As we get closer to another spring, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor living areas and all they offer. The Lowcountry has some of the greatest weather one could hope for, and we ought to take advantage of it. Having an area to sit and enjoy the comforts of the outdoors while birdwatching or watching our plants grow and flower is one of the most relaxing things we can do. An outdoor room also provides a place for friends and family to gather to enjoy each other’s company.

Accessories Worth Considering

If you already have a deck or patio, then you might want to consider adding an outdoor kitchen and dining area. You can start simply with a grill and a sink, and then enhance your outdoor living space with a versa burner, smoker, pizza oven, refrigerator, icemaker, and even an outdoor dishwasher. For those of you who would rather watch TV outdoors, let’s not forget a large flat-screen TV to watch ball games or the latest movie. Finally, to make your outdoor living space useable year-round, you’ll want to add a fireplace and an automatic pergola that keeps out the rain and protects your furnishings. After all, you may find yourself spending more time outdoors than in, as you converse and cook in your fully equipped outdoor room.

How to Block Flying Bugs and Pollen

An outdoor rooms sounds enticing, doesn’t it, but you’re worried about spending more time swatting bugs than flipping burgers? We can take care of that, too, with a fixed or motorized screen that not only keeps flying pests at bay, but also blocks 95% of pollen and locks in 95% of the heat (that is, if you were smart enough to include a fireplace, radiant heaters, or heated floors in your project). For those months when you need cooling rather than eating, we prefer the power of Big Ass Fans (BAF). Coupled with an outdoor evaporative cooler, your BAF will make your room outdoors as comfortable in July as it is in October.

Are You Ready for an Outdoor Room?

So, it’s time to bring the outdoors in and make good use of the space you already have by converting it to an outdoor living area. Charmayne and I have continued to perfect outdoor spaces by trying new options. We absolutely prefer it for that morning cup of coffee, evening cocktail, and as our entertaining space for friends and family. We think you will, too.

Give us a call and let’s get your party started. We do conceptual planning so you can see what your outdoor room will look like before we start the work. We handle all the heavy lifting with planning, ARB approvals, construction, and even furnishings and appliances. We are truly a one-stop shop and look forward to making you our next satisfied client.