Mom and Dad's Patio
For deck - ?
Pergola over slab
Front porch - oriental rug
Maybe a pergola could be built out from the shed that would shelter the grill --- the grill could be stored inside the shed in winter. There could be a concrete or stone pad for it on either side.
This would be great.
General flow - note that the grill is near the seating area on the upper level, with dining down below. Not sure how the grill would fit in their yard but I like the organization.
Could build a barrier / surround for the grill (moveable, if you wanted - as the stones are not necessarily mortared) to add a division between yard and define the dining area.
Plant something tall in front of the deck (where grill is now) for some sculptural element. Once again I like how the dining area is down the steps and to the front and side, perpendicular to raised area.
concrete can look glam.
Another built in grill space --- that could transition to being in front of a fence when you're ready.
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