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An Exploration of the So-Called California Room

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The concept of a California room may be unfamiliar to many homeowners.

The concept of a California room may be unfamiliar to many homeowners. But if we told you it was a transition room, you would probably recognize it. Combining the indoor and outdoor living spaces opens up another dimension of comfort within your home. Transition rooms themselves typically extend the great room or dining room. So what defines an area like this? Ceilings equipped with fans and multiple walls that connect them to the other rooms around them are the two main features to look for in this design aspect. 

Where Did This Room Originate? 

The California room has counterparts in the Florida room, the sunroom, and the Hawaiian lanai. It lets in plenty of bright sunshine and fresh air, but it doesn’t leave you exposed to the weather, unlike uncovered decks or patios. As you might have guessed, its name refers to where it gained its most popularity – in Southern California. But the idea came to America from South Europe. You’ll notice the loggia architectural style if you are ever lucky enough to travel through Italy, Spain, and Greece. But it wasn’t until recently that the space became a trend for custom home building.  

Is It Worth It? 

This discussion leads us to our next point. Is having a California room worth it? When you add it to the blueprints of your new home, you’ll come to learn that it is considered an “outdoor space” and not an indoor one. There’s no heating and cooling system in place. As a result, it isn’t factored into the amount of square footage that your house has. Either way, this feature can be integrated into the design of a new construction home or serve as the focal point of a high-end renovation project. Associated costs come down to how much space you have on your lot. Another consideration to keep in mind is how many upgrades you want to include. Do you want fireplaces, jacuzzis, or built-in home theater equipment? In that case, you’ll need to consider the overall construction costs that apply to the neighborhood where you live.  

Contact Accessible Home Builders Today

Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. We’ve serviced Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware in that time. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.

To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571, located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to next!

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