Remodeler: CG&S Design-Build
Location: Westlake, Texas
Square footage: 3,081
Project cost: $200,000

Photos: Tommy Kile

Photos: Tommy Kile

The gap between the back of the home and an existing pool amounted to a hot, sun-blasted place with no sense of transition. A generous extension to the porch—with plenty of seating and a full-on outdoor kitchen with grilling station—created an inviting new living space. Redoing the pool deck and coping produced a better connection between previously separated outdoor living areas. As a result, the pool deck now extends to the porch and the new outdoor cooking area, which contains a grill, refrigerator and a stainless steel sink. The family often uses this outdoor kitchen exclusively because of its effectiveness. A granite countertop and four bar chairs help complete the space, as well as a wall-mounted TV and several other seating options near the cooking area.

BEFORE

Product Information
Pavers: Stone Creek
Grill: Lynx
Refrigerator: Lynx
Grill/smoker: Big Green Egg
Faucet: Simplice

Tommy Kile


Remodeler: Hurst Design Build Remodeling
Location: Olmsted Falls, Ohio
Square footage: 658
Project cost: $86,500

Photos: Mark Wayner

Photos: Mark Wayner

A family with a beautiful backyard desired new living space to prolong the outdoor entertaining season in northeast Ohio. They envisioned a functional area that could be inviting both day and night in spite of less than perfect weather. The existing deck needed to be rebuilt, and a large zone of pavers had to be repaired before they could be reused, which helped the budget significantly. The project had to account for numerous trees surrounding the area and produce a covered space without cutting off all the natural light. A sizable patio complements the sheltered deck, where a wet bar with beverage refrigerator and custom-made cabinetry increases convenience. Barstools flank the fireplace, which sits below the wall-mounted TV and features a stone veneer surround.

BEFORE

Product Information
Fireplace: Modern Flames Electric
Fireplace stone veneer: Dutch Quality
Roof covering: CertainTeed
Vertical panel: James Hardie
Decking: TimberTech
Railing: TimberTech
Beam wrap: AZEK
Cabinet lighting: Outwater Plastics
Rail/stair lights: TimberTech
Paint: Sherwin-Williams
Gas heaters: Bromic Tungsten
Patio door: Pella

Mark Wayner


Remodeler: Dale’s Remodeling
Location: Salem, Oregon
Square footage: 1,060
Project cost: $81,237

Photo: Dale’s Remodeling

Photos: Dale’s Remodeling

The homeowners sought a dual-functioning outdoor addition that could accentuate the period of their colonial-style house. A second-story, five-layer deck system, designed to withstand the wet weather conditions of the Pacific Northwest, creates a dry entertaining space on the ground level, where a new outdoor cooking area and twin fireplace incorporates recycled brick from the 1900s. Finding balance between the dimension and aesthetics of the double fireplace, chimney, decking and cooking area presented a challenge. The design remains consistent with the existing elements of the original structure and fulfills each individual goal of the project. Brick accents and lantern-style fixtures emphasize the attributes of the residence and produce a truly multifunctional space.

BEFORE

Product Information
Decking membrane: Versa-Deck
Floor panels: Weyerhaeuser
French doors: Andersen
Railing: AZEK
Lighting fixtures: Hinkley
Grill: DCS Appliances
Paint: Sherwin-Williams

Dale’s Remodeling


Remodeler: BOWA
Location: Waterford, Virginia
Square footage: 2,000
Project cost: $300,000

Photos: Bob Narod Photography, LLC

Photos: Bob Narod Photography, LLC

A property with 175 acres lacked an outdoor entertaining area comfortable for family gatherings yet large enough to host charity events and business functions. The new living space comprises a covered pavilion, multiple sitting areas and an outdoor kitchen, which substantially increases the square footage of the house. An ideal location allows unobstructed views from the outdoor space. The pavilion spotlights a standing seam metal roof, and cable railing further enables a panoramic view of the surrounding land. A graceful staircase leads down to the lower-level patio, where the outdoor kitchen includes a built-in grill and smoker. The home now assimilates a rustic-meets-contemporary design concept—both intimate and big enough to serve the family’s diverse needs.

BEFORE

Product Information
Decking: Trex; Fiberon
Siding: James Hardie
PVC trim: Versatex
Roof system: Carlisle

Bob Narod Photography, LLC


Remodeler: Sea Pointe Construction
Location: Orange, California
Square footage: 650
Project cost: $51,600

Photos: Marc Weisberg

Photos: Marc Weisberg

An open-concept floor plan connects the entryway and living spaces to the relocated kitchen and the back side of the house. The installation of 14-foot bifold doors required a massive beam and some structural work. Exposing the outdoor room addition, which called for sizable beams in the same location as the new bifold doors, necessitated the use of finish-grade lumber and hardware. The cooking space, tucked behind the main entertaining area, contains a large pizza oven, wood-fired barbecue and ample countertop space. A bar area encompasses a wall-mounted TV and an enormous two-sided fireplace. The primary seating zone, covered by a tongue-and-groove wood ceiling, integrates gas heaters, oversized chandeliers and consistent flooring to match the interior of the home.

BEFORE

Product Information
Cabinetry: Omega
Wall tile: Eleganza
Countertop: Cambria
Bifold doors: LaCantina Doors

Marc Weisberg


Remodeler: Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Square footage: 585
Project cost: $114,950

Photos: Michelle/Artistique.com

Photos: Michelle/Artistique.com

The failing wooden deck surface, framing and footings—as well as an existing concrete patio on the lower level—required demolition and disposal. New pressure-treated wood and steel framing expanded the elevated deck and patio roofs. A bigger, aluminum sliding door connects the family room to the entertainment space, and a pair of new French doors opens into the hot tub deck area. Covered roofs over both sections highlight tongue-and-groove cedar ceilings and privacy screens, and they incorporate recessed, electric radiant heaters. The outdoor kitchen includes a built-in barbecue and refrigerator, and features a custom, stainless sink and countertop with a matching backsplash. Red meranti hardwood decking enhances the powder-coated, steel and wood capped rail system.

BEFORE

Product Information
Grill: Memphis Wood Fire Grills
Sink faucet: Elkay
Hot tub: Marquis Spas
Sliding door: Western Window Systems
French doors: Simpson Door
Ceiling fan: Big Ass Fans
Ceiling heaters: Infratech

Michelle/Artistique.com


Remodeler: Strite Design + Remodel
Location: Boise, Idaho
Square footage: 600
Project cost: $125,465

Photos: David Meadows

Photos: David Meadows

The owners frequently donate their home, which features incredible views of Boise, for nonprofit use during the summer months. Previously the two-story residence dominated the main gathering area of the yard, where hundreds of people come to be entertained. A heavy, timber trellis across the full width of the house now breaks up the two-level plane and forges an inviting space below. A poorly flashed concrete deck revealed significant rot and had to be removed and reconstructed with the proper flashing. Patio stones were restored, the stucco face was replaced with rock, and several white-framed windows were changed out. A motorized drop-down shading device helps to further enclose the living area into an outdoor cigar-smoking “lounge” for multi-seasonal use.

BEFORE

Product Information
Upper deck: Custom mortar float
Lower deck: Stained concrete
Wallboard: USG Durock

David Meadows


Remodeler: The Cleary Company
Location: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Square footage: 406
Project cost: $91,137

Photos: Marshall Skinner/Marshall Evan Photography

Photos: Marshall Skinner/Marshall Evan Photography

A couple who enjoys hosting family and friends, especially outdoors, wanted to extend the use of their backyard with a large screened porch. Soil conditions uncovered during excavation required changes to the foundation plans and caused early delays in the schedule. The roof design entailed extensive engineering to satisfy the request for an open, expansive area with no support columns. A custom steel beam and special brackets demanded additional labor and equipment for delivery and installation. The clipped corner on one end of the structure accommodates an indoor/outdoor fireplace. Traditional carpentry details, such as the mouldings, trim, crown and window framing, fuse with contemporary selections for the fireplace and ceiling fan to create a transitional design.

BEFORE

Product Information
Ceiling fan: Emerson
Fireplace: Heat & Glo
Fireplace surround: Glen-Gery
Screen door: ProVia
Paint: Sherwin-Williams

Marshall Skinner/Marshall Evan Photography

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