Inspired Outdoor Living Design

There’s no easier way to increase your at-home enjoyment factor than by extending your home’s living area to the outdoors.

Do you dream of a backyard garden with hardwood deck and built-in seating? Or does your style run more to bluestone pavers, wood privacy screens, and a fire pit?

Whatever your outdoor living dream may be, we can help you bring it to life.

Outdoor Living at Its Finest

Winthorpe Design & Build can design a build an outdoor living area that feels like a natural extension of your existing home. We create “rooms without walls” that transform the way you live and entertain.

How do we do it? By learning everything we can about your lifestyle and how you intend to use the space. From front and back porches to patios, and custom decks, or to outdoor kitchens and sunrooms, we work with you to design a space that complements your home’s exterior while incorporating the latest trends, styles, technologies, and finishes.

The options are endless in outdoor remodeling.

Here are some ideas to inspire and motivate you to make this the year you create an outdoor retreat everyone will gravitate towards.

Custom Decks, Patios and Porches

Don’t settle for average. A well-designed custom deck, patio, or porch is a great way to add significant living area to your home while creating a fun place for entertaining or kicking back at the end of the day.

Make the space your own by adding custom fending, pergolas, and/or arbors.

Outdoor Kitchens

Kitchens are where family and friends gather to celebrate life’s special moments big and small. Why not take the good times outdoors?

A backyard kitchen adds something special to every occasion. Custom design features include:

  • Wet bars and counters with seating
  • Chef-style ranges and grills
  • Wood burning ovens and smokers
  • Refrigerator, icemakers, and wine coolers
  • Custom built-in storage and seating
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You’ll be dry and comfortable all year-round while still enjoying the great views and fresh air.

Whatever weather conditions Maryland & the Washington DC area seasons bring, a beautiful sunroom that blends seamlessly with your home’s architectural style is a wonderful addition you and your guests are sure to love.

Fire and Water Features

An outdoor living space doesn’t need to big or fancy to work its magic. An outdoor fireplace or fountain can serve as a beautiful focal point. Fire pits and fireplaces create a warm and cozy environment that lets you extend the outdoor season as the nights turn chilly.

A fountain provides a restful sound that soothes the soul. Casual or elegant, both features are fantastic design elements for your backyard.

Outdoor Living Design Considerations

When designing your outdoor living area, consider how your family lives and how you want to entertain. Do you envision movie nights or watching the big games out in the fresh air? You’ll need integrated technology to achieve optimum viewing and sound.

If you love creating gourmet meals, you may want to consider going beyond a standard barbecue and invest in a pizza oven or rotisserie.

There are endless ways to create an outdoor space that feels like a true extension of our home’s interior. A combination of cohesive design, great space planning, and careful material selection makes all the difference.

Our designers use a blend of transition, definition, and focal points to design a comfortable feeling and natural look.

  • Transitions include elevation changes with terracing or stairs. You can also differentiate “rooms” by using various textures, colors, or materials.
  • Definition is created with vertical structures like seating walls, hedges, pergolas and pathways.
  • Focal points grab attention and invite guests to move from area to area.

All these elements come together to create a sense of being inside an extraordinary place, one filled with the sights, sounds, and fragrances of open-air living.

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About Winthorpe Design & Build

Winthorpe Design & Build is an award-winning firm conveniently located in Highland, Maryland.

For more than 25 years, we’ve been designing and building beautiful outdoor living spaces for communities throughout Maryland & Washington DC, and the surrounding areas.

Our dedicated and talented team provides concept to completion remodeling that lifts your spirits and enhance your life.

Ready to get started? We invite you to schedule a free in-home consultation.

We look forward to meeting with you.