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At NJW, your Columbus, Ohio general contractors understand that outdoor spaces have become an exciting way for homeowners to combine their love of nature with comfortable living areas.

We have noticed that people are extending the comfort, convenience and pleasure of their homes into the great outdoors.  The result is the popular trend called the “outdoor room.” Yards, gardens, decks, patios, porches, sunrooms, gazebos, courtyards, balconies, terraces and even rooftops are being transformed in this way.

People are looking at their outdoor space as an extension to their indoor living space. Many designs are utilizing the same or similar materials in the interior and exterior spaces. When doing a room addition we are continually asked to tie it into their outdoor space, or to create an outdoor space that will tie into the new room addition, creating the idea of an even larger continuous room, indoors and outdoors.

The possibilities for outdoor rooms are almost limitless – from large and spacious to small and intimate; from a simple patio-sized eating and grilling area to a grand multilevel deck complete with cocktail bar, fountain, spa and pool. No matter the size, scale or budget, the goal in creating an outdoor space should be to create a space you and your family will use and enjoy!

In an outdoor room, the “walls,” can be an extension of the home’s exterior walls or formed by trees, shrubs, hedges, planters, fences, privacy screens or lattice panels. Outdoor “flooring” can be as simple as grass, pebbles or stepping-stones, or as elaborate as wooden decking or tiles installed on a concrete pad. NJW, would love to help you “create” your indoor or outdoor room, as we said the options are limitless!

Our favorite additions are elements that stimulate the senses and are considered natural components of an outdoor retreat. Some examples include fireplaces, fire pits, ponds, waterfalls, fountains, wind chimes, and outdoor lighting. Whatever your needs, let NJW assist you, we love taking a space and making it something magical, whether it be indoor or outdoor!

We currently build in Westerville, Worthington, Whitehall, Upper Arlington, Powell, Pickerington, New Albany, Lancaster, Hilliard, Gahanna, Dublin, Bexley, Columbus and all of Central Ohio. Contact us today!