bringing the outside in

Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? It’s hard not to enjoy some time spent with Mother Nature when you can enjoy a cool breeze and the sweet sounds of a summer evening, without worry about the elements. This project started as a cement slab, but has transformed into an outdoor living space that is the envy of the neighborhood.

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This living space combines the best of indoor and outdoor living. This comfy seating area is totally protected from the elements, and includes a tiled fireplace and wall-mounted television.


The wood railing gives this space the feel of an old fashioned back porch, but the screens and roof protect it all from the elements. A wood-look tile flooring adds to the elegance of this outdoor room.

A huge thank you to Craig Russell and his crew for helping with a very last minute project at our house after we had moved to Chicago! After hiring Craig for a variety of other projects–both big and small–over the years, we knew without a doubt we could trust Craig and his crew to get the job done–completely stress-free!
— Meghan Mills