structure: I like the cube look, but Aron worries about it not being united with house rooflines. Chunky black timber pergola and lime washed deck. Pinned to Garden Design - Pergolas by Darin Bradbury.
Healing your "mummy tummy" :-) Diastasis Recti. separation between your abdominal muscles which will constantly cause the "pooch" and crunches worsen the gap. There are exercises here that will help to strengthen your core and make that gap smaller.