If your looking for a great way to add square footage to your house – bring it outside! Add an outdoor room to your home and have a unique fun setting to entertain your friends and family. Our clients are bringing everything outdoors – fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, living rooms, fountains – even decorating with plush furnishings and lighting!
When designing your outdoor room, start by defining the function you want your room to serve and the foundation for your room. Do you just want to add square footage to your current living space? Do you want a pool as your focal point with separate living spaces around it, a separate kitchen space and living room and fireplace space? Do you want to create a private covered courtyard space complete with walls and a roof? Or the ultimate MAN room with built-in grill and kegorator, plush reclining chairs and outdoor big screen television!
Once you have decided how you want to use your room, start thinking about the foundation. Many rooms start with a patio – brick, paver, blue stone, travertine, or concrete. Once you have your foundation think about if you want walls – paver columns, brick walls, or wood fence – and a roof – trellis with vines, pavilion roof, pergola or just wide open sky.
Now that you have the structural details in place you can really get creative with all the other features you want to include in your outdoor room. Below is just a small list of what you can do. Use your imagination to create the perfect space for you!