Creating an Outdoor Living Space at Your Kane County Home

Exterior home remodeling projects help you expand your living space without costly additions and long construction disruptions. Outdoor living spaces like decks, screened-in porches, and sunrooms are ideal for helping you enjoy the beauty of your Kane County, IL property. Make the most of a well-landscaped backyard with one or more of these outdoor living space projects.

Building a Deck

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deck is one of the most versatile outdoor projects because it’s easy to re-purpose for practically any use. Need space for a party? Set out some chairs and small tables for finger foods. Move the grill onto the deck for hanging out with the family. The deck’s open design and lack of cover allows you to stargaze or set up an open fire pit for summertime fun that the entire family can enjoy. Decks are relatively quick to build and with some planning, you can have your new deck ready in time for the summer season. 

Choosing a Screened-In Porch

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Being able to keep insects away is essential to being able to enjoy a meal alfresco. The last thing you want are bugs landing in your food! A screened-in porch will ensure that you can enjoy dining and other activities with your family while taking in the fresh air. The roof will also allow you to enjoy the great outdoors no matter what kind of weather comes your way. Building a screened-in porch will also give you the perfect place for your children and pets to play and relax when they can’t go out into your yard. 

Picking Between 3 and 4 Season Sunrooms

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Sunrooms go a step further by enclosing an addition in glass or acrylic panels rather than just screen. Not only do the insects stay out, but your heated or cooled air also stays inside. It’s far easier to keep a sunroom warm all winter long than a porch. If you love raising house plants or want to bring delicate outdoor plants inside over the winter, you’ll want to add a sunroom on to your Kane County home. Three season sunrooms are comfortable spring through fall but get a little chilly in the winter. They’re generally not heated and may attach to the home or stand free like a greenhouse. Four season sunrooms are better insulated, usually with double pane panels, and stay heated over the winter to keep plants and people happy. These designs are much more versatile since sunrooms are often most appealing during the winter when it’s hard to enjoy the outdoors due to the weather. Sitting in a heated room with a complete view of your surrounding yard allows you to feel like you’re getting out without having to brave the icy wind.

Are you ready to start an exterior remodeling project this spring? Schedule a virtual consultation with our experienced team so we can discuss your vision for your backyard today. We can help you design and build the deck, screened-in porch, or sunroom, you’ve been dreaming of!

Greg Spears

Greg is the President as well as the production coordinator for Ken Spears Construction and loves helping others improve their lives and space with modern, beautiful spaces. Some of his favorite home construction memories include all of the different people he’s gotten to work with throughout the years.

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