This North Bozeman remodeling project showcases an outdoor room addition in the form of a covered second story deck.
The owners purchased this two unit property with the idea of renting the lower level, and keeping the upper level as a personal residence. The issue was the upper level had no access to outdoor areas.
Our video shows the way Jason Smith of Ozz Construction transformed the roof area over the existing living room into a covered outdoor oasis the owners were hoping for. This outdoor room addition takes advantage of the east facing orientation of the building. This outdoor room addition allows the enjoyment of early morning sun, as well as utilizing the resulting afternoon shade during those hot Bozeman summers.
The owners took advantage of the three dimensional modeling of the building to visualize the changes they had in mind. The ability to see multiple visual perspectives of this outdoor room addition, as well as the entire project was a great advantage. The modeling worked to the contractor’s advantage as well, in that the structural components that needed to come together in the creation of this outdoor room addition were clearly illustrated.
This covered outdoor room addition presented design challenges as well as opportunity. The challenge was supporting the roof yet not impacting the views. The solution was using a clear span steel truss. This truss design allows unimpeded views to the neighborhood below and sturdy support for the roof structure above. We took this occasion to incorporate a circular steel ring into the truss, giving it an artistic flair. The outdoor room addition ceiling is quite noticeable from the street. With that in mind, as a visual feature we exposed the roof structure. The oversized ridge and beams are visible from all directions below. In re-configuring the lower level entry, we duplicated the roof structure and truss design, visually tying the upper and lower levels together.
This property sits on a highly visible corner lot. The outdoor room addition, the new front entry, and extensive landscaping give this building the proper curb appeal and is a nice addition to the neighborhood.