Most of the time you see ramadas and pergolas built freestanding on patios or pool decks. When considering the layout of your outdoor living spaces, keep in mind that a traditional spot for Phoenix ramadas is attached to the house.
This gorgeous open air living room would be instantly classified as a porch to many people, but it is definitely a Southwestern ramada design. These welcome shade roof structured can be fashioned as ‘trellis ramadas’, and look a great deal like the pergolas found in the North and East. A ramada can also have trellised sides and be adorned with scrambling flowering vines, much like the structures known as arbors.
Obviously, this lovely shaded space is without question a solid roofed ramada. Designs like this one are a welcome extension of the Arizona home, allowing easy access to both the indoor rooms and the patio or pool deck beyond. From Phoenix to Scottsdale, ramadas that are a prominent part of Arizona patio designs will shelter outdoor fireplaces, dining or relaxing seating and built in BBQ grills. All of these shade structures, even with Glendale ramadas, feature open air relief from the sun for more comfortable outdoor living spaces.
This particular Phoenix ramada’s features do not differ much from many other ramada designs. It is open to the air on three sides, allowing any available breeze to move through it freely. The flooring of fired Mexican tiles is an extension of the home’s patio pavers. As with many solid roofed ramada designs, a central ceiling fan is in place to assist with cooling.
Comfortable chairs for dining or lounging surround the long outdoor living space table. What better spot to enjoy the game or a great movie? The back wall is equipped with a big screen TV for just that reason, a feature becoming really popular in Phoenix patio designs.
On the far end of this lovely ramada’s floor plan is where the outdoor fireplace’s situated. Unlike most people’s Arizona patio designs with a wood burning or gas fireplace included, this one is floor to ceiling and looks like it belongs in a traditional parlor. Beautiful and surprising, this fireplace is treated with natural white marble mantle and front, along with an ornately framed mirror hung above it on the adobe masonry wall.
The opposite end from the outdoor fireplace in this gorgeous Phoenix ramada design’s layout is a small growing space with shade loving plants, a potted tree and a richly carved, deep brown Spanish chest. No matter where you look while inside this Spanish tile roofed outdoor living space, it is both opulent and relaxed.