Your home’s living space can include much more than what’s inside the walls. By adding a patio, screened porch or sunroom to your home, you increase usable living space. If you want to spend more time outside this spring and summer, now is the time to start planning a remodeling project!
Patios range from simple to elaborate. A simple patio might include a nicely landscaped concrete slab, whereas a more elaborate one might include slate or pavers, a fire pit, an outdoor kitchen and a pergola. As you work to design your new outdoor living space, keep in mind that some additional lighting may benefit the space – especially if you’re adding an outdoor kitchen. If you’re dealing with a sloped backyard, the patio may need a railing for safety.
Screened porches offer the best of both worlds: outdoor space without the bugs. When you add a screened porch to your home, remember that this is not a cooking space, it is a living space. Outdoor grills should never be placed under a screened porch for safety reasons. Many homeowners add both a screened porch and nearby patio for their outdoor cooking needs. When considering a screened porch, you need to make sure that your easement allows for a covered space home addition.
Also referred to as a three-season room in the Northeast, sunrooms are a great addition to any home. These rooms offer additional living space that is generally not heated or cooled, and can be completely closed off to the main living area. Sunrooms offer a great deal of flexibility. Designed to let in as much natural light as possible, sunrooms have only enough wall space to support the roof. The windows providing the light open to let in fresh air on mild days but can be closed when there is driving rain or it’s a bit too cool. A sunroom addition can open to a patio for true outdoor living space.
As winter winds down, now is the time to get excited about a new outdoor living space. Whether your budget and property allow for a patio, screened porch, sunroom addition or some combination of the three, let G.M. Roth Design Remodeling help you plan the perfect space. Get started today by calling (603) 880-3761.