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Adapting Outdoor Spaces for Everyday Living

Creating or remodeling outdoor living spaces remains a popular choice for homeowners, even as some pandemic restrictions begin to ease. As the popularity of home renovation grows, so do our clients’ goals for their new spaces. In the past, entertaining family and friends has been a big inspiration for many porches, decks, and patios. Today, families seek more flexibility, including areas that can be used as home offices or for wellness.

At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle, our design team customizes your outdoor living spaces to meet your specific requirements. While there are many design elements that work for both everyday use and weekend entertaining, here are some ways to envision your outdoor space for everyday use.

Home Offices

If you and your spouse are both working remotely, you may need to carve out some dedicated workspace at home. Upgrading a screened porch to a three-season room could provide you with a bright and airy room large enough to include office space. A covered porch might offer a place to take a long conference call while still being able to see your laptop screen. Or, creating dining areas in either of these outdoor spots could allow you to repurpose your formal dining room inside the home.

Workout Spaces

Adapting Outdoor Spaces for Everyday LivingIf you gave up the gym for a new treadmill or Peloton bike, you might need a space large enough to accommodate your new equipment. While we do not advise placing expensive workout equipment outdoors in the open, a three-season room could provide you with the extra space you need and sufficient weather protection. If you are more focused on mat work such as Pilates or Yoga, a dedicated area on your deck or open porch could be a perfect place for your workouts.

Flex Space

Designing or renovating an outdoor living space with a certain need in mind now does not have to limit that space in the future. Our team can guide you in choosing the right structure, materials, design, and accessories to flex with current and future needs. One important element to consider is what size of space you think you will need over time. Some other design details to think about include adding shade, electrical outlets, fans, and ambient lighting. Together these features can help an outdoor living space be used in many different ways for much of the year.

At Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle, we create customized spaces designed to meet each client’s needs. With the right design, your outdoor living areas can meet your everyday and special occasion needs now and in the future. Call Archadeck today to discuss options for the backyard living space of your dreams: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!