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Beautiful New Indoor And Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Alexa Lerner on Jun 22, 2022 11:04:03 AM

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

The story begins with a huge tree crashing through the back of a home during a storm. The homeowners called us for help and we got to work right away. We repaired the family room ceiling, which had a big hole in it. Then we got to work on renovating the kitchen and adding a beautiful new outdoor living space.

1. Creating A Brand-New Kitchen

Out of this misfortune came an opportunity for our new clients to finally have the kitchen of their dreams. After extensive design consultation and preparation, we completely remodeled the kitchen and created a larger space by bumping out the existing walls. The new kitchen was light and airy, transitional in style and highly functional. It was exactly what our clients had envisioned!

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2. Adding A New Free-Form Patio

As part of the kitchen renovation, we installed a sliding door that led to a new free-form flagstone patio. The large patio provided a much-needed place for barbecuing and entertaining family and friends.


3. Rethinking The Outdoor Living Space

Our clients discovered that the hot, buggy, muggy summer weather that is prevalent in the Washington, DC area limited the time that they were using their patio. So three years later, we were asked to create an indoor/outdoor living space that the family would be able to use in spring, summer and fall. Our suggestion was to build an expansive Nantucket-style screened-in porch that included the existing flagstone floor and retaining walls. 


4. Embracing The Nantucket Style

The design for the beautiful new indoor and outdoor living space included a tongue-and-groove ceiling and exposed rafters, all in white. Paddle fans were installed to deliver a cool breeze and low voltage fixtures provided the perfect lighting. A wall-mounted television would allow the family to watch football comfortably in the cool fall weather on their new screened-in porch, too. 

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5. Relaxing And Entertaining In Comfort

With the new screened-in porch, there will be plenty of space for our clients to entertain or just hang out in comfort on sunny or rainy days.


6. Considering Every Member Of The Family

Of course, the most important feature of the new screened-in porch was the doggie door that would allow the family dog to go outside independently. The comfy couches also gave him a place to nap in a warm patch of sunlight! 

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7. Creating Your Own INdoor/Outdoor Living Space

Interested in creating a beautiful and functional new space of your own? The popularity of indoor/outdoor living has exploded in recent years, prompting many homeowners to reevaluate their family's lifestyle and entertaining preferences. Need some ideas? Click here to see images of some of our other projects for inspiration!

At Meridian Homes, we specialize in luxury renovations and custom home building in the Washington, DC area. Our mission is to create exceptional residences that exceed expectations. Our highly personalized design process and careful management of every project have earned us a reputation over many years for outstanding client service and solid, beautiful craftsmanship. Contact us today to begin your custom home or remodeling project.


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Topics: Outdoor Living Space, Remodeling, Home Remodeling, Renovations, kitchen remodeling, kitchen design

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