For those who enjoy dining in the open air or cozying up to a warm fire on a cool night – a rising trend in custom home design employs architectural elements that allow indoor living to expand effortlessly into outdoor spaces. Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and a custom pool are just a few options for building a beautiful, functional, and comfortable outdoor escape.
A haven designed to fit any lifestyle, outdoor space increases a home’s living area and brings the comforts of the indoors outside. Here are 4 outdoor living space ideas for your Florida home.
1. Outdoor Fireplaces and Firepits
One way to fire up your backyard is to install a custom fireplace or firepit. Whether you choose charcoal, wood or propane, creating a central area for guests to gather allows for the coziest social gatherings. You can create a firepit for your family to circle around and bond over or a stunning fireplace replete a chimney for maximum visual appeal. A fireplace or firepit is a great practical option for all guests and family.
2. Outdoor Dining Spaces
Close to the beach? Have wonderful views? Eating outdoors feels a little more relaxing than sitting inside at a dining table. Installing a dining or lounge area outside can bring a sense of tranquility to dinners with family and friends. Take in the views sitting at a round or rectangular table with a gorgeous centerpiece to kick off a fantastic celebration.
Homeowners can also incorporate a fire feature in the center of a table to bring warmth to their dining and outdoor experience.
3. Custom Pools
Enjoy your backyard all year round with a fantastic custom pool that screams relaxation. Whether you’re looking to install a grandiose pool or even a small plunge pool, there are numerous designs from which to choose. From lap pools to infinity edge pools, the opportunities for a fun backyard are endless. Free-form pools also offer a variety of features like waterfalls, rain curtains, and even a shallow end for children.
Homeowners can also include a swim-up bar in their pool, for the ultimate in Florida entertainment.
4. Outdoor Kitchen or Bar
More than a basic grill, an outdoor kitchen can set the tone for any outdoor gathering or party. Homeowners can choose from various options in any remodel or new build for any backyard, including, a cooktop, refrigerator, sink, ice maker, wet bar, storage for dishes, and even a toasty pizza oven.
Consider these customized options—all with the purpose of enhancing your Florida lifestyle:
- Multiple cooking stations (rotisserie, brick ovens, grills)
- Generous counter space (for cooking and entertaining)
- Pool-Side Bar
- Refrigeration (ice bin, wine coolers, mini-fridge)
Hire a Contractor – Varian Construction
If you are looking for a contractor to help you remodel or add any outdoor spaces, trust Varian Construction.
Based in Southwest Florida, Varian Construction has renovated homes, condominiums, and commercial buildings for more than 30 years. In those three-plus decades, Varian has been awarded 15 Florida Home Builders Association awards for excellence in their craft.
Furthermore, owner Bill Varian is accredited as a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), and a Certified Green Professional (CGP), ensuring that your home will be built with both quality and care.
Fully licensed to work in Florida, Varian Construction can complete your upgrades within your desired budget and timeframe. Varian uses CoConstruct to help schedule timelines, track financials, and as a platform for communication for homeowners so you can be confident that your project is in good hands. If you are interested in hiring Varian Construction for your home, call today at 239.514.0103 or visit VarianConstruction.com