As we noted last year, a trend began in 2016 which sought to bring the outdoors inside. This trend utilized large windows and expansive patio doors which opened to an outdoor space. The outdoor living trend has only intensified in 2017. Spacious entertaining and cool areas without using a lot of energy are the primary driving forces which are promoting this trend. Top Remodeling Project Adding a fully functional outdoor living space is one of the most requested remodeling projects reported by contractors across the US. Qualified Remodeler Magazine reports, in its April 2017 issue, that 84.4% of remodeling contractors … Read more »

Have you noticed the latest home design trend? It’s sweeping the country, with one goal in mind: creating a space in a home which connects and merges into the outdoors. This harmonizes well with the use of natural materials and artisan touches which recently has also become a prominent design trend. There are several ways to incorporate this “inside out” feel into the homes you build – some rather traditional and some quite innovative. WINDOWS The first way to open up a room to the outdoors is with windows. Floor-to-ceiling windows which hinge or slide open onto a patio, terrace … Read more »