Great Thinking

Welcome to the Great Thinking Blog post by The Window Outfitters, United States of America.


Friday, June 06, 2014

In the recent 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), it was reported that consumer demand remains strong for attractively designed landscapes for entertaining and relaxing. The survey also showed continuing popularity for both sustainable and low-maintenance design.

As homeowners spend more of their leisure and vacation time at home, interest and emphasis in outdoor living has surged. According to the National Association of Realtors, outdoor living rooms and screened patios are one of the top hot home trends for 2014. Enclosed patios and porches are often screened with exterior shutters to create outdoor sanctuaries

This beautiful outdoor room can be enjoyed year round, with Aluminum Plantations Shutters as the perfect patio enclosure

Homeowners will continue stretching their living space beyond the obstructions of doors and windows. Instantly create an outdoor room with multifold shutters that fold back to enjoy your view, or close tight when the weather sets in turning your patio into completely secluded private retreat.

Offering easy maintenance, style and security they are a durable investment that can enhance a home’s resale value.

Weatherwell Elite Aluminum Shutters, serving as a patio enclosure in this Houston home, offer privacy and protection from the elements while adding beauty and value to the property.

One of the better known designers of outdoor spaces is Jamie Durie, often seen on HGTV. His clients, the owners of this Californian home wanted to create more space for entertaining, and taking the to the outdoors was an obvious choice in California’s temperate climate. Durie transformed the under-maintained yard by designing a large pergola with enough room for two dining tables, and an enchanted garden, which offered the perfect outlook.

This photo shows how a patio was enclosed to make a tearoom, designed for owners who wanted a relaxing space. A simple shoji screen separates the yard into two outdoor rooms. The same effect can be achieved by using our aluminum shutters.

What you are doing this summer? Will you be enjoying a vacation away from home or a staycation? If you’re staying home like most of us, remember that just by adding a patio enclosure you can enjoy your outdoor space in the heat of the summer and cold of the winter.

We at the Window Outfitters, wish you a happy summer staycation.

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