With the last days of summer long gone, you may be thinking of the harsh winter months ahead. In a last ditch effort to extend the season, we encourage you to move the party outside! We love how these outdoor living areas can be enjoyed in warm or cool weather.
The best thing about this covered patio addition – besides the rough-hewn timber framing – is that there are retractable Phantom screens that allow the structure to be fully open or closed with the touch of a button. Don’t you just love technology?
Flagstone pavers lead from the rear patio to a simple stone firepit surrounded by Adirondack-style wooden chairs. Picture the sun setting with a fire blazing and a few good friends gathered ’round while sipping on a glass of your favorite adult beverage. Who’s with me?
The arched openings of this fireplace match historic details of the main house. The flagstone patio is so Main Line.
This covered rear porch offers summer shade and cozy fires in late autumn or early spring. Here’s a super-cool feature – the stacked stone fireplace is double-sided! Inside, it’s a pizza oven.
The architect designed this poolhouse so it could be completely open or closed, depending on the season. Sliding barn doors accomplish this feat with architectural appeal. Salvaged timber framing reflects the farmhouse aesthetic of the main house.
Love these spaces? Get your own! Gardner/Fox designs and builds patios, poolhouses and porches too! Contact us today to get started.
We removed the entire right wing of the house (which included the existing breakfast room and garage) and stitched on a brand new two-story addition that blends perfectly with the home’s classic colonial style. Inside, the addition accommodates a much larger kitchen and breakfast area, a new mudroom, and 2-car garage with a new master bath and walk-in closet above. James Hardie Artisan lap-siding covers the exterior along with long-lasting Azek trim boards and stucco to match the original.
You’re renovation should be all about what YOU love, not the hottest trend on HGTV. If you’re not the soak-in-the-suds type, nix that big tub and spend your remodeling dollars on something that you will truly enjoy and use regularly.
Case in point, the owner of the renovated condo pictured here is a surgeon and as such spends all her days in super-bright sterile environments. She specifically requested dim lighting and a warm rich environment in which she could rest her eyes and relax. This choice bucks the trend of installing bright white cabinetry and big open windows, but it works for the homeowner. And it’s quite striking, if we do say so our self.
Before the renovation, a peninsula separated the kitchen and breakfast room, making both rooms feel smaller. The peninsula was removed and a central island installed instead. Moving the doorway to the right left room for the fridge at the other end of the kitchen. The resulting space feels much more spacious, even though the square footage remains the same. Creamy new cabinets, granite countertops, a paneled refrigerator and glass globe pendants polish off the kitchen with modern-day style.
If you spend 10 minutes a day in the shower, that’s equivalent to about 2.5 days a year. By the time you are 72, you will have spent approximately 182 days washing up. Just in case you needed a little help justifying that bath renovation you’ve been dreaming of.
We are pleased to report that one of our kitchen renovations has been featured in the Summer 2014 edition of Signature Kitchen & Baths magazine (page 40). Give it a gander next time you’re at Lowe’s, Home Depot or Barnes & Noble. We especially love how the classic white cabinetry contrasts with the espresso stained island for a distinct look. If you love white kitchens this Ideabook is for you.
Banquette seating in a kitchen saves space, brings pattern and color to the room through fabric and creates a cozy spot for meals. Plus, it can be designed to match any kitchen style. Banquettes can be custom built by a finish carpenter, purchased as a bench from a cabinet manufacturer or assembled from cabinet parts.
At the show, you can peruse our comprehensive portfolio of renovations and additions – it’s guaranteed to inspire! Architects will be on hand to answer all your remodeling questions.
Greater Philadelphia Fall Home Show
September 5, 6, 7, 2014
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free Admission! Free Parking! Plus – we are once again giving away our award-winning remodeling services! Stop by our booth (#22) to register to win a few hours of architectural services from one of our talented designers. It’s a great way to get started on that project you’ve been dreaming about.
We just visited Ferguson’s freshly renovated showroom in King of Prussia and we think you’ll love it! It’s packed with tons of fresh new kitchen and bath fixtures.
Check them out at 302 Hansen Access Rd in King of Prussia.
They’re open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 5.
The renovation created a more functional kitchen with modern style — all within the existing space. Rich Shaker-style cabinets, gray Quartz counter-tops and a variety of glass and stone mosaic tile give the kitchen a contemporary edge. Changing just a few things made a 180-degree difference.
Like it? Get the look:
1 – Shaker Style Cabinets by Stimmel Consulting Group
2 – 2″ x 12″ Himachal Black Slate from Gravena Tile
3 – Random Stick Slate and Glass Mosaic in Rust from Gravena Tile
4 – Honed Stormy Sky Chroma Quartz
5 – 1/2″ x 1/2″ Topkapi Stone and Glass Mosaic from Gravena Tile