We were recently featured in Hearth & Home
, and we couldn’t be more excited to share our story in style.
retty and practical Outdoor Room addition expands the usable living space of this 1,800-sq.-ft., 1929 bungalow home by nearly 25 percent. The soaring wood ceiling, painstakingly hand-cut and crafted from natural-finish, smooth cedar, makes a dramatic first impression upon entering the space.
Its vaulted center section, lined with decorative tin, was designed to accommodate a large chandelier purchased by the homeowner to hang over the dining table. A section of the ceiling extends to the top of the fireplace, creating a unique backdrop wall for mounting the television. A horizontal, see-through fireplace with glass and river-rock medium, and faced with two colors of slate, was selected to keep sightlines open to the rest of the yard. The quartzite used on the fireplace mantel is
repeated on the counter of the compact outdoor kitchen, with built-in gas grill and refrigerator set into a slate island. A spa sits just off the composite deck ready for a dip, and stone and slate seat walls offer extra seating along the perimeter of the super-functional living space.
Katherine & Rob Douglass
Texas Custom Patios,
440 sq. ft.
Ceiling – smooth cedar with clear finish, painted tin in vaulted section
Seat Walls – slate fascia and stone top
Floor – composite decking
Fireplace – slate fascia, gas with glass and river-rock medium
Island Base – slate
Countertop – quartzite
Brands: Grill and Refrigerator Fire Magic
Composite Decking – Fiberon