Have you considered including a breezeway as a component of your landscaping? They offer great architectural interest as they connect portions of your home, offer protection from the elements, and they can help direct cooling breezes to your outdoor space. While designing a breezeway is best left to professional architects, the following information can provide you with some inspiration.
Before beginning, you will have to decide how to incorporate a breezeway with your current home design. If you have a freestanding garage, pool house, or are thinking of adding an addition, these are all potential choices for designing a breezeway. U-shaped homes and open deck extensions can also lend themselves to unique breezeway features.
Once you have determined where your breezeway will go, you’ll have to choose from three basic styles:
Regardless of how you plan to use it, designing a breezeway will also include architectural design so it blends well with your property, particularly for historic homes. There may also be consideration for plumbing and electrical access, lighting, and overall decor.