Good morning, Backyard Brian here. I’ve got this other guy with me, who I’ve known for a long time. My brother Jeff.  Jeff is going to tell us a little bit about what he does this morning.

Jeff: I do all types of home design, renovation plans, new homes, interior and exterior – you name it. In today’s situation, that involves measuring all the existing conditions of this home. We do this now so that the new porch will fit perfectly on the first try. We get good measurements so that the construction plans are accurate and easy for the field guys to work with.

Brian: Jeff and I have been working together for a long time. For those who – like our mother – grew up with us know that I’m more of a task-oriented, get-it-done guy. Jeff is the creative one. He’s the musician. He’s the one who has done design through the years.  We’ve always enjoyed working together on projects, and I’m excited that we get to work together on this one. We’re in a backyard right now. I’m not going to show you the house because I want to maintain privacy for the homeowners. However, if you can observe the setting that we’re in. This is why I love the backyard. Even as we’re out here this morning working, it’s just a beautiful setting. They have a deck here that gets hot in the summertime, so we’re going to be converting this to a screen porch.

I’m upgrading some of the wood to low-maintenance materials. We are going to be working on this space to enable it to be used more throughout the year and in varying weather conditions. That way the homeowners can enjoy this space on a beautiful day – like today – as well as on other days that aren’t quite so nice. We’ll show some designs of this as it comes along. One of the things that Jeff does a really good job at is he does 3D rendering. That way the client will be able to see exactly what the addition will look like before we build it.  I hope everyone has a great day. We’ll talk to you later. Bye.