Slowing it down, enjoying time with friends and family, or just some quiet time alone, has become very attractive to many of us. Incorporating an outdoor space, courtyard, deck, loggia, or a patio into the design or renovation of a home is a great way to make this happen.
An outdoor space also adds to the value of your home. It increases the livable square footage and gives you more options for use. When building a new home, if it is possible to include different outdoor areas, do it!
For a design to be successful, it also needs to be flexible and work with your existing lifestyle, yet encourage more interaction with the new environment itself. When considering an outdoor space, create one that allows for different living options. Adding glass partitions, automated screens, heating and/or cooling systems, sun shades, drapery, and awnings will create a comfortable private space.
Pairing natural materials like Latilla, Vigas, or wood Trellises and landscaping with architectural elements like columns and beams, can also help define and differentiate an outdoor space, giving your home that extra and well deserved living space you’ve been dreaming about….
Watch this time-lapse video of the courtyard remodel at this La Quinta home.