The importance of outdoor living space dramatically increased during the pandemic. Many people found themselves spending more time at home than ever before. Although, utilizing outdoor living space has always been a popular way to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors.

According to in their Top Outdoor Living Trends in 2021 report, 85 percent of industry experts responded that homeowners were more willing to invest in outdoor living spaces in 2021. Gathering with friends and family and relaxation were listed as two of the most popular uses of outdoor living spaces.

Outdoor Living Spaces Increase Usable Area of Home

Whether your home has a private courtyard, open patio, deck, covered porch or a combination of outdoor features, easy access from indoor to outdoor spaces effectively increases the usable area of your home. Beautiful outdoor dining and lounge areas are becoming increasingly popular to make spending time outdoors as comfortable as being inside. With thoughtful lighting, these spaces can create a special atmosphere.

Outdoor Living Spaces Make Entertaining Easier

Even if you have a large home, there is still a limited amount of space for entertaining guests inside. Thus, using a combination of indoor and outdoor areas greatly increases your entertaining options. This is especially important for a smaller home or one that doesn’t have an open floorplan design. Using outdoor areas for cooking and eating will also keep any mess or accidental spills outside where they are easier to clean up. And the cook gets to enjoy the party instead of being stuck inside the kitchen!

Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), spending time outdoors can induce a number of health benefits. The importance of outdoor living space has influenced building trends to incorporate natural environments in residential and commercial office spaces. The desire to connect with nature has proven to have a beneficial effect on most people. Home design techniques that incorporate elements of nature have the healthful effect of connecting you with your natural environment while enjoying time at home.

Outdoor Living Spaces Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Including a beautifully designed and crafted outdoor living space in your home design is an easy way to add value to your home. It can make your home appear larger and more luxurious. More so if it includes popular elements such as an outdoor fireplace, nicely furnished living area, and/or outdoor kitchen.

Should you ever need to sell your home, beautifully furnished outdoor living areas may help your home stand out against the competition. Consider offering desirable elements that most homebuyers will be excited about!

Scarmazzi Homes Communities

All Scarmazzi Homes floorplans include an exterior courtyard which can be decorated and furnished to suit your tastes and desires. Add a water feature, an outdoor living and/or dining area, or whatever makes you love spending time outside. If you like to garden, you can add planters with flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

The primary living areas in your home wrap around your Scarmazzi Homes courtyard and may include the option for a covered porch or sitting room connected to your owner’s suite. The importance of outdoor living space and incorporating fresh air and natural light has been an important aspect of our home design for over 20 years. Furthermore, large windows overlooking every courtyard add to the appeal.

Discover the benefits of living in a Scarmazzi Homes community for yourself. Our low-maintenance lifestyle can give you more time to enjoy life! Contact us to learn about our community amenities and options for incorporating outdoor living space into your new home!