Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUL 2017

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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etached covered structures are increas- ingly requested by clients and delivered by remodelers as well as other out- door living professionals. In a survey of remodelers conducted by Qualified Remodeler this spring, detached covered structures were cited as the second most common type of outdoor living project, coming after deck and patio construction, which was No. 1. is stands to reason. As outdoor spaces become in- creasingly programmed with audio, video, cooking and dining functions (just to name a few), it makes sense that at least a portion of the space is covered. Sometimes these new covered structures are extensions off the main building—these fit into the porch category. But also, detached structures are wholly separate buildings, in the yard, away from the home. And though this category of outdoor living projects is growing and diversifying, detached structures are not new. At the very high end of the residential design and The Rise of Detached Structures Patio covers, pavilions anchor the outdoors. By Patrick O'Toole D Photos: Tim Buchman 30 July 2017 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com PROJECTS: QR Outdoors

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