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Friday, June 14, 2013

Dallas Remodel: Outdoor Kitchen & Living Area

 Finishing up just in time for summer...

In just a few months a great amount of progress has occurred to get this Dallas Remodel ready for summertime festivities! The usable poolside space has doubled with increased covered area that will provide greater flexibility for outdoor cooking and dining. By extending the master bedroom and reworking the landscape surrounding the pool, previously disjointed zones are unified allowing for much larger and interactive gatherings.

One great challenge with exterior additions is integrating the addition into the home so that it appears to have always existed as part of the original structure.  Roof lines can be especially tricky to integrate if the additional space will have vaulted ceilings or unique layouts. Matching the exact shingle color and stucco texture may also present a challenge, even with a home constructed as recently as a few years ago. Choosing the perfect material supplier and tradesperson are key to achieve a seamless look. 

Once the additional structures are completed, the process of adding finish materials, cabinetry and countertops, appliances, fixtures and landscaping begins. The space is made habitable during Texas summers thanks to fans from the Haiku line of Big Ass Fans and, though they will not be used for a great many months, ceiling mounted heaters for the chillier times of the year.

With the completion of this outdoor living addition, hopefully our clients will be able to enjoy poolside family gatherings for years to come. Photos of the finished product coming soon!