If you have the space, make a cozy cabana to put in your back yard. First build the frame using PVC pipes. Then dig the foundation holes. Add the legs and, at the end, add the curtains. You can customize this project however you want.
throw up 4 wood posts; use heavy duty wire to connect and thread fabric or curtains from each one thus creating a "wall" around the patio space. Also softens up the area and allows for a more relaxing atmosphere in downtown Columbia. Back porch idea
(now if there were some way to Create A Slice of Sun! that's what our yard needs more of) Create A Slice of Shade by marthastewart: A simple canopy which goes up in minutes can transform an empty space into a welcoming 'place'.
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