Making the Most of the Cooler Months: Four Reasons to Add an Outdoor Living Space

Making the Most of the Cooler Months: Four Reasons to Add an Outdoor Living Space

BY Theresa Ulrich On

Although the official arrival of fall finds many of us still wishing for milder temperatures, this change of seasons signals that cooler weather is on the way. It’s the time of year when we look forward to spending more time outdoors here in Southwest Florida—and also the time to think about giving your home an outdoor living space that can help you make the most of the months to come.

There are numerous reasons to add outdoor living space to your property and in turn increase your enjoyment of the coming season. Below are four of the top benefits to giving your home an outdoor living upgrade.

1. Quality Time With Family

Outdoor gathering places give your family a space to connect over everyday moments as well as monumental occasions. They provide environments that naturally lead to times of connection and making fond memories. Whether you add a patio with a lively vibe or a lanai designed to be a peaceful sanctuary, a living area that encourages congregating in the fresh air can help you and your loved ones spend more quality time together.

2. Enjoyable Entertaining

Lanais, decks and patios naturally lend themselves to entertaining. These spaces enable you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with groups big and small, and their open design lets you welcome a crowd without feeling cramped. In addition, their connection to nature helps your guests feel relaxed and welcome at every holiday party, birthday celebration or just-because get-together.

Having a space where you can entertain outdoors can also help you enjoy every gathering more by allowing you to spend more time with your guests. The ability to cook outdoors, whether in a simple space equipped with a grill or in a full outdoor kitchen, allows you to interact with those you’ve invited as you keep an eye on dinner instead of being stuck in the kitchen.

3. The Benefits of Nature

Making the outdoors a part of your living space isn’t just a fantastic way to build more enjoyment into your life. It can also make it easier to reap the benefits of spending time in nature, such as lower blood pressure and reduced stress and anxiety. And, when you add elements such as a gas fireplace or water feature, you can create an environment where it’s even easier to relax and let the tension melt away, giving your space even greater potential to give your well-being a boost.

4. Added Value

Many homebuyers are drawn to outdoor living spaces for the same reasons that homeowners add them to their properties. Especially in Florida, where a lanai, deck or patio can be enjoyed year-round, an outdoor addition makes your property more valuable and attractive to those seeking a new place to call their own. So, when the time comes for you to say goodbye to your home, you’ll continue to benefit from investing in an outdoor space.

Our team of professionals at KGT is eager to bring your dream for your outdoor space to life! We’ll listen to your goals and design a living area that meets your unique needs and fits within your budget. And, because we use materials designed to withstand the sun and sand, you’ll enjoy upgraded outdoor living for many years to come. Contact us today to get more out of this winter in an outdoor living space!