Outdoor Spaces and Rooms: What to Include in Yours

We have had a lot of visitors to our website and our Houzz account looking for outdoor spaces. We thought you might enjoy a little more information on the kinds of spaces and products that you can use to get the exact space you want and need. 


Today’s outdoor kitchens feature all the high-end appliances you can have indoors. From pizza ovens to dishwashers everything a chef needs to cook while guests enjoy the outdoors.


The deck is the new living room with accordion windows that remove the barrier between indoors and out.

Multi-level decks allow you to create unique functional spaces for hot tubs, firepits dining or just relaxing. The spaces are connected but separate and the flow is natural.


There are so many material options to choose from for your new patio. From stamped concrete to colorful pavers and stone. Multi-level patios are also possible.

The key is to know what is possible so you can choose what is really right for your space and your style.


Lighting can have a huge impact on the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space.

Not only does lighting enhance the beauty of your space but allows you to enjoy it longer into the evening and can give you a sense of safety and security.

Many options for energy efficient outdoor lighting exist like solar and LED.

Have some fun with your lighting! There are so many cool products emerging all the time to help you create your space using your own unique style.

Fireplace and Firepits

Stone veneer will make your fireplace look natural, yet upscale. Depending on your budget you can get manufactured stone or real stone.

From modern to rustic, gas to wood fire pits have become a popular outdoor trend.

This firepit with built in seating is a beautiful entertaining space.

This is an indoor and outdoor firepit! It uses Real Flame pour gel, designed to burn up to 2.5 hours long per can. Burns clean, suitable for indoors without leaving soot ashes behind.

As architects and designers it is great to have so many options so we can learn more about what you want and need and help you create the dream living space indoors or out.


Call us at 508-881-7992 to plan your next project, or visit www.gmthomedesigns.com.