An Outdoor Refuge of Relaxation in the Fort Myers Riverside District

Seeking an outdoor refuge of relaxation, these homeowners found Progressive Design Build from an online Google search in the Spring of 2020. Without a clear vision of what they wanted, they sought expertise from an innovative design-build firm like Progressive and valued being guided through the design and construction process. During the design phase, our design team took them through multiple design iterations, exploring alternate layouts and locations of the new covered outdoor patio, until one was chosen. 


An avid golfer, our client wanted to maximize the outdoor kitchen and entertainment area while dedicating as much landscape as possible to the existing putting green, which would need to be relocated. The putting green also needed to be close enough to the pool without overtaking the lounge area—for acquiring deep golden tans. 

Our design team was challenged with marrying the old space with the new, and seamlessly blending the two areas together. Progressive Design Build was also tasked with building the outdoor living space during the challenging factory shut-downs and COVID-19 restrictions. 


Progressive Design Build started by extending the foundation footer to the retaining wall and adding columns to support the new roof portion. As the trusses and supports were being built, we added two 2’ x 4’ skylights to allow in plenty of natural light. The screen enclosure was modified to ensure the enjoyment of the outdoors no matter the time of year. The patio cover also received new super gutters and downspouts. 

Can lights and fans were laid out in both the new and existing covered areas. Bringing the outdoor living areas together, the ceilings were designed in a beautiful Synergy Cypress tongue and groove wood finished in a warm Auburn stain. The putting green was relocated to the large walkway adjacent to the screen enclosure. When the covered area was complete, the outdoor kitchen was built along the retaining wall overlooking the property’s stunning views. 


The outdoor living space elements were expertly matched by Progressive’s design team, from the roof shingles to the travertine floors and paint colors, flawlessly flowing the existing and new spaces together. 

Fort Myers Outdoor Living Space Before RemodelFt Myers Outdoor Living Space After Remodel