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Ready for an Outdoor Makeover? We Have Tips!

Year after year, homeowners across the U.S. decide to upgrade and makeover their homes for efficiency and style. Whether you’re looking to upgrade to sell or just to enjoy, we have tips. After years of designing, manufacturing, and building outdoor rooms, we have seen our fair share of good and bad ideas. Let an outdoor room expert help you get started with your new upgrade.

Start at the Endcovered patio

The best way to start the design for your new outdoor space is to envision what you would like in the end. Is it something that you can D-I-Y? Is it a complicated install that requires a professional hire? These are things to think about as you begin to browse our products and designs. Consider the type of space you would like first, including the walls, structure, appliances, necessities, and more. If you need electricity in your outdoor kitchen, consider where you’d like the outlets. If you prefer a basic fire pit over a gas unit, consider where you’d like to stack wood, where the smoke will settle, what type of seating is safest near open flames. Once you have an idea of what you’d like your outdoor space to look like and what you’d like it to do for you, it’s time to talk to a contractor.

Hire a Certified Contractor

Whether your project is big or small, it’s important to get the right help. Your municipal codes may require you to hire a certified contractor even for minor renovations and constructions. Find out from your city authorities first, then look for contractors that are specifically trained and certified for your needs. For instance, if your install includes a fire appliance of some kind, you should have it installed by a National Fire Institute (NFI) certified chimney and fireplace technician. This will not only protect your property but also your investment and maybe even your life. Our products, including structures, are incredibly easy to construct. They’re shipped to your door with clearly labeled parts and detailed instructions, however, they are best installed by a certified professional.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild

Visit our gallery to find some of our favorite projects. When it comes to outdoor spaces, the sky is the limit. Many homeowners design an outdoor space that complements the home, landscape, and their personality perfectly, and we can help. You can design a basic patio with a low wall and gas fireplace or an elaborate outdoor kitchen and tiki bar next to a kidney-shaped pool with a stone waterfall.
At IBD Outdoor Rooms it’s our goal to turn your fantasy into reality, and we can get started as soon as you get started.

Contact IBD Outdoor Rooms

We can help you design your dream space today. Call 704-960-4530, contact us online or stop by our showroom at 184 Academy Ave., Concord, North Carolina.

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Building Your Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Growing in popularity, an outdoor living space can be a great investment in your home. For those who enjoy relaxing outdoors, having the perfect outdoor room adds more space to your house and provides an excellent spot for entertaining family and friends. IBD Outdoor Rooms has been planning and designing outdoor living spaces for years, and we can help you create the outdoor kitchen, deck, or patio of your dreams. We would like to share some tips with you on how to design outdoor living spaces and to tell you more about the options you have when you design an outdoor room with IBD Outdoor Rooms.

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What is the purpose of your dream outdoor living space?

To get started on designing your perfect outdoor living space, determine the purpose for this new area. Once you have decided on exactly how you wish to use this space, you will have a better idea of the features you want to include. IBD Outdoor Rooms offers several different options for types of living spaces. If you are wanting an outdoor kitchen and dining area, we can equip your new outdoor room with one of our kitchen islands to house your grill and other cooking necessities. We can design cabinets for stylish storage areas that keep your outdoor kitchen looking neat and tidy. If you simply want an outdoor seating space, we can design a pergola or a pavilion that provides shade for hot, sunny days.

Where do you want to add your dream outdoor living space?

If you have a special view in your backyard that you would like to highlight, IBD Outdoor Rooms can design your new outdoor room to take advantage of this view. We have planned outdoor fireplaces and fire pits that can accentuate the beauty of your surroundings and provide a focal point for your outdoor seating area. With a fire, you can enjoy being outside all year long. When you are planning the location for your dream outdoor living space, you will also want to take the amount of sunlight into consideration. As mentioned earlier, we can design a custom-made pergola or pavilion to help protect you from the sun while you enjoy your outdoor living space.

How would you like to decorate your dream outdoor living space?

Once you have planned out the layout of your new outdoor living room, you can then get started on selecting the decor for this space. We offer a couple of different finishes for our outdoor rooms and kitchens, including granitech and stone finishes. If you would like to carry over the decor of your outdoor living space to the rest of your yard, we also design chase covers, mailboxes, and lampposts and post bases. IBD Outdoor Rooms can make your property look like a magnificent estate with the special touches we can add to your yard.

Considering adding an outdoor living space? Contact IBD Outdoor Rooms to get started on the plans for the outdoor room of your dreams.

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Advantages of Having a Pergola

One of our specialties at IBD Outdoor Rooms, designing and building pergolas and pavilions provide an open outdoor living space away from the house. The main difference between these two structures is pavilions are roofed, and pergolas are partially roofed. To those who have never seen a pergola, it may look unfinished because of its simple structure of vertical beams and roof beams. As pergolas have become a popular outdoor decorating trend, we would like to talk about them and tell you more about the benefits of having a pergola in your yard.

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A pergola gives you defined space outdoors.

Giving you more privacy than a deck or patio, a pergola provides an area for outdoor dining, entertaining, and relaxation. Pergolas are often paired with a deck or concrete flooring, and you can add drapes or screens for even more privacy.

A pergola gives you a place to grow vines and other plants.

Depending on the soil and climate conditions of where you live, clematis, wisteria, ivy, hops or grapes are ideal climbing plants to grow to provide shade, beauty, and privacy to your pergola. IBD Outdoor Rooms can suggest which plants are the best for the area and make recommendations about which types would look best with your pergola. In the spring, a pergola wall covered with flowers can brighten your day. You can also use your pergola for vertical gardening if your yard has limited space for growing plants.

A pergola can give you a bit of shade on a hot day.

While the typical pergola does not provide total shade, the beams or latticework at the top of the pergola still give you some relief from the blazing sun. You can also use fabric as a shield from the sun. Keeping the roof open on a pergola allows you to fully enjoy the stars in the sky at night.

A pergola will add real estate value to your home.

According to ModernMom, the home renovation expert Bob Vila claims attractive landscaping can add up to 20% real estate value to your home. Think of the money you are spending on a beautiful pergola as an investment in your home that you will enjoy for years to come.

A pergola can be customized with any amenities you would like.

If you wish to use your pergola as a dining room, IBD Outdoor Rooms can design built-in seating that will stay true to the clean architectural lines of a pagoda. We can also add an outdoor fireplace to the pergola to create the perfect outdoor spot for relaxation and conversation.

Interested in adding a pagoda to your backyard? Contact IBD Outdoor Rooms to talk to our expert staff about your pergola options.

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Imagine Your Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Just about all of us daydream about ways to take our homes closer to our dream-home vision. But few parts of our homes offer more flexibility and possibility than our outdoor space — which is part of why outdoor kitchens have been getting more and more popular. We don’t have to worry about load-bearing walls and existing ceiling height — aside of the framework of the size of our yard or patio and our budget, we can really dream as big as we want to.

Now's the time to let your imagination and creativity shine. Create that dreamy outdoor kitchen you've always wanted!

Now’s the time to let your imagination and creativity shine. Create that dreamy outdoor kitchen you’ve always wanted!

And that’s a big part of why we love what we do at IBD Outdoor Rooms: We get to help make those outdoor kitchen dreams a reality — and do so just about every day!

Create A Kitchen That’s Totally ‘You’

IBD Outdoor Rooms can help you enjoy an outdoor kitchen that’s exactly what you need and want, from the look to the function. From start to finish, your space can be designed to be totally you.


An outdoor kitchen can be a lot more than a grill and some counter space, and IDB’s kitchen island options let you custom-create a kitchen design and setup that perfectly fits your outdoor space, the way you plan to use it and the visual vision you have for it. Place and mix and match our six different basic designs to work with space and shape and your cooking and entertainment needs, and decide on a finished look — including whether you want the island already finished and ready to install, partially finished and ready for final touches, or an unfinished blank slate.


You can take an outdoor kitchen a bunch of different ways. If you want a space designed mostly for entertaining, we can focus on more countertop and dining space. But if cooking is your thing, IBD can accommodate that love in a big way. We can start with our basic kitchen island design and the appliance space they offer, and build from there. Our wood-fired ovens are seriously beautiful and ready for serious pizza baking (and more). We can also build in a Kamado Kaddy or Kradle to comfortably and stylishly house your kamado grill in your new outdoor kitchen.


You might want your kitchen to be totally open to the out of doors, or you might want a little shade or protection from the elements. IBD Outdoor Rooms can suit your preferences to the letter, whichever way you’re leaning. If you’d like a little shade and some added architectural draw, we have a variety of different pergolas and pavilions that can be customized to fit your vision. You can add a simple four-post pergola, or an eye-grabbing Hip Roof Pavilion. Want more coverage? We can deliver everything from cedar-shingled roofs to fabric awnings from Sunbrella.

Beyond The Basics

Our intent at IDB is to help you turn fantasy into reality — and if that fantasy includes taking your outdoor kitchen even further with some cool fire features, we can help there too! Want something more bold and modern? Our Art of Fire fireplaces are just that — works of art that also provide the warmth of fire. We carry everything you’ll need to create the perfect outdoor fireplace or fire pit, too, whether that’s small and simple or a major centerpiece!

Do you have a vision for a perfect outdoor kitchen? IBD Outdoor Rooms would love to help make it real. Just give us a call!

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