Category: Inside and Out

Outdoor fire features can provide entertainment. (Submitted photo)

Column: Fire features attract guests

Commentary by Randy Sorrell Outdoor fire features are magnets for entertainment. They bring people together and provide an excuse for fun. They develop stories, offer warmth and fuel impromptu episodes of fun. Most would...

Column: Retrofitting and ‘solutioneering’

Commentary by Randy Sorrell “Solutioneering” and retrofitting continues to drive our consumer mindset, which provocatively fuels the design/build process of incredible outdoor living spaces. We dig these conversations because it spurs forward-thinking creativity, all...

Column: Fire your imagination

Commentary by Randy Sorrell The variety of fire features we are designing and installing is creatively endless and limited only by imaginations and budget. Size, shape, form, function and material selection prompt this fun-centric...

Column: A gathering place

Commentary by Randy Sorrell This micro view of a master project consumed four months of installation and resulted in an incredible backyard living space with all the amenities. It now serves as the families’...

Column: Design and materials matter

Commentary by Randy Sorrell “Help” the amused client managed when we first spoke about her vision for a back yard living space. Laughing (it’s contagious, you know), I wondered what prompted her plea. She...

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...

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...