With all of the pandemic-era lockdowns, homeowners have been spending more and more time around the house, opting to entertain at home instead of going out to eat or hitting the town.

Here are 4 ideas to get the most out of your outdoor living area:

1. A Jawdropping Outdoor Kitchen

There is no better way to spend time with the family than by enjoying a meal together. Make the most of your outdoor space by considering building an outdoor kitchen in your backyard. Adding some amazing counterspace, an under-the-counter refrigerator, and a handy sink can make the difference and help you enjoy your grilling experience without the juggling act.

2. A Fantastic Fireplace

An indoor fireplace can add cozy warmth and comfort during the evenings or wintery days. An outdoor fireplace can mirror that aesthetic and extend the life of your gorgeous patio well into the fall and winter months for nonstop outdoor entertaining and hosting opportunities.

Tip: A sturdy well-made fire pit can help you dial up the heat and adds another layer of entertainment and encourages mingling and close conversation. The right patio experience will bring your family or friend group even closer together.

3. A Multi-functional Pool Bath

A bathroom or powder room with doors connecting to both outdoor and indoor can easily serve as a great place to change into swimsuits or shower before or after the hot tub or pool. This is a great way to keep the rest of the home mess and drip-free. It is also ideal for hanging wet suits and towels and can double as a spare bathroom for guests.

4. Pergola Area

Building a pergola area into your backyard can also increase the amount of time you can enjoy outside and extend your outdoor living space. The right pergola can transform your backyard into a shady oasis or a gathering spot with a more private attitude. A pergola is also quite impressive visually and adds an extra layer of luxury as well as additional space to relax.

If you are interested in building a home with an incredible outdoor living area contact us today. SWP Custom Homes will help you build the home of your dreams!