Summers in Texas are hot, oftentimes too hot to spend time outdoors. With fall just around the corner and the temperatures dropping soon, now is the ideal time to take advantage of your custom home’s outdoor living space. You can avoid the blistering heat by using the following five tips.
Invest in quality furniture for your custom home
No one is going to want to spend time outside your home if they are uncomfortable. Having quality and comfortable furniture can go a long way towards enjoying your time outdoors. Look for furniture made from heavy, durable materials that will not weather and can withstand regular cleaning.
Don’t forget the smaller details in your custom home
If your outdoor living space includes a grilling or food prep area, ask your custom home builders to install a storage unit. This can be used to keep separate sets of utensils and dishes nearby. The convenience of not having to run inside will be appreciated and will allow you to spend more time with guests.
Control the temperature in your outdoor living space
The temperatures may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be warm outside. Even in the fall and spring seasons, direct sun can often cause your outdoor space to be hotter than the actual temperature and uncomfortable for guests. Ensure you have an umbrella or other shade producing elements in order to provide maximum comfort in your outdoor living space. Heat lamps, a fire pit, or a fireplace can be used to help warm up a space in colder temperatures. Ensure the inside and outside of your custom home can be used when you want it, no matter the weather.
Install proper lighting
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. A combination of landscape lighting and direct lighting over communal areas will offer the right balance of function and ambiance in your outdoor living space. Also, outdoor lighting can help to make your space safe for your family and guests along staircases, grilling areas, and pathways. Talk to you custom home builder about adding outdoor lighting as part of your layout.
Use convenient technology in your outdoor living space
Even though your outdoor living space is subject to the elements, you can still include the most updated technology in this area of your custom home.
A Bluetooth speaker system or hardwired outdoor sound system allows you to control music and set the tone of an event. Outdoor televisions and projectors are quickly becoming popular accessories as well. You can use these to further enhance your space for watching sporting events, movies, or as a second living room. You can also get wifi that has the capability to reach outside so your guests can share their experiences at your home on social networks.
Custom home builders in Amarillo, Texas
At Hunter Corp, we value our clients and the confidence they place in us to build high quality, luxury homes. Our designs are unique and one-of-a-kind and we do everything we can to make the building process as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Speak to one of our experienced professionals about how we can help you build the custom home of your dreams. Call us at (806) 418-2744 or Contact Us by email today to learn more about Getting Started on your new home. We are licensed in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Hawaii.