Category: Outdoor Living
According to Claire Easley from builderonline.com these trends talk about how the future of home design is shaping up.
Smaller and Closer to Main Street
It is said that one of the biggest trends is that people are moving back to “Main Street” and into smaller homes. The trend is particularly strong among boomers looking to downsize. They want to sell their houses in the suburbs to move closer in to be able to walk to the movies.
While statistics imply the trend toward smaller homes recently reversed, builders attributes the “flip” to the fact that home buyers are all looking for product that is “smaller and well crafted.”
Much of the credit goes to the success of architects Marianne Cusato and Sarah Susanka in popularizing small-but-smart home design, as well as the overall improvement buyers perceive in appreciation for quality. Communities … Read More »
Last night I decided that I should put some elk steaks on the grill – our locker in Elizabeth is on overload since my guys are so talented. Even though there was snow on the ground and it was a bit windy, elk tenderloin sounded soooo good. So I ventured out to light my OLD gas grill and after many tries with my butane flicker, it finally fired up. Seems like somebody my age (55) shouldn’t have to work so hard. That’s when it dawned on me that I needed to design an outdoor kitchen for my beautiful flagstone patio. I do it for other people. It’s about time I had one myself!
I don’t need a fancy fireplace or a water feature. Just a functional yet beautiful outdoor cooking space to prepare a great meal. A grill that works, … Read More »