If you have ever thought about hiring a builder to construct the home of your dreams, you have likely considered what the exterior and interior of this living space would look like. While the interior and exterior design elements of your custom home are undoubtedly important, it is crucial to give the same amount of thought to the outdoor elements of your home. As a leading provider of custom homes, the team at Alderidge Constructions knows how easy it is for some homeowners to overlook their yard, garden, and other outdoor elements when creating a design. That is why we have compiled a list of great outdoor features to include for your custom home to help you create a complete design for your home that looks amazing while offering incredible liveability and comfort.
4 Appealing Outdoor Features for Custom Homes
The following outdoor features can significantly enhance the appeal and liveability of your custom home:
1. A Covered Deck or Front Porch
Decks and front porches should be viewed as an extension of your home as they create additional outdoor living space. Whether you want a space to entertain guests on warm summer evenings or a place to quietly watch the sun rise, a covered deck or front porch will allow you to do so in comfort. When considering the design for your deck or porch, think about the size of the furniture you would like to use and how you will enter/exit the space as this will ensure that it never feels crowded.
2. Water Features
Water features such as fountains can add the soothing sound of running water to your property, helping block out road noise while making it easier to relax after a long day. In addition to relaxation, water features can serve as a great focal point for your backyard, especially when framed by a colourful garden.
3. An Outdoor Kitchen
If you want to spend a lot of time entertaining guests outside in your new home, an outdoor kitchen will make this much easier. To ensure that your kitchen works perfectly for you and your guests, be sure to consider the layout, materials, appliances, and furniture. It is also worth considering lighting for this space, as dark kitchens are unsafe.
4. An Outdoor Fireplace
An outdoor fire pit or fireplace is an excellent way to warm up your outdoor living space, allowing you to enjoy more evenings outside even if the weather is cold. Much like water features, fireplaces can be a great central element for your backyard, especially if they feature intricate stonework, pergolas, or other appealing design elements.
To learn more about appealing features to include for your custom home or to discuss the details of your dream home, get in touch with the team at Alderidge Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.