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Before & After: Creating Indoor-Outdoor Connections

When our clients ask for a remodel to help connect them to their garden, we often take the opportunity to give the home a style makeover. We take the best elements of the original style of the home to create porches, patios, and decks that enhance the style of the home and that are easy to to enjoy year-round. Click on the images below for more information on each project.

This home in Loyal Heights was sweet, but lacked a connection to the garden. Since the owner is a master gardener, the porch addition has made a big improvement. The owners can now access the porch from a sunroom/mudroom as well as from the dining room. Heaters in the trellis make it the porch a cozy spot to hang out almost all year.


Loyal Heights porch


This little bungalow in Wedgwood had only a minimal connection to the backyard, and the rear of then house was devoid of style. We updated it with a covered porch and broad set of stairs leading to a new paved patio. The patio and improved appearance of the home make the backyard a much nicer place to be.


Wedgwood back patio


This home in Magnolia was originally designed by notable Seattle architect Arthur Loveless. A deck added in the 1960s was woefully incompatible with the home. The homeowner, also a master gardener, wanted a more direct connection to her garden. We designed a compatible waterproof timberframe deck with a patio below, so the owner could enjoy the view and her garden.


Magnolia deck and patio


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