Outdoor Spaces that Beat the Heat and the Bugs

Posted by Ben Thompson on 07.1.18

We are officially in the summer season and that means it’s time for backyard barbecues, friends and family get-togethers, and enjoying the natural settings surrounding our homes. As much as we love this time of year, sometimes the heat and bugs can put a damper on being outside.  How fantastic would it be if you could do it without getting overheated, the risk of sunburn, or a bunch of bug bites?  It would be fabulous, right? Take a look at these two outdoor spaces that offer the comforts and security of the being indoors.

Enclosed Porch

Besides being a great outdoor space, this award-winning enclosed front porch also enhances the entry of a historic farmhouse. This multifunctional space has an entryway,  sitting room, dining area, and game and craft area, which was designed to mimic the look and feel of our client's grandmother's porch. Multiple ceiling fans keep the air flowing and real windows, rather than three season porch windows, provide added protection and match the home's exterior windows. Exposed rafters, handmade shiplap, and authentic pine porch decking allow this area to blend seamlessly with the materials and architecture of this historic home. 



Four Season Sunroom

With air conditioning and a ceiling fan, you'll be sitting pretty in this sunroom with a birds eye view into the yard. Windows line three of the four walls and allow natural light to flood in without raising the temperature or harm of sunburn. And bugs are certainly not welcome! This is a great spot for reading a book, gathering with friends, or having a meal.  


Interested in an outdoor space that can beat the heat and bugs? Contact us to discuss the possibilities. 

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