Established in 1971, Essential Extras, Inc. has designed and built nearly a thousand projects emphasizing outdoor structures in 80 cities in the last 20 years. “Form follows function” seems obvious but is often ignored. We start the design process by determining function; so our projects “work.” Our objective is to create a limited number of custom high quality projects year around.
We do most types of residential remodeling from small repairs to major projects like room additions and basement refinishing; but mostly we create unique outdoor spaces and structures which match the scale, look, style and flow of the area. Screened porch designs are an indoor/outdoor hybrid since they extend the house and roof but also tie into the backyard. We have hundreds of screened porch pictures, gazebo pictures, and pictures of pergolas and shade arbors. Pergola designs and arbor designs usually have to work with gardens and landscaping as well as with patio and deck designs. Our portfolio has thousands of pictures of wooden decks (and some plastic and composite decking) hundreds of which are spa deck pictures.
For trim and finishing touches, there are many different wood railing designs for decks, lattice privacy screen designs, vinyl privacy screens, wooden outdoor privacy screening, garden gate designs, decorative cedar fences, benches, planters, etc. We frequently incorporate subtle low voltage atmosphere and accent lighting.
We offer job file plans, drawings, details and pictures for most of our projects.
Our work is truly custom and creative. No two people or projects are alike. Unusual projects, situations and unique custom original designs are our norm. We make interior, exterior, added or remodeled space blend into existing space structurally, functionally and aesthetically, i.e. it “belongs.”
Depending on your preference, we offer design and plans service, construction supervision, design/build agreements or complete turnkey service.
Call us today at (913) 385-7374 or (816) 923-5865 or email us to arrange a consultation.