Five Reasons to Consider a Lanai

Five Reasons to Consider a Lanai

BY Theresa Ulrich On

In Florida, outdoor living doesn’t have an off season. It shouldn’t in your home, either! A lanai remodel or addition can help you make the most of the sunshine all year long, giving you a ready space to entertain, dine with family or just relax after a long day.

As we’ve gained a new appreciation for spaces in our homes that help us destress and spend quality time with loved ones, the benefits of a lanai are especially relevant. Below are five reasons to consider adding an outdoor living area or refreshing your existing space this year. 

1. Increased Living Space

A lanai isn’t merely a feature that adds beauty to your home—though it can certainly increase curb appeal. It’s real, usable living space. It can serve as a fresh-air extension of your home and can be a place to share meals, entertain and relax. When your lanai includes an outdoor kitchen or an area designed for entertaining—or both—it can make your home more functional and better suited for doing the things you enjoy with the people you love. 

2. The Benefits of the Outdoors Without the Downsides of Pests

Spending time in nature has been shown to have a wealth of health benefits, and you don’t have to go far to gain both mental and physical perks. Time spent in the fresh air of your backyard can refresh you in mind and body, as well as lower your risk for numerous health conditions.

By adding a screened-in space, you can enjoy the many benefits of the outdoors while avoiding the mosquitos, no-see-ums and other flying pests that call Florida home. In addition, a lanai prevents birds, rodents and reptiles from taking a swim in your pool or inviting themselves to your next gathering, giving you peace of mind and protecting your property.

3. The Ability to Entertain in the Rain

A little precipitation doesn’t have to put a damper on entertaining when your lanai is ready to welcome guests. Having a space that’s protected from the rain—not to mention falling leaves and other debris—simplifies entertaining, and makes adapting to unexpected changes in weather a breeze. 

4. Added Home Value

A lanai is a frequently sought-after feature for homebuyers in Florida. Not only will adding outdoor living space make your home more attractive to potential buyers should you opt to sell, the addition of a lanai will increase the value of your home, allowing it to sell both quickly and for a higher price. 

5. Minimal Disruption During the Construction Process

Because a lanai addition or renovation takes place on the outside of your home, it causes relatively little disruption to your daily life during the construction process. Your new outdoor living space can be completed with minimal hassle, and you can rest assured that we’ll treat your home with the same care we would our own. 

Our experienced design-build team is eager to help you envision the lanai that’s the perfect fit for the way you live and entertain and then bring that dream to life. And, getting started is as easy as scheduling a virtual consultation from the comfort of your home.

Contact us today to give your home an outdoor space you can enjoy year round for years to come.