Summer is around the corner and we thought it would be fun to take a closer look at one of the hottest trends in new homes: outdoor living. What better time than now to find your new home that includes fabulous outdoor living features and amenities?
A recent survey from the American Institute of Architects found that outdoor living topped the list of special-function rooms most popular with American homeowners. It’s no surprise that we want to enjoy outdoor spaces – especially on sunny days. From barbeques to smores over a fire pit, outdoor spaces offer more than ever. Plus, HHHunt Homes builds distinctive new homes in Virginia and North Carolina where homeowners often enjoy their outdoor spaces for most of the year!
So, what are the three biggest outdoor living trends?
Large kitchens have been an enduring trend in new home design because homeowners love to entertain. Now, this trend is moving outdoors. More home buyers are looking for large patio space to entertain or relax. Many patios are so large that they feature multiple seating areas. Fire pits and pergolas are particularly popular. What could be better than spending time with friends enjoying a cookout around a crackling fire?
Spaces that function as both indoor and outdoor rooms are gaining in popularity as well. These transitional rooms allow homeowners to enjoy the comforts of their home while experiencing the natural surroundings. Some transitional rooms, such as screened-in porches, are making a big comeback. These rooms aren’t just limited to single-family homes either. Many townhomes in urban environments boast rooftop decks/terraces. HHHunt Homes’ newest townhomes in Richmond’s Rocketts Landing community now come with a Sky View Terrace!
It’s not just about the house, but also the community where you live. Increasingly, home buyers are searching for communities that offer a variety of outdoor amenities that encourage active lifestyles. Pools, multipurpose fields and walking trails are all big draws in master-planned communities. HHHunt Communities develops lifestyle communities in ideal locations with incredible outdoor amenities.
We believe it’s how you live that matters and incorporating outdoor living features in your home can transform ordinary spaces into places that create meaningful experiences. As you search for your new home in Virginia and North Carolina, explore the wide array of stunning new homes by HHHunt Homes. Schedule a visit and discover your new home today!