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
I used to love sitting in the solarium playing cards. I think a sunroom/conservatory is a great place to relax. I think it would be awesome to have one that's so sunny I could grow plants there, like the greenhouse at the Chocolate Museum.