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Outdoor Living is Sweet – Building Outdoor Living Rooms

Outdoor Living is Sweet – Building Outdoor Living Rooms

Outdoor living that brings the back yard into your everyday lifestyle  is very desirable. In the past, outdoor living meant creating a deck where the barbeque was placed. It was considered a space you used when you had company over on a warm day.  Now, people are considering the back yard as an extension of the indoor living area where people can entertain guests or just relax on a daily basis even on weather days that are not optimal .

What could be better than sitting outside in a comfortable and inviting space where everyone is warm just as the sun is beginning to set? Good food is cooking, nice music is in the background, wine and food are readily available, and everyone is comfortable even as it is either chilly outside or the sun is blazing. The makings of a memorable evening in my opinion. The key is to provide total comfort for yourself and your guests in a space that is as cozy as it is inviting. It is a extension of the home not a separate area.

Speaking of comfort – here is a project that was very fun to complete.  This client wanted to have a great outdoor living space in their large, but empty back yard.

outdoor living


As you can see by the design we’re creating something that fits beautifully with the home. To complete the overall plan, we are working with a creative landscape to work on the surrounding environment and add those final accents which will pull everything together.

Valle View Remodel

Valle View Remodel

Valle View Remodel

Valle View Remodel

For this particular structure, we’ve opted to go with sturdy beams as part of the exposed ceiling. We’re also putting pillars in each of the corners to provide structural and aesthetic anchors. All of these design elements are going to give the space a kind of rustic, natural feel. However, it’s going to have a durable tile roof. But we’re not stopping there! To really set this space apart we’re going to install an electronic butler to deliver platters of food and drink down from the kitchen right to the space. For the finishing touch we added heaters and wind and sun screens .


What our customers are saying:

“Their team was great and they worked effectively with the City Inspector. And, the finished product was even better! They communicated with me on each aspect of the job, were creative in solving challenges and executed the project in a timely manner at the quoted price.”

—Sande M., Sausalito

“They were prompt and worked rapidly and cleaned when they completed the work. Everyone took all my cares as their own and were very helpful no matter what the situation was.”

—Clara M., Novato, CA

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