When designing your new Ocean Ridge home, it’s wise to give consideration to potential outdoor living spaces. These can vary from a patio, deck, covered porch, screened porch, a three-season room, or a combination of several different outdoor areas. To help decide what areas are appropriate and desirable for your family, think about how you will live in these spaces. Will you be entertaining and cooking in them? How often will you enjoy them? Should they be covered, screened, or open?

There are different levels that your outdoor living areas may be located: On the ground, raised to first floor height or even on a second or third level. You will want to consider access to the outdoor living spaces from your home, do you want privacy, and all available scenic views, when determining the locations.

Many of our homeowner clients spend a fair amount of time in their outdoor living areas, so spending time planning them is important. Please feel free to contact me at the Ocean Ridge Sales Center if I may assist you with a complimentary consultation on planning your ideal home.

by Jim Hunt, Custom Home Consultant