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Outdoor Living Season is Coming: Are You Ready?

The Las Vegas Review Journal recently released a report of national home renovation trends. One item really jumped out at us. “Make it your own,” the report stated, adding that families are increasingly personalizing floor plans to suit their lifestyle, rather than what may have been the traditional way to use space in their region.

One example of “Make it your own” is the trend toward eliminating the formal living room, using that space instead for home businesses, bedrooms, or to make all the other rooms in the house larger. Another example, and this is something we’ve been seeing here in Montgomery County for a while, is the use of porches, patios and sunrooms as additional living space.

House with nice front porch, wooden double doors, wicker furniture,mexican tile paver floor
House with nice front porch, wooden double doors, wicker furniture,mexican tile paver floor

When you’re thinking about having a porch or patio added to your home, consider how you’d like to use that space. Our talented designers are happy to work with you to incorporate features to accomplish your goals. For example, if you like to do a lot of outdoor cooking and entertaining, a porch design that incorporates a built in grill and refrigerator, as well as smart seating, is a great idea. Adding screening can transform a deck into a summer bedroom – great for guests and the kids who never get enough of ‘camping out’.

Outdoor living is really about spending time with the people you like best and creating lasting memories with them. It’s less formal and structured than the other entertaining we may do: you don’t need fine china and silverware to eat barbecued chicken. Of course, if you’re looking for elegance, Kitchen and Bath Depot can make that happen too! Look at our Inspiration Gallery for some stunning sunroom additions any home owner would be proud of.