Outdoor Living Trends: Give Your Home Unique Outdoor Dining Space

Home design is not just how your house looks on the inside and outside, but also involves your garden. Now that summer is in full swing, many people are spending more time outside. It’s the perfect time to add some focal points to your garden, such as an arbor or stone potting shed. Many people are moving towards doing a lot of their living outside with plenty of outdoor living trends coming up, and outdoor living rooms and outdoor dining rooms are becoming very popular.

Outdoor Dining Furniture

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The outdoor dining room provides the perfect opportunity for a dinner under the stars with friends and family and time to enjoy the evening breeze. The dining room can be permanent, such as under a veranda or patio, or can be placed wherever you have a flat piece of grass or paving for the duration of the evening. You can also consider making a secluded outdoor room in your garden and use that for a variety of entertaining purposes. Your options for outdoor dining are endless. Furnishing your outdoor dining room will be similar to furnishing an indoor room, but remember that because it’s outside, it should be relatively light and airy, so neutral and natural tones are ideal for this type of setting.

If you decide that you’d like to have a permanent structure in place for outdoor living to meet the current outdoor living trends, consider hiring a contractor that you can rely on to do the best possible job. Tiefenthaler are an architectural firm that specialize in housing design, development and construction and will ensure that you’ll have an outdoor room that you’ll be proud of. If you’d like a consultation regarding the construction of a new outdoor room, contact us today to arrange a consult at a time that suits you.

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Architects We Love: Robert Dean Architects

At Tiefenthaler we believe that collaboration and co-operation among the architect, home builder and home owner is the best way to give clients exactly the service they need. Each firm complements the other, resulting in stunning designs that meet the client’s every desire.

Robert Dean Architects

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Of the many New England architects to choose from, we highly respect  Robert Dean architects in New Canaan, CT. The firm was established in 1986 and has stayed at the same address since 1987, and has become specialized in home design, both in the design of new houses and the renovation and upgrading of existing properties. Both Tiefenthaler and Robert Dean pride ourselves on quality work that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations.

Robert Dean aim to integrate old and new designs so that they exist in harmony and any additions to a home will take this into account, creating a home that feels natural and new, yet familiar at the same time. The firm has built up extensive connections with builders and contractors over the years, ensuring that the job is completed to a high standard of quality with no concessions being made in the pursuit of perfection.

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Looking to Design Your Home Library? Utilize These 3 Tips for Choosing Your Wood Paneling

Wood floors and wood paneling have re-emerged as one of the trendiest ways to finish the interior design of a home. Reclaimed wood is great for wooden flooring, which has many advantages over carpets or tiles. If you’re planning on having a library in your home, you can also consider wood paneling design to add that authentic feel. Finding the right contractor should always be the first step in any home renovation, as they’ll be able to guide you in finding the ideal style of your library and help you choose the wood paneling you need.

Wood Paneling

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The type of wood paneling design you choose will largely depend on the atmosphere you want in your library. Dark woods will create a warmer, more rustic atmosphere, but if the room is small you may find that it will become oppressive and dark. Lighter woods will create a more airy and cheerful atmosphere, great for a family library and study.

Also take a look at the other accessories in the room and decide if they are predominantly warm or cool in tone, as certain woods will work better with warm tones and others betters with cold tones, which will also impact the atmosphere of the library.

Libraries are traditionally paneled in library paneling, beadboard or raised paneling, with many older libraries having the first third of the wall covered in beadboard and the other two thirds covered in library paneling. A less traditional design would have only the bottom third paneled and the rest of the wall painted or covered in wallpaper, which will result in a cleaner, fresher look.

Tiefenthaler are experts in both interior and exterior home design and we can provide custom paneling to meet your needs. Contact us today to arrange a consultation at a time that suits you.

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Check Out Our Photo Spread in East Coast Home + Design

East Coast Home + Design is a great magazine that shows off the latest home design trends and features many of the up and coming interior and exterior design firms that can make your dream a reality.

East Coast Home Design

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We are honored to announce that the latest issue feature the interior and exterior photos of a great project Tiefenthaler built in conjunction with Brooke Girty Designs (architectural design) and Sara Jordan Interiors (interior design).l

Please join us in celebrating this great editorial coverage of  Tiefenthaler  by  referring t pages 74 to 85 of the May/June issue. We have over 30 years of experience with a wide variety of building and construction processes, and can tackle any job, from a new construction to preservation of historical buildings and new additions to existing buildings.

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