The Middletown, New Jersey homeowners wanted to extend a jog in the back of their home to add an outdoor living space for entertaining purposes. The homeowners hired Design Build Planners to create designs for the outdoor living space. To the right is a dollhouse overview of the project.
Thus, as a part of the Design Build Planners process, three different design packages were created. Due to the nature of outdoor living space projects, all three designs are radically different. This gives the customer a lot of choices when it comes to design and budget. The second plan is an “open air” design, but the homeowners were also given the option and pricing of adding screening all around with hinged doors. The design does not show this in order to give a clearer vision of the entire space.
Below are some existing pictures along with the scope of work for each of the three plans and the CAD images that correspond with them. The final computer designs were created by Jason Parsons, a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler.
Plan 1 ~ ROBUST
- Sunroom approximately 22’ x 24’
- Reverse gable roof design
- 4’ paver landing off the rear
- Built in grill with stainless cabinets
- Stone on walls below the windows and up the fireplace wall
- Vinyl sliding windows with full screens. Optional Transom windows depicted
- White windows and doors depicted
- Wood-burning fireplace
- Tile Flooring. Optional extra-large 36” x 36” tile depicted
- 8 recessed lights, 2 ceiling fans, 3 exterior lights
- Siding and roofing to match existing as close as possible
- Concrete landing at the side of the sunroom
(Changes from Plan 1)
- Covered area with no walls
- Shed style roof (overlay on existing)
- Open area material is concrete
- Vinyl soffit on sloped ceiling
- Brown trim/columns
- Concrete floor
- Reduced lights, fan 1
- No Fireplace
Plan 3 ~ WOW
(Changes from Plan 1)
- Extended Space to 28’
- Clipped Corner design
- Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams
- 9’ patio doors with craftsman grids (brown)
- Gas fireplace
- Stone feature wall and fireplace wall
- European Tilt Windows with craftsman grids (brown)
- Wood tongue and groove ceiling
- 4 skylights
- Added lighting
- Enlarged patio area (to the side) with stone tile and a fire pit
- Enlarged cooking area with sink
The homeowners style preferences were for a contemporary look and finishes. They drew their inspiration from remodeling projects featured on Houzz.com. The design options are a result of homeowners online research combined with an in-home consultation with Design Build Planners. There is also a proprietary profile checklist that homeowners fill out that depicts their lifestyle and room usage. After compiling this information, Design Build Planners incorporates their construction knowledge and design creativity for the space with a focus on the budget and overall investment.
Here are three images from the homeowner’s Houzz account to give you an idea of their preferences.