The best part of a custom home is that you get to choose all of the different elements, and truly make it yours. This, of course, applies to all of the rooms inside the house, but it also includes all of the exterior spaces. Today, most homeowners are opting to increase their living space by investing in comfortable, beautiful outdoor areas around their homes. If you’re planning on a custom home, here are four outdoor features you may want to include.
There is something soothing about water – the sight, sound, and even the smell of the water are calming. Adding a water feature to your landscape is a great way to give it a serene feel and make it a more relaxing place. This could be a swimming pool, which is a popular option with many benefits, but it could also be a smaller feature like a decorative water fountain that shows off sense of aesthetics. Even if you do opt for a pool, you could still incorporate some kind of waterfall element to add to the serenity of the space.
If you want your home to stand out, a stone entryway is a fantastic idea for making your home feel grand and larger-than-life. Making a lasting first impression isn’t always easy when it comes to home design, but stone entryways establish a sense of elegance that you’d be hard-pressed to find in many homes. Another area you can utilize stone is by creating a stone veneer around the foundation of a home, which creates beautiful contrast between the rest of the exterior of your home and natural-looking stone.
One of the most useful additions you could make to your home exterior is an outdoor kitchen. It is a great way to expand the room you have for cooking and to bring the work of cooking out into the socialization area. The space for your outdoor kitchen should be easily ventilated but also someplace that can be covered so you can use it even in the rain.
Fireplace Or Fire Pit
Another very popular feature in many landscapes is a fireplace or fire pit. They are both a great way to add light and warmth to the space for continued enjoyment during the fall and spring. They can be built into the patio or be freestanding. You should add comfortable seating around the fire pit to make it a welcoming scene.
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T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.