Custom outdoor living spaces add value to your home while giving you additional square footage where you can spend time with your family and entertain friends. Here at Home Valley Builders, we can help you design and build your perfect outdoor living space to match your lifestyle and home’s design.
Benefits of Custom Outdoor Entertaining Areas
For years, the trend for homeowners was to bring the outdoors indoors. Today, homeowners want to bring the indoors outdoors with living areas that include kitchens, lounge areas, fire pits and entertainment options. There are many benefits of creating and revamping your home’s outdoor living space.
- Adds Usable Outdoor Square Footage that fits your lifestyle
- Increases Your Home’s Resale Value
- Create space for entertaining friends and family
Outdoor Living Space Design Ideas
One of the benefits of California living is our warm weather. We enjoy more time out of doors, and our homes reflect that lifestyle. In the Bay Area, the trend is to create outdoor living spaces that are a seamless extension of the main home. And with the high cost of real estate, you want to make the most of your home’s footprint. Typically a backyard or other outdoor space serves multiple purposes: cooking and dining, lounging and entertaining.
According to a recent study by American Society of Landscape Architects, the most popular outdoor design elements include fire pits/fireplaces (74.95%), lighting (66.67%) and wireless/internet connectivity (65.86%). Homeowners are also want to make sure their outdoor living spaces are environmentally sustainable, reduce water use/costs and are low maintenance.
Before we start any design project, we ask our clients to share their vision of how they want to use and enjoy their outdoor space. Considerations such as sun exposure, privacy, electrical and water use, and available square footage will affect how your outdoor living space is designed. Think about what elements are on your wish list:
- Pergolas, covered trellis or verandas
- Fire Pits and Fireplaces
- Custom Outdoor Kitchens, BBQ grills, dining and bar areas
- Lounge Areas with Surround Sound and Large TVs
- Multiple Privacy Options from Custom Screens to Outdoor Curtains
- Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Transitions with Large Sliding Glass Patio Doors
Backyard Cooking & Dining
Custom kitchens and bar areas allow you to completely prepare, cook and serve meals and drinks outdoors. These areas typically contain a large grilling station, plenty of counter space and cabinets and drawers for utensils, cookware, plates and glasses. They can even be built with warming drawers, hot pads and mini-fridges.
Fully Functional Outdoor Living Rooms
Imagine a fully functional outdoor living area with a custom fire pit or fireplace, large screen TV, surround sound and lounge chairs where you can enjoy beverages and meals with your family members and friends. Custom patios can be designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing home. New sliding glass doors can help transition the space from inside to outside. The addition of a custom patio area can also improve your home’s market value. According to the National Association of Realtors, 54 percent of home buyers are willing to pay more for homes with a custom outdoor living spaces, and homeowners can expect to recoup between 65 and 74 percent of the installation costs when they sell their home.
We are committed to excellence and look forward to helping you with your remodeling project. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced representative.