Outdoor Structures

Make The Backyard Feel Like Home

Your backyard is an extension of your home and you should feel as comfortable outside as you do inside. When deciding what types of outdoor structures you want, it’s best to consider your goals and budget. Shading is a huge consideration for Florida properties. Screened-in enclosures are also popular to keep the bugs away from your get-togethers. But, is it best for these additions to go on an extension of your home, such as a porch or patio, or would it fit better with a detached outdoor area, such as a pavilion?

Sterling Builders Group, LLC works one-on-one with every customer, reviewing property specifics, assessing the possibilities, and adhering to your budget while still working to achieve your goals. Our Gainesville contractors have years of experience with home remodels, both inside and outside, and would love the opportunity to work on your next home project!

Check out our home renovation portfolio and schedule a consultation today to see what we can do for you!

Decks, Porches, & Patios

Typically built as an extension of your home, a deck, porch, or patio is a great way to combine the comfort of the indoors with the beauty of the outdoors. The type and style of deck, porch, or patio that’s best for your home depends on where it’s being installed, your budget, and the aesthetic that you’re going for. The two most common building materials are concrete and wood. Concrete lasts longer than wood and is easier to care for, but wood is a popular choice for its lightweight nature and more rustic aesthetic. You can also choose natural stone, brick pavers, gravel, or even asphalt. Whether it’s a full, wrap-around porch or a detached deck, we can deliver the ideal spot for enjoying the beautiful Florida weather.

Gazebos, Pergolas, & Pavilions

A gazebo, pergola, or pavilion is usually detached from the home and serves as a stand-alone structure. All of them have built-in shading with the option to make them enclosed, though they’re usually left open. They make perfect spots for relaxing in gardens or poolside. Pergolas typically use slated roofing so that you still get sun exposure but can still enjoy light shade, depending on the time of the day. Gazebos and pavilions both have solid roofs, though gazebos tend to be smaller with enclosed railings and often have built-in seating. On the other hand, pavilions are typically larger and provide more open space for customizing with furniture and decor.

Outdoor Kitchens

An outdoor kitchen is the height of convenience, especially if you often have family gatherings, BBQs, or host dinner nights with friends. They’re also the perfect complement to pools and can add resale value to your property. An outdoor kitchen can be as simple or as elaborate as you desire, implementing elements such as:

  • Faucets & Sinks
  • Cooking Range
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Countertops
  • Pizza Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Bar
  • Kitchen Drawers
  • Dining Space

Sheds & Greenhouses

If you have a large yard and an array of appliances to keep it looking its best, a shed is the perfect place to store everything. While most people use their garage for this, a shed can be easier to access and remove clutter from the garage so you can use that space for parking your vehicles. Sheds are also great for designating space for hobbies, such as horticulture and woodworking. If you have a passion for gardening or creating your own home farm, a greenhouse will keep your plants safe from pests and animals while creating a luscious environment for them to thrive naturally.