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These clients wanted to maximize their outdoor living space, and so they began working with Normandy Designer Leslie Lee to develop a plan that would make the new space livable even into the cooler months. A covered entertainment area was created as a warm and cozy extension of their home to be utilized throughout Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. The porch had heaters installed in the ceiling, giving it a usable life of up to 9 months of the year.
Ceiling fans and sun shades make this an inviting retreat in the warm summer months, and create a living area that is a true extension of the interior of the house. Comfortable seating, lamps, and other interior-look items are durable enough to survive the elements but create a homey environment, even outdoors.
A vast mix of materials give the space an inviting feel, while adding visual interest. Dimmable lighting and a vaulted ceiling set the entertaining mood. The clients were thrilled that the overall feel melded perfectly with the brick, stone, and cedar materials present on existing areas of their home.