Exploring Outdoor Living Options – Part 1

Summer plans may have changed as we all deal with the new reality of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the season.

The Atlanta area is a great place to enjoy the outdoors for several months during the year. Investing in your outdoor space is one of the best ways to improve the value of your home and enhance the usability of your yard.

Over our next several blog posts, we’ll be looking at ways you can improve your outdoor space. We’re also going to share the stories of Atlanta Design & Build customers that have seen a significant difference in their lives with new outdoor living projects.

The most important part of the decision is finding a solution that works for you and your family. An experienced remodeler like Atlanta Design & Build can walk you through the process and make sure that you get a deck, patio, sunroom or other outdoor space that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Outdoor living solutions continue to evolve.

Many homeowners are no longer opting for a simple deck or patio. Instead, we’re seeing more demand for hybrid projects that bring many features into the undertaking.

One of the first decisions to make when it comes to your outdoor project is how you want to structure it. There are several elements that go into choosing what type of outdoor living project is best for you.

The terrain of your yard is a major factor when choosing an outdoor living space.

A patio is best in a space that is relatively flat or can be excavated to achieve the necessary terrain. A deck or porch can usually be built to deal with sloping or rough terrain. Underlying conditions, depth of the water table and soil composition all can play a role in the long-term health of any project. An improperly installed project can redirect water and result in a flooded basement or other issues. This is why it’s so important to have professional help!

The line between the porch and patio is getting blurred, as well.

Typically, a porch is attached to the house, may be screened or not, and likely has a wood floor. A patio, on the other hand, can be an attached or detached outdoor feature with a paved, stone or brick floor. However, we’re now seeing more homeowners opt to combine the two, with patios featuring roofs, fireplaces, pergolas and other features that offer protection from the elements but still allow air to flow in.

You can do so much more today with your outdoor space than a simple wood deck or plain concrete slab. A qualified remodeler like Atlanta Design & Build can help you craft a project that meets your unique needs and desires for a warm, inviting space to spend time with your family. We’ll have more on this topic in the coming weeks! Ready to start creating your dream outdoor space? Atlanta Design & Build is here to guide you through your next home project. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs!