Designing Your House For The Summer
Summer time is a time relax, play, and spend time reconnecting with family and friends. This summer you’ll be enjoying outdoor activities late into the summertime evening. Your home should be a comfortable place to unwind a relax after a long day of getting the most out of this warm season. With a little effort the design of your home can help you maximize your summer experience.
For many people the summer means a time for self-reflection and taking the time to enjoy their summer reading lists. Creating a reading nook can give you the perfect reading space with optimal daylight and comfort that can be enjoyed year-round. Depending on whether you want to stretch out or be cozy, your reading nook can be a built-in window seat indoors or an outdoor lounge or hanging bed. Whatever fits your personality and desired comfort, Ilcor Builders can give you the custom space.
The summertime is the perfect time to build an outdoor firepit or fireplace. Depending on your style, your firepit can be made of bricks, boulders, river stones, glass, or any other fireproof material. When designing your outdoor fire area, remember to think about proper seating and keeping a safe distance from any flammable structures. Although the summer is the best time to build an outdoor firepit or fireplace, you’ll be able to enjoy your gathering place year-round.
Design For Outdoor to Indoor Transitions
You’re going to spend the summer months taking advantage of your outdoor spaces. By making your outdoor to indoor transitions easier you’ll be able to use your space more wisely.
If you plan to grill or just enjoy coffee or cocktails outside, plan to make that transition easier. Outdoor cabinetry to store BBQ supplies, outdoor glassware, and other essentials will is an aesthetically pleasing way to make sure everything you need is in one place. Chances are these indoor to outdoor transitions will involved being barefoot. Replace rough winter doormats with something of a softer texture or opt for outdoor carpets or smooth hard surfaces that are suitable for outdoor weather and bare feet. Your outdoor space may also need overhead fans to keep you cool and help to keep away bugs. Screen doors and screened in patio space may also be something you wish to add to your home.
Whatever your plans for the summer, Ilcor Builders can help you make your dream home design a reality. Whether you’d like to re-design your home to help make the most out of your summer activities, or you’d like to build a brand-new custom home, Ilcor Builders is there with over 50 years of experience. Learn about the satisfaction of living in your custom design by meeting with out of our custom home design experts for a free consultation.
Ilcor Builders has been building custom homes in Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas since 1963. We are a family owned business with over 50 years’ experience building custom homes. We would love the opportunity to discuss your custom home goals in our design studio in North Austin or in the comfort of your home. Please contact us at 512-476-7568 or request a free consultation.