The Summer months are upon us which is an ideal time to move your living and workspaces to the great outdoors. We saw the pandemic create many remote jobs and the traditional office fell by the wayside with homeowners utilizing outdoor spaces for working. It has been proven that work productivity increases after 30 minutes of fresh air. Life is finally starting to return to normal and people are celebrating with summer cookouts and outdoor gatherings. The addition of a deck or patio is a refreshing reboot all around!
Small House with Large Outdoor Living
Our customers in Arlington reside in a small cape cod in a quiet quaint neighborhood, but their current deck was showing a lot of wear and was only accessible from the side of the house. They lacked the practical space to relax and entertain in. After careful planning our design team sketched a solution that would respect the aesthetics of the neighborhood and provide a great deal of outside living space. Due to the small sloped yard an elevated graded porch was the only option, and our customers happily approved.
Our homeowners both work remotely so they wanted the space to be an alternative office option and they also frequently dine alfresco and entertain so the porch needed to be spacious enough to accommodate mixed uses. The large screened in 3 season porch adjusts to the various temperatures with ceiling fans for the warm months and ceiling mounted heaters for the chilly Fall nights.
MOSS respected the beautiful brick exterior of this older home and once the large sliding door was installed, they matched the brick work perfectly. The couple even featured the brick as an accent wall for the mounting of a TV to complete the relaxing outdoor space. The result of this project is truly stunning!
Gorgeous Exterior in Great Falls
Our Northern Virginia homeowners live on 5-acres of land that back to the woods and they desired both an open deck and covered screen patio. Their existing deck was made of wood and was starting to deteriorate so they wanted their outdoor addition to include man made materials. Our talented design team and project managers worked with the customers to refine the design, so the required materials were the most durable options.
The customers wanted a cozy screened in portion of the deck to escape the hot buggy nights of summer. The addition of a ceiling fan suspended from the vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting makes this a perfect intimate spot for conversation and entertainment. The result of this deck and screened in porch project is an inviting backyard escape for the homeowners to enjoy for many years to come.
Stunning Vaulted Ceiling
Homeowners in Herndon loved their neighborhood and community, but their family required more living space, so they approached MOSS with several projects to give their home a major facelift. Projects included the addition of a master suite, updating the interior, and creating an outdoor oasis with the addition of a patio. They wanted the patio to be a seamless transition from their remodeled interior.
Our customers not only wanted the patio to be covered and protected from the elements, but they wanted the ceiling to be the architectural focal point of the outdoor living space. Our team created a modern vaulted planked ceiling making it hard to believe you’re actually outside.
The overall patio space is now large enough for entertaining friends and family and allows easy access to the house for retrieving hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. The finished project is a true collaboration between MOSS and our customers; giving them the space to grow as a family.