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Ramada Design Ideas

Ramadas are the cousin of Gazebos and the big brother of Pergolas. But, they have a personality of their own, providing  you with shade, comfort and privacy. Learn about these transformational spaces in our top three Ramada design ideas:

1. Make Your Backyard More Comfortable

Whether you live in the harsh deserts of Arizona or near the beaches of Florida, a Ramada can provide permanent shade during those hot summer months. Install it over top your outdoor kitchen, dining or seating area for an instant gathering spot.

It’s all about location, location, location when deciding to install your Ramada! Our customer, Graham, strategically placed his Treated Pine Ramada near the calm waterway and built a bridge leading from the Ramada, connecting the other side of his yard.

Fifthroom.com's 14' x18' Treated Pine Ramada.
Fifthroom.com’s 14′ x18′ Treated Pine Ramada.

Also, think about the material you want to use for your Ramada and determine if that syncs with your theme. The treated pine Ramada pictured above pairs well with the natural habitat setting. But, a bright white vinyl Ramada wouldn’t fit so well here.

2. Create a Courtyard

By adding a Ramada, you are creating a courtyard — a focal point for your backyard. Take our customer, Marlene, for instance whose Vinyl Ramada becomes the center of attention outside her East Hampton, NY home. The Ramada provides a destination for seating and relaxation amongst the beautiful landscaping, waterfall and pool. This is a breathtaking scene and with a Ramada, you can take it all in at your leisure!

Fifthroom.com's 12' x 14' Vinyl Ramada.
Fifthroom.com’s 12′ x 14′ Vinyl Ramada.

3. Add a Ramada to a Deck or Patio, too

Ramadas can be installed over decks or patios, giving you and your company privacy. Yet, the design has less hardware than a Gazebo, giving you more space to freely move around as well. This Ramada below comfortably sits six.

Fifthroom.com's 12' x 12' Treated Pine Ramada in Melrose, MA.
Fifthroom.com’s 12′ x 12′ Treated Pine Ramada in Melrose, MA.

And, if you have a pool and don’t have a Ramada, why don’t you have one yet?? Pools and Ramadas go together like peanut butter and jelly! It’s a great place to hang out with your swimsuit still on without having to go inside!

Fifthroom.com’s Ramadas are available in Treated Pine, Vinyl, Red and Rough Cut Cedar. We also have Gable Ramadas, which provide even more space so you can entertain more family and friends! Allow your outdoor living space to flourish with a new Ramada!


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What’s in Your Fifthroom?

Close your eyes and picture it – your ultimate Fifthroom. What does it look like? Where would it be? Is it a space inside your home, or an outdoor retreat?

A fifthroom can be any space you choose – indoors or outdoors – that is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The possibilities are endless.

Not sure what kind of fifthroom is right for you? Let’s explore some options that are not only popular now, but will remain a solid investment for years to come.

Pergolas are a wise choice if you’re looking to create an outdoor fifthroom. They can be used in many ways. As an attachment to an existing structure – such as the back porch of your home – they can enhance what is already there. As a free-standing structure, pergolas also can be used anywhere you desire. With the right furniture, lighting and décor, you can create the perfect ambiance for you and your guests.

Gazebos also make a nice outdoor fifthroom, and can be decorated to suit your specific needs. Interested in an outdoor dining area that is protected from inclement weather? A gazebo is perfect for insuring you and your guests will enjoy a meal outdoors no matter what the weather. Thinking more along the lines of relaxing instead of eating? Fill your gazebo with some comfortable outdoor furniture and enjoy a book or even a nap!

Thinking more along the lines of an enclosed outdoor room? A sunroom may be the perfect choice for you. They can be attached to an existing structure – such as your home – or designed to be a free-standing building elsewhere on your property.

Still not sure what is right for you? Visit our website and try out our unique design tools, which allow you to create your structure based on the features you desire.

~Shari Berg

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