After a long, cold Minnesota winter most of us can't wait to get outside and start enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Outdoor living spaces have taken over backyard design in the last decade and people are bringing the comforts of inside out. New composite decking, built-in seating areas that double as storage space, and built-in planter along the railing create an outdoor oasis anyone would envy. Simple BBQs are being replaced with outdoor kitchens that include all the amenities and conveniences of cooking inside. Adding LED lighting will not only create ambiance, but will keep your deck parties going well into the evening hours!
The addition of a porch, whether it's a seasonal screened in porch or an insulated four season porch extends your living space and can offer a tranquil getaway without having to leave your house. The sky is the limited when it comes to porch designs, which often include gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, rich woods throughout, and floor to ceiling screened windows that can be swapped out for glass in the winter. Pass-through windows into the house add additional character as well as functionality to this indoor/outdoor space.