Outdoor living is a growing trend throughout the United States, and Indiana is no exception. In 2012, we created many beautiful outdoor spaces for our clients, from expanded patios to 4-season room additions. Each project offered the homeowners a new way to enjoy their homes inside and out.
Refreshing the porch led to a full build out of a new patio and fireplace area. Raised beds gave this chef homeowner space to grow her own ingredients. We also created better access to the outdoor storage under the porch.
Designing an outdoor dining area truly bridged the outdoors to the indoors in this project. The pergola lends an intimate feel to the seating area. The large countertop provides space for food prep and serving. A clear view of the pool allows the parents to relax while the kids swim.
This 4-season porch addition also included an outdoor deck. The pitched roof gives the room an even more airy feel. A state-of -the-art ventilation system was included for the cigar-smoking homeowner. A wetbar, a flat-screened TV and a beautiful view finished off this welcoming space.The addition of a screened porch must include scaling the project to the home. Height, roof-lines, trim and paint colors are important considerations in the design. Don’t forget entrances and window size either.
Design your screen porch around how you want to use it. In this project, we had room for multiple seating areas while allowing room for traffic between the entrance to the home and the exit to outside. Consider the view you will have as well.
Off-setting this three-season porch from the house via a small entryway had many design advantages. First, we were able to include two exit ways from the porch for ease of use. Next, there are now four walls of windows, rather than the more common three. Finally, the interior porch space was maximized by not having to design around foot traffic going in and out.
A space for many uses drove the design of this three-season porch addition. Hidden behind the food service area is a drop-in hot tub. There was also enough room for comfortable seating for both dinner, and reading or TV watching.
If you are considering an outdoor living remodel for 2013, contact us today. Leaving plenty of time to design for your needs and wants can help you be in your new space in time for summer.