When the owners of this home—a growing family of three—came to us, they weren’t sure what the problem was. They just knew that their home didn’t quite feel right. They asked if we could help identify and correct whatever issues this house suffered from. They also asked if we could provide a study area for their future scholars.
We were quickly able to identify the main issues. The existing home was limited because it didn’t take advantage of the connection to the outdoors. A narrow hall led to an overgrown rear yard. Simply by enlarging the transition to the rear yard, we were able to improve the connection between the interior and the beautiful Southern California outdoors. This also gave us the ability to create a welcoming “outdoor room,” perfect for both entertaining and as a much-needed second living room. Since patio space tends to have a much lower square footage cost than interior space, we were able to accomplish this in a cost-effective way.
To increase the crafted feel of the new exterior space, we paved the patio with a wood textured porcelain tile. It has the look of wood, but with better durability to withstand the elements. The trellis patio cover provides an additional entertaining space, as well as an area for outdoor grilling that is out of the direct sunlight, but still allows for ventilation.