Smart Remodeling Tips – Optimizing Outdoor Spaces

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Last updated on January 15, 2021


As the weather gets warmer, it’s only natural that we want to spend time outside. While patios are great, they may not offer the all-season functionality you’re after. Schloegel Design Remodel Designer Donna Kirsopp shows you the different ways you can create an ideal living space for any season.


Covered patio

Putting a roof over a slab made this patio area functional for rain or shine. The decorative timber-frame roof created warmth and interest, while also giving a view to the backyard garden.


screen porch 1

Screened Porch

Kansas Citians love their screen porches. They’re ideal for protecting you from bugs and precipitation, while also shielding you from the sun. Donna noted that converting patio spaces into a covered screen porch is one of the most common requests she receives once springtime hits.

living room thing 2Atrium Room 

As fall turns to winter, sitting outside probably isn’t a comfortable way to spend your time. But you can still enjoy sunshine or watch the snowfall by converting your porch area into an atrium or sunroom. This room adds square footage to your home and usually features a lot of windows to let you relish the outdoors from inside.

Want to learn more about creating your ideal outdoor space? Contact us today!