With Summer in full swing, our minds drift to desires of being on a beach or in the mountains somewhere far away. But between rising gas prices and expensive flights, many consumers are making tough decisions to forego some travel plans and stay home. So, why not make your home space a getaway in itself! We’re talking outdoor spaces, spa bathrooms, dream kitchens and more.

Eat, Work and Play – Outside

Outdoor rooms typically include a dining area and lounging space for family members and guests.  That means formal seating space – and informal lounge space.  Both types of seating can be built-in or free-standing.  Built-in benches can maximize the available relaxing space around the perimeter of the room.  They can also add much-needed storage space for garden tools, cushions and other outdoor necessities.  In our Minnesota climate, a fire pit or fireplace can extend the use of your outdoor room farther into spring and fall – making it a truly “three-season” space.

Outdoor rooms can also include handy workspaces for cooking and beverage storage and preparation.  A grill is an absolute necessity.  Nothing tastes better than a grilled dinner on a warm summer evening.  Aspiring chefs may also want a wood-fired pizza grill to complete their outdoor cooking suite.  Frequent entertainers will benefit from a bar station with a beverage fridge, built-in ice chest or even a full wet-bar with a unique copper sink that improves with age.

In-home Spa Showers

Steam, soak and cleanse all in the comfort of your home! Spa showers take up much less space in your bathroom than conventional showers, along with giving the illusion of a larger bathroom by “opening” the shower. Plus, the benefits you receive from a steam shower (cue stress relief and detoxing) combined with the fact that they are easier to keep clean than showers with liners makes it a win-win.

Create the Chef Kitchen You’ve Always Wanted

For those that love a gourmet meal without the current price tags, the chef’s kitchen is for you. Envision spacious countertops, an additional sink for washing veggies, a butcher’s block top island for both chopping and eating, two stoves for those large group gatherings, gadgets and tools for organization to make your life easier, your dream flooring – something you’ve always wanted, a breakfast bar to bring the family together, and a large pantry to store all of your future meals.

The possibilities are endless! If you dream it, we can do it. Contact us today to learn how you can make your home the oasis you dream of visiting.