With Northeast Florida’s beautiful weather, it’s no wonder many homeowners value having an outdoor living space such as a porch, patio, or screened-in lanai. Here, we share ways you can make the most of your outdoor living space and make it a true extension of your indoor living area.
Make the Foundation Practical and Welcoming
Stone pavers or concrete might be the first place your mind goes when designing the base of your outdoor living space. Consider opting for an all-weather flooring solution that looks like interior flooring materials such as tile or wood. This is not only more functional and will hold up under harsh weather conditions, but it will give the appearance of a traditional interior space, making your exterior space all the more welcoming.
Have A Focal Point
Just like when decorating any room inside your house, your outdoor area needs a focal point. Focal points give people something to gather around which will, in turn, better the flow of the outdoor space. Some outdoor focal points to consider include a fire pit, gas fireplace, water feature, or wet bar.
Choose Finishes that Blend Comfort and Durability
The easiest way to create a feeling of an extended living space is to use the same colors, textures, and patterns outdoors that you used indoors. Of course, the fabrics you use must be durable enough to withstand the elements, but that doesn’t mean sacrificing style. Colorful indoor/outdoor rugs, textured planters, and patterned throw pillows are easy ways to transition from interior to exterior living.
When looking for a home with plenty of options for outdoor entertaining, look no further than Beachwalk. With five neighborhoods and dozens of floorplans to choose from, you can find the perfect home that fits your family needs all within a community that values outdoor recreation. A 14-acre Crystal Lagoon, a mini-golf course, multiple tennis courts, and more await you at Beachwalk in St Johns County. Contact us today to learn more about available homes.