Specialty Space Design Ideas

Outdoor specialty spaces are just that - special areas that allow you to enjoy your home with family and friends or are created expressly for your needs such as storage, outdoor cooking or seating.

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  • This outdoor living space was designed expressly for a home with an existing pool and hardscape. The structure is an open pavilion with an attached pergola area for dining. The pavilion features a grill, a two-tier counter with bar seating for four, a storage closet for pool items, custom shutters and a metal roof.
    This outdoor living space was designed expressly for a home with an existing pool and hardscape. The structure is an open pavilion with an attached pergola area for dining. The pavilion features a grill, a two-tier counter with bar seating for four, a storage closet for pool items, custom shutters and a metal roof.
  • This pavilion features multiple height counters in concrete. Stacked stone was used for the bar, cooking areas and outside wall. Flooring is stamped concrete. The area where the wall mounted television and speakers are placed can be screened by closing the shutters to eliminate glare and to protect the equipment.
    This pavilion features multiple height counters in concrete. Stacked stone was used for the bar, cooking areas and outside wall. Flooring is stamped concrete. The area where the wall mounted television and speakers are placed can be screened by closing the shutters to eliminate glare and to protect the equipment.
  • Lighting installed in this pavilion includes recessed lights with protective rims and lens caps installed over task areas and an industrial look paddle fan.
    Lighting installed in this pavilion includes recessed lights with protective rims and lens caps installed over task areas and an industrial look paddle fan.
  • A view of the dining area under the pergola.
    A view of the dining area under the pergola.
  • The gabled roof on this open porch addition complements the shape of a large arched window and does not obscure the view of the outdoors. Boral cultured stone veneer was used on the chimney. Copper gutters were used for both function and aesthetics.
    The gabled roof on this open porch addition complements the shape of a large arched window and does not obscure the view of the outdoors. Boral cultured stone veneer was used on the chimney. Copper gutters were used for both function and aesthetics.
  • This open porch addition features composite decking that complements the siding of the cottage. The slip and splinter resistant surface is ideal for those who want to walk barefoot on the porch. The outdoor kitchen features a gas grill, refrigerator, storage cabinets and a bar sink built into a stone veneered island with a granite countertop.
    This open porch addition features composite decking that complements the siding of the cottage. The slip and splinter resistant surface is ideal for those who want to walk barefoot on the porch. The outdoor kitchen features a gas grill, refrigerator, storage cabinets and a bar sink built into a stone veneered island with a granite countertop.
  • Lighting and a fan were integrated into the intricate interior design of the ceiling of this lakefront open porch addition.
    Lighting and a fan were integrated into the intricate interior design of the ceiling of this lakefront open porch addition.
  • In lakefront communities zoning ordinances are important for both the safety of residents and to protect the environment, especially in a setting like pristine Canandaigua Lake shown here from this open porch addition.
    In lakefront communities zoning ordinances are important for both the safety of residents and to protect the environment, especially in a setting like pristine Canandaigua Lake shown here from this open porch addition.
  • This open porch addition built onto a lake cottage provides a multi-purpose outdoor living space and a spectacular lake view. We also built the steps, pillars and reset the retaining wall to complement the addition.
    This open porch addition built onto a lake cottage provides a multi-purpose outdoor living space and a spectacular lake view. We also built the steps, pillars and reset the retaining wall to complement the addition.
  • Sunshine or rain the covered pergola offers an attractive living space on the deck. A small storage building provides storage for outdoor tools and houses the in-ground pool's pump and heater.
    Sunshine or rain the covered pergola offers an attractive living space on the deck. A small storage building provides storage for outdoor tools and houses the in-ground pool's pump and heater.
  • This firepit allows users to enjoy outdoor living on cool evenings.
    This firepit allows users to enjoy outdoor living on cool evenings.
  • Custom built with mahogany, this built-in bench provides comfortable seating on this masonry front porch.
    Custom built with mahogany, this built-in bench provides comfortable seating on this masonry front porch.