Summer is here, which means longer days and spending more time outdoors! One of the season’s hottest new home and community features includes green amenities and outdoor living spaces. Both have increased in popularity and are once again in high demand!
It’s no surprise, especially since a recent survey found that outdoor living topped the list of special-function rooms most popular with American homeowners. From enjoying your morning coffee to dining al fresco at lunch to hosting an evening cookout or party, outdoor space provides plenty of room for entertaining and allows homeowners to enjoy their natural surroundings.
What are some of the top outdoor living features this summer?
- Patios with Firepits: Your deck and patio spaces are perfect for enjoying the warm weather while relaxing or entertaining friends and neighbors. Increasingly, home buyers are asking for patios with extra seating areas and built-in firepits. Firepits and fireplaces add ambience in the evening and extend the use of patio space into the cooler months.
- Walking Trails: Staying active is an important goal and many of our master-planned communities encourage outdoor activities with walking trails that connect communities and highlight natural features. In fact, HHHunt’s Jonathan Ridout shared his insights in a Professional Builder article about the benefits of walking trails.
- Green Spaces: Open green spaces are a top outdoor amenity for many new home communities. The most successful green spaces aren’t over-programmed or restrictive. Rather, they encourage homeowners to get creative with activities such as sharing a picnic lunch, playing outdoor games or using the space for community gatherings.
- Outdoor Fun: Enjoying time outdoors can cause anyone to smile. Having choices for your outdoor fun is important too. That’s why HHHunt Homes is active in new home communities that boast a wide array of outdoor living amenities, including play areas, sports courts, pools, community clubhouses and more!
As a company that is customer-focused and emphasizes quality, we are responsive to the desires of homeowners. That is why our Homes and Communities divisions work hard to deliver exceptional outdoor living features and amenities. After all, we believe it’s how you live that matters and outdoor spaces are often where meaningful memories are made.
Which outdoor features and amenities are you looking for in a new home or community? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook! If you’re considering a new home in Central Virginia, Hampton Roads, or the Triangle area in North Carolina, check out HHHunt Homes and HHHunt Communities to discover your dream home where you can enjoy great outdoor living features.