Author: Randy Sorrell

Sitting outside is a fall treasure. (Submitted photo) 0

Column: A forward, look back

The fall frenzy for outdoor living has arrived. Homeowners are squeezing every last ounce of incredible outdoor living into their lives in anticipation of winter’s inevitable hibernation. Family’s thirst to install projects so they...

Fall weather is considerably more favorable and predictable than spring, prompting patio projects, lanais, fireplaces and pergolas to be installed more timely and under friendly conditions. (Submitted photo) 0

Column: Don’t delay, fall is the time

There’s a couple of cool his and her urban cruisers that I’ve been eyeing at a favorite bike shop. Very European in feel and design. Soft leather, comfortable spring seats with wheel-activated lighting and...

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Column: Adding a spark to fire features

Outdoor fire features are like well-planned granite kitchen counters, they are a destination for guests to gather around. And, it doesn’t matter if a fire is roaring or cooking taking place. They are fun...

Shady pockets allow ornamental dogwood and redbud tree inserts to offer hints of interior bulk and spring inspiration. This created the appropriate separation between the lanais, fireplace, pool and grill station patios. 0

Column: A landscape renaissance

This delicious photo speaks volumes about the growing passion fueling luxury outdoor living. Lush landscaping adds drama to the elegant, mortared limestone walls that knits multiple terraced blue stone patios, a lanais centric fireplace...

A properly planned pergola can offer relief from the sun as even the columns and posts contribute to the shade. (Submitted photo) 0

Column: Creating protection from the sun

This stunning pergola was the result of the retired homeowners determined quest for dappled shade coupled with enhanced privacy on their south-facing patio. If you own a home under similar circumstances, you appreciate the...

Tight spaces have such an incredible opportunity to draw people in and provide a sense of romance or intrigue. (Submitted photo) 0

Column: Micro-space patios are intimate

This bright micro-space reminds me of old world courtyards that you may have explored in southern historic downtowns like New Orleans and Savannah. Tight spaces have such an incredible opportunity to draw people in...