Case Design/Remodeling Indy Wins National Design Award

We are honored to announce that we have been presented with a silver award for the 2012 Outdoor Living Under $100,000 category by Professional Remodeler magazine. This occasion marks the first time CaseIndy has won national design recognition.

“We were competing against large, national remodeling companies in this category,” said Larry Greene, president and owner of CaseIndy. “We are proud to have our design/build efforts recognized at this level. The judges were impressed with the transformation we were able to achieve.”

The winning project was a complete outdoor living remodel performed in the Bayhill neighborhood in Carmel. The home was built in the mid-90s and the existing backyard included a simple wood deck and nicely landscaped areas.  Our client was looking to add a screened porch, as well as more accessible and usable deck and patio area to their home. The homeowners were pleased with the flow and design of their interior space and did not want to make any changes to those areas. They also wanted access to the outside space without having to enter the new screened-porch.

Our designer was challenged to create a new screened-porch without breaking into the existing brick and siding, and without interfering with the second story master bedroom. The final design called for the screened-porch to be built off the center wall of the existing breakfast nook bump out.  As the homeowners did not want to change the traffic flow within the interior or exterior of their home by adding or moving entryways, access to the porch was from the exterior of the home only. Two entry points to the porch were included in the design for aesthetic and practical purposes. The roofline of the porch was wrapped around the sidewalls of the bump out, providing natural integration with the existing home and protection from the elements for the entryways. Connecting the porch on just one small wall of the bump out, and the addition of two full screened-doors, large windows and a vaulted ceiling, allowed the maximum amount of light to enter the interior of the home. Placing the porch off this area of the house achieved the goal of keeping the new structure from interfering with the second story of the bump out, where the master bedroom is located.

A new cedar deck was installed within the existing deck space. The more open design called for removing railings, allowing greater access to the back yard and patio, as well as entertaining space. Limestone pathways to the grass area from the deck and from the second exit from the screened porch gave the homeowners attractive access to all areas of the yard. A new pergola was built to indentify the pathway from the existing patio area to the yard.

The result was a new screened-porch that flowed seamlessly with the exterior of the home without interfering with the original home structure. The small brick wall from the first-floor bump out accentuates the feel of the screened-porch being a part of the existing structure. Matching paint colors and decorative elements, such as the thin cut stone on the porch columns, blended the new porch in to the up-scale feel of the neighborhood. Better design of the outdoor porch and patio gave the homeowners more usable space and clearer pathways.

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