If your home consists of two separate structures, a breezeway is a convenient and attractive way to make the connection. Breezeways are available in multiple styles and designs and materials, so you can achieve just the look you want to suit the architecture of your home.
Before adding a breezeway, consider the practical along with the visual characteristics of your home before construction before construction begins to ensure an attractive and functional match. To help you figure out the finer points for your beautiful breezeway, your first step should be to enlist the services of trusted and talented Florida remodeling contractors.
What is a Breezeway and What Are Its Benefits?
A breezeway is essentially an open passage with a roof that connects two buildings or structures together. Sometimes, it is used to connect two halves of a building. These passages are popular for Florida homes, providing welcome shade and wafting air on those especially hot days. Florida remodeling contractors are adding gorgeous breezeway features to the latest luxury homes. Whether your home is well established or just being built, it’s never too late to get in on this terrific trend.
Breezeways benefits are bountiful. They offer protection when going from one building to another and, as their name suggests, can effectively funnel cooling breezes. Breezeways afford a partially enclosed outdoor structure that creates a graceful transition from a house to its garage, detached workshop or studio, or garden and swimming pool areas. Aside from their functional role, breezeways also add great esthetic appeal to a home, and may be just the feature you need to add more interest and value to your property.
Brilliant Breezeway Designs
There are different styles of breezeways available, and they all differ in complexity. Here are just some of the breezeway designs remodeling contractors can offer:
- Fully Enclosed Breezeways – Enclosed breezeways offer more protection from the elements. These types of breezeways are more involved to construct, but can give you the ultimate in function and form.
- Partially Enclosed Breezeways – There are also breezeways that are open on the sides, and consist only of a simple roof that covers a walkway. This is a great design for Florida homes and can even be used as an outdoor sitting area on a sunny day.
- Open-Roof Breezeways – If you want to construct a breezeway for the siting of an outdoor kitchen or small patio, you can even make do without a roof. This type of breezeway can be an effective connector without detracting from the home’s main architectural design.
Breezeways can be constructed using any material that you wish, such as brick, stone, wood, glass, or an appealing combination. Whatever materials and design you prefer, experienced remodeling contractors will be able to make a great breezeway match for your home.
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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