When planning your new custom home, special consideration should be given to your outdoor space. Summers in Maryland are perfect for gatherings outside on your deck or patio! By thinking of your outdoor area as another room of your custom home, you can turn it into something truly special. So, create an additional area for entertaining or a relaxing enclave for your personal enjoyment; it will improve the value of your custom home, too. Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your outdoor oasis.
An Outdoor Living Room
The backyard is a great place to lounge around and enjoy good company, especially during summer evenings. You can make your patio an outdoor extension of your living room by adding comfortable outdoor furniture with pillows and a small table. Consider adding an overhang, awning, or enclosure to maximize your time outside and provide shelter in case a stray summer shower blows through!
Installing an Outdoor Kitchen
Most homeowners love hosting cookouts in their backyard, but by thinking beyond the standard barbecue grill and picnic table you can turn your outdoor area into a full-blown kitchen as well. Have you always wanted to learn how to cook a wood-fired pizza? A wood-fired terra cotta oven would be a great option to add to your outdoor kitchen! You can also add refrigerators, sinks, and other accessories as your heart desires to turn your patio into the open-air kitchen of your dreams.
There’s nothing quite like the ambiance of a summer sunset in the backyard of your custom home. Outdoor lighting is a perfect way to keep that feeling alive through the evening and add some character to your home’s exterior.
Adding a Water Feature
We all need a moment of calm from the busy outside world every so often. Adding a water feature to your outdoor area or garden will make it feel more natural and give you a great place to unwind and relax at the end of the day.
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