Design & Remodeling

Make the Living Room Into One with a View

Rugged and raw, yet refined is the theme here.

For a while there, it seemed as though warmer weather was permanently on hold. So excuse us if we’re just a little bit reluctant to stay cooped up in the house for a moment longer than necessary.

Add to our current criteria for a dream home, a spacious, family-friendly outdoor room, like this one created by ACS: Concrete | Construction, for relaxing and entertaining al fresco.

There’s plenty of room for lounging in the sun on the limestone and Brazilian hardwood bench or on the cozy living-room style seating (from Seasonal Concepts in Overland Park) in the shade of the hand-built cedar lanai. When the sun goes down, the outdoor fireplace is perfect for keeping the chill off—and maybe roasting a marshmallow or two!