When building a new home, the outdoor space is just as important as the indoor space. After all, the outdoor space is where you’ll spend time with family and friends, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather. How do you choose the right outdoor sanctuary for your buyers’ needs, style, and budget? In this blog post, we’ll explore the various outdoor space options and provide design and cost considerations to help you make an informed decision.

Back decks and patios are a popular choice for new homes and for good reason. They provide a seamless indoor-outdoor flow, and they’re a great place to relax and entertain. When designing a back deck, consider the size, shape, and materials. A larger deck or patio will provide more space for entertaining, but it will also cost more. With a little bend to the deck, we can show several zones for various setting opportunities and changes to provide the buyer with ideas of so many uses if this deck is selected.

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Outdoor kitchens are a growing trend, and they’re a great way to enhance the functionality of your outdoor space. When designing an outdoor kitchen, consider the layout, appliances, and materials. The layout should be functional and provide easy access to the cooking area, dining area, and storage. The appliances should be durable and weather-resistant, and the materials should be able to withstand the outdoor elements. Just be careful with black materials; full sun exposure can make them hot! Outdoor kitchens can add up, so it’s important to consider your budget and prioritize the features that are most important to you.

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Rooftop decks are a great option for urban areas where outdoor space is at a premium. They provide a private oasis in the heart of the city, and they’re perfect for relaxation and entertaining. When designing a rooftop deck, consider the placement of seating to direct views to help sell location or amenities in the neighborhood. Help your buyers imagine the potential for social gatherings, parties, and intimate evenings shared. Take advantage of planted pots with evergreens so there can be green all year long (as weather permits).

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Courtyards are a charming outdoor space option that provides privacy, peace, and relaxation. When designing a courtyard, consider the size, shape, and landscaping. Small spaces can be as lovely and successful as larger areas. Furnishing the space, no matter the size, helps your buyers envision an outdoor sanctuary that can have some personality!

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Choosing the right outdoor space for your new model requires balancing functionality, style, and budget. Back decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, rooftop decks, and courtyards are all great options, but each has its own design and cost considerations. Understanding the needs, wants, and budget of your home buyer is critical.

Contact us to learn more about our design and installation process. We can help guide you in selecting the best possible outdoor space for your target market. We design and merchandise model homes that elicit dreams of homeownership, set our client’s product apart from the competition, and help homes sell.