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 predominantly centered around impacting how we live.
Imagine that under this stunning patio is a tired concrete slab that we covered with classy tumbled pavers. Natural flagstone steppers with crushed stone joints marries well and warms the space nicely. The variety of spruce on the property’s edge are now a solid privacy wall with stunning landscape, setting a calming tone.
SHADE, PRIVACY, PATIOS
Weather it’s creating shade, developing privacy, expanding patios or stretching budgets, it’s really all centered around creating a sense of space that compels us to spend more time outside. We love the outside! Especially when disconnected from screen time. FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google), of which I am a fan, continues to rob our senses and steel our creativity when consumed in excess.
“Solutioneer” your life. Don’t let FANG rob your time to appreciate your outdoor living space and connect with those surrounding you.