How to Create a Nostalgic and Timeless Outdoor Room

The versatility of a laidback lakehouse allows it be used in many ways. It can be a sportsman's retreat - filled with leisurely days of fishing and grilling. It can be the center of a rambunctious summer spent swimming, boating and water skiing. Or it can be a romantic getaway with the perfect view of fall foliage. No matter what a lakehouse means to you it most likely shares this common thread: long lasting memories made in tranquil, wooded surroundings. Extending the inside outside with an outdoor room rewards everyone with maximum enjoyment of the lake and its natural environment.

When building a lakefront outdoor room, make the beautiful views the main focus. Choose durable, low maintenance furnishings. Shorea - similar to teak - is both weather and bug resistant. A pair of classic adirondack chairs and a porch swing create an instant feeling of nostalgia. A herringbone pattern rug in a tonal colorway has timeless appeal. Enhance the rustic atmosphere with lighting fixtures that resemble the look of cast iron without the maintenance. Cast aluminum makes a great alternative because it has a similar look but is both rust resistant and lighter in weight. Adding outdoor curtains provides mid-day shade or privacy for a late afternoon nap. When selecting colors, choose hues that allow the space to blend into the surroundings - leafy greens and woody neutrals. Complete your lakeside outdoor room with a Weber Genesis II Propane Gas Grill - a grill as versatile as the lake house itself. This grill includes high quality stainless steel grates and flavorizer bars. Push-button Infinity ignition also simplifies lighting your grill on your lakefront porch.

Lakefront Porch Essentials