We see this trend a lot and wanted to talk even further about how many people are expanding their Asheville custom homes outdoors! Creating spaces in your yard and surrounding property specifically tailored to events and your lifestyle is a great way to invest further in your home. With all the back and forth we’ve experienced over the last two years, we are also seeing more and more value in creating outdoor spaces to entertain guests as a safe way to still be in community with our friends and loved ones. Today in our blog, we address a few ideas we think could help transform your yard into a fun, social destination!
COOKING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
If you’ve ever hosted a picnic in your yard and found yourself running back and forth from blanket to kitchen with ingredients, utensils, and napkins, we feel your pain. Eating outside is a great way to enjoy nature and spend time with friends, but it can turn into a hassle of carrying things to and fro. The solution? An outdoor kitchen! When you’re in the process of building your Asheville custom home, think about including one of these in the plans. As you’re designing your interior kitchen, it’s easy to think through all you’d want in an ideal exterior kitchen. This is such a simple way to handle outdoor entertaining and makes both prep and clean-up more efficient. As if these weren’t enough reasons to convince you to design an outdoor kitchen, we have one more thing for you to consider. You’ll save money on your utility bills if you transition to cooking outdoors in the summer. The kind of heat utilized in making your meals indoors can cause your air conditioning to work extra hard to maintain the kind of climate you prefer. Take the heat outdoors and lower your bills!
ENJOYING A FIRE PIT
There are few better ways to spend a chilly night than outside, wrapped up in a blanket sitting around a fire pit. While these can be found at many homes already, you can elevate yours to the next level by designing custom seating to provide warmth and comfort to you and your guests! And even better, fire pits are multi-seasonal and don’t have to be relegated only to the colder months! And while they’re not exactly as outfitted as an outdoor kitchen, you can cook over them, making them a fun, communal alternative to your typical picnic.
AND OF COURSE, POOLSIDE LIFE
If you have a pool in your sights as a part of your Asheville custom home, we’re right there with you. Having one of these in the backyard of your property adds so much value and is a great way to enjoy the warmer seasons! Even better? Design the space around your pool to meet your needs and increase your entertainment capacity! A custom seating area or bar is a great feature to include, but you could also add a jacuzzi or a waterfall to incorporate an element of elegance and relaxation! We always challenge our clients to think outside the box and dream big because these are the precise benefits of building an Asheville custom home!
Want to talk through some other ideas for your new house? We’d be glad to chat. Give us a call or reach out through our website and let us know what you’re thinking!