Summer may be coming to an end in just a short time, but when you live in Southwest Florida, you’ll find yourself enjoying the sublime weather and picturesque views of our sunny destination all year round. This was the reason the Corrells, clients who previously worked with London Bay Homes to build their dream home in Mediterra Naples, decided it was the perfect time to recreate their ideal outdoor living space.After spending a few years in their custom home, many homeowners begin to contemplate new features and reimagine specific areas in their home that were not a priority in the original design. According to HomeAdvisor’s 2017 True Cost Survey, the average homeowner has spent nearly 60 percent more on home projects over the past 12 months than in the 12 months prior, and they have no plans to stop renovating. The mindset behind this remodeling trend is that homeowners are confident in their current and future home values, so when they find a place in their home that needs some attention, they turn to home renovations to accomplish their home design goals.
For the Corrells, the outdoor living space was not an area where they intended to spend much time, but that all changed when they realized they wanted to begin utilizing the space more when friends and family came to visit. Chris Correll knew he wanted to work with London Bay again and scheduled a meeting to discuss the remodeling project. The Corrells were immediately impressed with the luxury home builder’s designs for their new outdoor space and the project began.
The Corrells renovation included an addition of an outdoor portico, a new outdoor pool bath, cabana, and an expansion of the outdoor kitchen. Additional enhancements were also made to the home’s sun deck on the second floor to include a fireplace, trellis element, and additional access to the deck from the ground level via a spiral staircase. The London Bay Homes Renovation and Design team added new landscape and enhancements to the hardscape.
“Throughout the entire process, the London Bay team was always so reassuring, and provided us with the peace of mind that they were able to make the adjustments we desired,” added Chris. “The design came out better than I could have imagined and truly looks like it was a part of the original design, not an addition.”
Matthew Bailey, Director of Renovation and Design at London Bay Homes, says that renovation requests, such as the outdoor living space for the Corrells, are quite common and the Home Design Trends survey from the American Institute of Architects states that the desire for outdoor living space ranked top among architects for landscaping trends in the first quarter of 2017.
“This is Florida and people spend a lot of time outside,” Bailey said. “Many of the requests have included doubling or tripling outdoor living spaces to incorporate cabanas, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and fire pits, as well as redesigning existing pools, spas and landscapes.”
Bailey added that he enjoys creating sought-after outdoor spaces that capture residents’ distinctive desires, but that is not all the Renovation and Design team can accomplish when updating or redesigning a home. Their team of licensed architects and contractors, interior architectural designers, construction management, and the award-winning Romanza Interior Design cover a full spectrum of services, from complete interior and exterior makeovers and room additions to kitchen and bath renovations and architectural and design accents. The Renovation and Design team also offers luxury high-rise build-outs, second-floor additions and green building services that improve a home’s energy efficiency.
“We are true design-led builders and are very comprehensive in our approach—from landscaping to interior design,” said Bailey. “We offer comprehensive renovations, including landscape, interior and outdoor environment enrichment. The beautiful thing about London Bay Homes is we offer all design and construction services under one roof, whether someone is building from the ground up or renovating. Our clients don’t have to deal with three or four consultants, contractors and specialty contractors.”
The London Bay Homes Renovation and Design team adhere to the core values set forth by the company as a whole and stand by the company’s brand promise of ensuring that clients experience an enjoyable building process through quality, attention to detail, and communication throughout the entire project. Utilizing our signature Private Label Living process, homeowners can take comfort in knowing their home will be a true reflection of their distinctive tastes and individual personalities, whether they’re updating their home or building a new custom home from the ground up.
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