Category: Inside and Out

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Column: Bathed in luxury

Commentary by Randy Sorrell Style, modern, luxury spa and elegance best describe this graciously sized master bathroom remodel.  It is a result of careful planning, strong influence from the homeowners refined taste and a...

Outdoor fire features can provide entertainment. (Submitted photo)

Column: Fire features attract guests

Commentary by Randy Sorrell Outdoor fire features are magnets for entertainment. They bring people together and provide an excuse for fun. They develop stories, offer warmth and fuel impromptu episodes of fun. Most would...

With this patio, solutioneering was used to transform and design the space with pavers. (Submitted photo)

Column: Retrofitting and ‘solutioneering’

Commentary by Randy Sorrell “Solutioneering” and retrofitting continues to drive our consumer mindset, which provocatively fuels the design/build process of incredible outdoor living spaces. We dig these conversations because it spurs forward-thinking creativity, all...

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Column: A gathering place

Commentary by Randy Sorrell This micro view of a master project consumed four months of installation and resulted in an incredible backyard living space with all the amenities. It now serves as the families’...

Finding shade was imperative and the overhead pergola offers just enough respite to invite guests outside. (Submitted photo)

Column: How to fix under sized and under used

Commentary by Randy Sorrell The original deck from the custom home build was undersized.  And, consequently,  under used. Western exposure evening sun blasted the small living space, further distracting from the hoped for fun...

The predominantly year-round space allows for comfortable summer outdoor entertaining in the respites of shade where cool breezes meander through. (Submitted photo)

Column: Create a summer, winter escape

Commentary by Randy Sorrell The leafy magnolia gracefully weaves its way through the overhead pergola structure adding a sense of historical relevance to this industrial modern-outdoor living space. The contrast is especially striking as...

Sleek drapes fastened to corner posts offer privacy and protection from the sun. (Submitted photo)

Column: Pergolas: The preferred aesthetic

Commentary by Randy Sorrell Think this homeowner isn’t serious about generating shade and privacy? Look closely and discover stylish solutions for each. A few are traditional tools we’ve employed for decades … leafy shade...