Tag Archives: Outdoor Renovations

Tips to Get the Most out of Your Outdoor Space

For many of us, nothing beats relaxing in the comfort of our own outdoor retreat.  But is your outdoor space usable in the hot summer and chilly winter?  It is possible to enjoy an outdoor room much of the year if you plan ahead and incorporate features into the design that will make the space more comfortable as temperatures rise or fall.  Following are some items to consider and discuss with your design team when you’re trying to get the most out of your outdoor space. Hot Weather In the summer months heat can make the outdoor entertaining downright unbearable. … Read More >

Qualified Remodeler – 2018 Outdoor Planning Guide

Featured In: Qualified Remodeler, April 2018 Excerpt:  “A property with 175 acres lacked an outdoor entertaining area comfortable for family gatherings yet large enough to host charity events and business functions. The new living space comprises a covered pavilion, multiple sitting areas and an outdoor kitchen, which substantially increases the square footage of the house. An ideal location allows unobstructed views from the outdoor space. The pavilion spotlights a standing seam metal roof, and cable railing further enables a panoramic view of the surrounding land. A graceful staircase leads down to the lower-level patio, where the outdoor kitchen includes a… Read More >

Does your outdoor space meet your current needs?

Today’s backyards are often multi-purpose spaces designed for relaxing, entertaining, and spending time with the whole family. Does your outdoor space meet your current needs? Or is it underutilized, neglected, or dated? If you don’t love what you see, consider the following to transform your backyard from blasé to beautiful. Poolside Paradise A well-designed pool area can create a resort-like oasis right in your own backyard. Intriguing options like a gradual-sloped beach entry, free-form shapes and natural “saltwater” fills can add to the resort vibe. While free form pools have a unique appeal, many homeowners still opt for a traditional… Read More >