Category: Inside and Out

Finding shade was imperative and the overhead pergola offers just enough respite to invite guests outside. (Submitted photo)

Column: How to fix under sized and under used

Commentary by Randy Sorrell The original deck from the custom home build was undersized.  And, consequently,  under used. Western exposure evening sun blasted the small living space, further distracting from the hoped for fun...

The predominantly year-round space allows for comfortable summer outdoor entertaining in the respites of shade where cool breezes meander through. (Submitted photo)

Column: Create a summer, winter escape

Commentary by Randy Sorrell The leafy magnolia gracefully weaves its way through the overhead pergola structure adding a sense of historical relevance to this industrial modern-outdoor living space. The contrast is especially striking as...

Sleek drapes fastened to corner posts offer privacy and protection from the sun. (Submitted photo)

Column: Pergolas: The preferred aesthetic

Commentary by Randy Sorrell   Think this homeowner isn’t serious about generating shade and privacy? Look closely and discover stylish solutions for each. A few are traditional tools we’ve employed for decades … leafy...

Enjoy a break from technology and design a space to live outside. (Submitted photo)

Column: Live life outdoors with spaces that impact

Commentary by Randy Sorrell   Finally, the technology-induced drought for outdoor living has been reversed! Our children initiated this fun-sucking drought fueled by all things FANG (Facebook/Amazon/Netflix/Google). They preferred to be nailed in front...

Create a space that you will love to live in. (Submitted photo)

Column: Design with emotion

Commentary by Randy Sorrell   Designing with emotion is gaining traction in the midwest and for good reason.  Emotion, often dismissed, is the secret element for creating incredible living spaces.  Thanks to HGTV, Chip...

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Column: Tips to keep mosquitos away

Commentary by Patrick Lewis According to the Office of the Indiana State Chemist, June and July are the peak months in our state for West Nile Virus to be spread. This means the next...