Mr. and Mrs. Ketter had a really cool house on the corner of 45th and Peoria that they recently purchased and need to get rid of the vinyl siding. After pulling up to their home I immediately saw the potential for an amazing outdoor area between the garage and the main part of the house. The Ketter’s had space there with a makeshift patio cover but after a few conversations we came up with a design to tie in the covered area with the rest of the house and add some features to make it an awesome place to hang out!
First, we added the roof for the patio with a “car-siding” ceiling and open rafter tails out of pine and cedar…then we added the fireplace chimney and the Ketter’s picked out the stone that we used for the fireplace. We made the patio to have a gas fireplace and incorporated an Infratech outdoor dual-element heater on the north side of the sitting area for extra comfort. I have found that by adding sufficient ceiling fans and outdoor heaters the exterior rooms can be used more often throughout the year and extends the time you get to hang outside in the crazy Oklahoma weather. As icing on the cake…we built a coy pond in front of the chimney to replace an old one that the Ketter’s have had there for years. One of our favorite projects is to take on creative and challenging incorporated patios onto homes in the front and back yards…SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!!
If you are interested in a patio or outdoor living area built on your home please reach out to my office at 918-960-1639 and I will meet with you anytime!