4 Key Outdoor Amenities to Have in a Luxury Home
With more of us working from home and spending time at home, the amount of on-site amenities has become more important than ever as well as the quality. However, we don't want to spend our entire lives indoors so looking for outdoor amenities and entertainment options has become a priority in many homebuyers looking in the luxury real estate market. If you're planning on listing your property or just doing some research on what's out there in the Marco Island real estate market, here are four key outdoor amenities to have in a luxury home.
#1. Separate outdoor zones.
While we may love our family, we don't want to spend 24 hours a day with them so having some separate outdoor zones is a great way to boost your home's value and give everyone their own space. Creating separate outdoor living areas for activities and tranquility is an important overall design trend. You may want to provide numerous environments for all of the activities to enjoy such as a space for cooking and dining, hosting elegant dinner parties, a beautiful outdoor alfresco dining spot or a fire pit for gathering around and roasting marshmallows.
#2. Outdoor kitchens.
This definitely is a growing trend and something that appeals to most homebuyers. Having this outdoor kitchen area that's built-in will add luxury and value to your property. Many people are looking for a complete kitchen where it has an overhang to protect from weather, a built-in barbecue, a built-in refrigerator or wine, and beer refrigerator, a countertop space, a rotisserie, and all of the conveniences of a gourmet kitchen but outside. There are plenty of beautiful options to choose from. Check out this link for a lot of outdoor luxury kitchen options.
#3. A relaxing area including a spa.
Around the Pacific Northwest, while it doesn't get super cold, we do have chilly winters and soaking in a warm hot tub complete with awning or space to set your drink or even an outdoor media center. watch your favorite movie while soaking is definitely a great perk. For luxury homes make sure that the hot tub has been built in permanently either by offering an inground hot tub or completing a deck around the hot tub. This not only creates a safe space, but it looks more permanent and luxurious. You can also include outdoor chaise lounges, outdoor beds, places to relax, and have all the amenities of a five-star resort right at home.
#4. Outdoor theaters.
More than simply a fire pit, an outdoor theater is a popular luxury amenity right now. Having a spot where you can build in either a fireplace and have a flatscreen TV above or a built-in area for a drop-down projector and screen will all add to the charm and luxury of an outdoor media center. Grab your friends, curl up on a couch or chaise lounge or even a nice grassy spot in the backyard and enjoy your favorite movie with hot chocolate and popcorn.
Having just a couple of these outdoor amenities really boosts your home's value. If you're looking to sell your luxury home, consider adding one of these amenities to the backyard. Buyers will be wowed and you're likely to pull in more from the sale.Posted by Guy Amato on