We are getting into the season where we all want to spend more time outside and be more active, healthy and connected with nature, but there are many people who do not have any place to comfortably be outside, especially on these hot summer days. The best answer to this dilemma is to create an outdoor living space. This is essentially an extension of your living room or family room into your backyard. Of course there are a thousand benefits to having a comfortable, shaded area to kill some time outside with friends and family, but there a few far more significant reasons that you may not have considered.

  • Increased use of available living space – Building an outdoor living area adds a full room that you can use to entertain family and friends or just relax on a Sunday afternoon after a long hard week. By not utilizing your backyard in this way it is almost like leaving one living room in your home unfinished; in other words, a waste of perfectly good space.
  • Increased property value – Any type of outdoor living area adds immense value to your home since most people these days want to be able to spend time outside at home, and they need somewhere to do it. If you are thinking at all about selling your house in the future, then creating an outdoor living room, like a covered patio with a fireplace and a ceiling fan for example, would be a very smart investment to contemplate.
  • Allows more time outdoors – It is fairly reasonable to assume that a family will be far more likely to spend time outside if they have more than just grass or lawn chairs to sit on. Having a shaded, pleasant area with ways to cook and entertain is a wonderful way to get the whole family (even the kids) out of doors and off the couch in these warmer months. An outdoor living space can get your family on the path to healthier living just by bringing them outside this summer!

These three points are some of the most important reasons why everyone should consider creating an outdoor living space in their home. We all have those times where we just want to be outside enjoying nature, so why not make yourself and your family comfortable while you do?