There is no limit to the ideas you can incorporate into your custom-built home. For instance, have you ever thought of taking your creativity to your outdoor spaces? This allows you to maximize your space and take advantage of the beautiful weather we experience much of the year here in the Carolinas.

One of the ways to do this is to have an outdoor kitchen. The best thing about outdoor kitchens is they make every meal special and you have all the space you could need to prepare them. It always looks like a party is going on in your yard and you can have the most fun with family and friends. Here’s what you need to have a great outdoor kitchen:

Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

An outdoor kitchen is ideal to have especially during summer, when the rays of sunshine and the perfumed smell of the flowers invite you to stay outside. If you want to make an outdoor kitchen for yourself, you should read the following lines to find out what are the outdoor kitchen essentials, making sure that you won’t skip on anything important when you make it.

Outdoor refrigerator

You can’t have a kitchen without a refrigerator, therefore you must buy one for your outdoor kitchen as well. This way you will avoid taking annoying trip into the house every time you need something from the refrigerator, and you will gain more space to store other foods and products in your kitchen refrigerator as well. Read more at East Village Kitchen…

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Another outdoor idea you may want to consider in your custom-built home is an outdoor living space. There’s so much to enjoy with an outdoor living area, it might seem like you are moving out with all the time you spend there. Here’s an example:

Fully Functional Outdoor Living Rooms

Imagine a fully functional outdoor living area with a custom fire pit or fireplace, large screen TV, surround sound and lounge chairs where you can enjoy beverages and meals with your family members and friends. Custom patios can be designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing home. New sliding glass doors can help transition the space from inside to outside. The addition of a custom patio area can also improve your home’s market value. According to the National Association of Realtors, 54 percent of home buyers are willing to pay more for homes with a custom outdoor living spaces, and homeowners can expect to recoup between 65 and 74 percent of the installation costs when they sell their home. Read more at Valley Home Builders…

Your imagination is probably spinning now, after realizing all of the outdoor living and entertaining spaces you can create as part of your custom home. Not only will they be of great value to your quality of life, they will also add substantially to your home’s value.

One more great outdoor space you can incorporate into your home is a fire pit. It will provide you with the perfect space to spend quality time with your loved ones. The following post gives several ideas for fire pit designs:

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What are some things to consider when choosing a fireplace design?

The first question to answer for an outdoor fire pit design is the same you’d ask if you were about to install a pool: in-ground or aboveground? Fire pit designs can be flat and flush with the ground, or have a raised profile.

Some common fire pit designs incorporate decorative paving stones to line the exterior of the fire pit. This creates a refined rustic look. Other fire pit designs use smooth river rocks within the pit itself, an eye-catching touch which can beautify a fire pit creating a resort spa feel. Read more at Alderwood Landscaping…

If you’re looking for the ideal builder to create your dream home complete with outdoor entertaining spaces, call OZ Custom Home Builders today. We have been constructing dream homes for nearly two decades. We are currently building in Trinity Ridge Reserve, a new upscale development in Fort Mill, SC. Details can be found on our website. We can also build on your land.

We are ready to start the process of building your perfect family home. To learn more about our custom construction services, call us today at 803-242-0050 or use the “Email Us” link on this page. We look forward to hearing from you.