Outdoor living areas in Charlotte have become an exciting way for homeowners to incorporate the pleasures of nature and our beautiful outdoors with family living areas. The concept for the outdoor room has remained the same but new advances in architecture, lighting, and furniture have dramatically increased its functionality in the modern home.
Outdoor retreats infuse nature with all of the comforts that we enjoy indoors. Basic outdoor rooms contain a space for cooking and dining and more elaborate concepts include everything from sofas and beds to spas and meditation areas. The possibilities for outdoor rooms are almost limitless. However, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind when planning and creating an exciting and useful space that you and your guests will be able to take pleasure in for years to come.
1. Actual space needed.
You’d be surprised how much space a 20′ x 20′ sunroom or a 15-foot gazebo really takes up. Try cutting pieces of string the length of your planned outdoor addition and laying them on the ground. Add an extra foot for security! This will give you an idea of how much space is really needed for your project.
2. Plan ahead for electricity, HVAC and plumbing.
Is your new outdoor space going to be covered, enclosed or totally open? Will you want electrical outlets, outdoor sinks and appliances, or natural gas? These are the basic infrastructure items that will need to be thought of prior to any building.
3. Neighborhood covenants and HOA regulations.
There are rules and guidelines that cover most outdoor living additions and new structures. We will take care of all of these for you. But you need to consider these rules when thinking about your outside addition. Checking your neighbor’s backyards can help guide you. What do they have in their yards?
4. Transitional indoor/outdoor rooms.
Here’s a new trend for outdoor living areas: transitioning from an enclosed sunroom or outdoor room to an open patio area to a covered gazebo area. This new trend in outdoor living areas gives homeowners three distinct areas: the safety and temperature-controlled environment of the indoor sunroom, the open air and exposure to sun of the patio area, and the covered and/or screened enjoyment of the gazebo. Throw in a hammock and you’ll never have to go back to your bedroom!
Our Outdoor Living Area&Structure Project Experience
- Enclosed Sunrooms
- Enclosed Porches & Mud rooms
- Pool Houses
- Pergolas & Patios
- Screened Porches
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Outdoor Fireplaces & Firepits
- Stone Walkways, Pathways & Seating Walls
- Gourmet Grilling Areas
- Dining Rooms – Enclosed, Semi-covered & Screened
- Workshops & Hobby Rooms
- Gardening Sheds
Please call us at 704-605-9695 or email us at email@example.com for a free consultation with Charles Brown, master carpenter, from The Charlotte Remodeling Company!