Outdoor living spaces are hot right now, and it’s not just because of the summer heat! Private outdoor spaces have been at the top of homebuyers’ priority list for years, and the pandemic only heightened the desire for ones that are just as private, luxe, and comfortable as their interior counterparts. Glamorous outdoor design is one trend we’re holding onto for the foreseeable future!
Builder recently published the article, 8 Outdoor Living Features Homeowners Crave in 2021, and we’re so proud to say that Regal Homes has been creating inspired outdoor spaces like these for years. Below are a few of the features the article highlighted, and some looks from our very own custom homes to spark your imagination!
Blending the Indoors and Outdoors
The best outdoor spaces offer a near-seamless transition from indoors to out. Regal Homes have large sliding doors and expansive windows offering uninterrupted views from the interior of the home to the outside.
Protection from the Elements
Even though you’re creating a fantastic space to enjoy the summer weather, there’s no reason to let the elements rain on your parade. A covered patio or deck can offer solid protection from harsh sun, rain, wind, and even snow. Who said you can’t have the best of all worlds?
If you’re going to invest in an outdoor living space, it has to be large enough to comfortably accommodate everyone. That means having a dining space and a conversation space — or one large dining table where everyone can share a meal and hang out. When you’re working with your Sales Agent, be sure to take into account how many people you plan to entertain on a regular basis.
How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen
Outdoor kitchens are a great idea when you’re building a custom home so that you can take full advantage of all four seasons. With a grill, counter space, seating, and even a fridge, gatherings large and small will make you feel like you live in a resort. When designing your outdoor kitchen, choose durable, weather resistant materials like stone, stainless steel, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), or even teak.
When you own a custom home, you want the freedom to do what you want, when you want, where you want. Whether you feel like watching the big game while cooking out, or you want outdoor movie night to be as simple as possible (no projector!), you can opt for a mounted flat screen TV and even surround sound in your outdoor space. Never choose between being fully connected or relaxing outdoors again.
An Outdoor Fireplace
While summer here is stunning, there’s no denying the beauty of Utah in the fall. And there’s nothing cozier than curling up around a crackling fire to enjoy it. Whether it’s a built-out, brick-surround fireplace, a built-in fire pit, or a portable fire pit and lots of seating, an outdoor fire feature is a special way to soak up cool weather vibes in the space you love best.
When it’s time to create your own outdoor living space, don’t feel limited by convention. When you build a custom new home in Cottonwood Heights or Heber City, you truly can design a home — and outdoor space — that takes life to the next level.