Featured Photo: Perry Farms; Photo Courtesy of The Jim Allen Group
A welcoming outdoor space has always been a feature that most homeowners desire. From wrap-around porches to screened-in sunrooms and large yards, everyone has a preference when it comes to what they are seeking in an outdoor space. However, once the COVID-19 pandemic began, an increased desire for more space to have a true outdoor oasis became something that homeowners were searching for. Now, instead of just serving as an extension of the home, the pandemic accelerated the desire for bigger and better outdoor living spaces where the backyard truly serves as an escape. According to research, the demand for outdoor living products increased by 8% in 2020, as did homeowners’ willingness to allot budget to outdoor spaces. The following outdoor trends are what homeowners are adding to their outdoor spaces this season.
With an overwhelming 61% of homeowners desiring an outdoor kitchen, this feature comes in as the highest-desired aspect with buyers aged 33 to 44 wanting a full outdoor kitchen. If this is something you’d like to make come to life, Sanctuary at Yates Mill is a luxury, new home community with custom homes that offer the ability to design your outdoor paradise for entertaining, enjoying dinner outside, and relaxing on a warm, summer night.
When it comes to millennials, built-in entertainment such as speakers and mounted outdoor televisions are more highly desired than outdoor dining. This generation seeks to be able to entertain at home, and that’s exactly what they are purchasing in homes today. Willing to pay for upgrades such as this, built-in speakers can enhance the quality of your outdoor living space to set the mood for any occasion. If you’re a fan of streaming music, make sure your internet is fast and reliable. Ting Internet is a new provider in the Triangle area that offers high-speed fiber internet in your home so that your guests don’t have to suffer through buffering and cut outs.
Protection from Weather
We all are familiar with summer storms in the Triangle area, which is why more and more homebuilders are seeking screened porches as a part of their floorplans. A screened-in porch provides shelter while still being able to enjoy the ambiance of outside. At Perry Farms in Wake Forest, these homes are highlighted by expansive screened porches with fireplaces and overhead fans for plenty of outdoor memories.
Blending Outdoors and Indoors
The trend of blurring the line between indoor and outdoor environments has been on the rise, as window and door manufacturers continue to release products that open up larger and wider. Folding or sliding doors and windows are popular, as well as the more recent debut of glass walls that can fold and slide.
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