This summer is the perfect time to take in your current home and notice what features you wish you had included. This can be especially true for your summer home because you want this property to be designed to increase your enjoyment of the summer weather and vacation time outdoors. This summer, consider whether your custom home can benefit from these designs or additions. With the proper planning, you can make sure that next summer, your home is designed to maximize your enjoyment of the season.
An Exceptional Dual Patio and Balcony Design
A key design consideration for your custom homes built with summer in mind is the outdoor space. Designing balconies for the upper levels that provide shade and easy indoor/outdoor access is a great way to start. You should also add patio space on the lower level that works as an accessible transition space between the indoors and outdoors. Add outdoor furniture that can sustain hot and wet weather conditions, and consider installing a stone fireplace or fire pit for those cooler nights.
Luxury Outdoor BBQ Area
One of the best ways to host friends and family at your home is to cook up some BBQ. Installing an outdoor BBQ space with a wash station and counter space beside the grill can be a huge asset for your summer home. Designing outdoor cooking and eating spaces is essential when designing a home with summer in mind.
Take Advantage of the Scenery
If your property has scenic views, you should certainly find ways to take advantage of them. Install large windows that look out onto the ocean or bay view, or install your balcony to face the best part of that view. If the sunset is visible from one side of your home, try to install your balcony or patio on that side so you can soak up that view comfortably every night.
Elevate Your Outdoor Entertainment
Besides comfortably installing furniture or BBQ areas, you can take other steps to elevate your outdoor gathering spaces. You might install a television to better watch your sports games or enjoy movie nights with the kids. You can also install a large outdoor dining set that can withstand the weather and fit every guest. Finally, you may also consider implementing heating features like ceiling heaters or built-in outdoor fireplaces so you can feel cozy outdoors even when the sun goes down.
These features and more can help you build or customize your home, so it provides you with the ultimate summer home experience.
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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.