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Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018

Outdoor Living is a Great Way to Bring Family and Friends Together!

Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018

Shaddock Caldwell creates outdoor living as an expansion of your indoor living space. Many homeowners desire exterior entertainment spaces such as beautiful sitting rooms (spots), outdoor bars and dining rooms, elaborate kitchens, fireplaces, and pools.

How do you envision using the outdoor space of your custom home? It may be an extension of the home that connects by a doorway to one or more rooms, or a backyard oasis designed for peace and quiet. Or maybe you want the ultimate party pool, big enough for all your friends, the children, and other guests to romp and play in. Deciding how your outdoor room or space will connect to your home and what its function will be is step number one to making it perfect.

Building a pool area comes with its own set of things to consider. Your pool may be for entertaining, pool volleyball games, and kids’ parties. For avid swimmers, maybe a lap pool is a better choice. Some homes just need a small pool area—perhaps with a unique fountain or other water feature—to liven up the space even if it won’t be used very often. Adding a sizable sun deck is great if you love to soak up the rays and relax in the warm months. Make sure the deck is big enough for the number of chairs you and your guests will need. You might even decide on an in-pool sun deck, or tanning shelf, for easy cooling off!

An important thing to remember is that your space should feel comfortable to you and your guests. If you throw large dinner parties often, opt for a spacious patio or deck area that allows for plenty of seating and space to entertain. No one wants to feel cramped or crowded when they’re trying to have a nice barbecue. Maybe you want to include dining tables, chairs, or a living room–style seating area for eating outside or playing games.

An important thing to remember is that your space should feel comfortable to you and your guests.

Outdoor living is a great way to bring family and friends together.  If you would like to learn more about building a custom home please contact Ben at 214.497.5858 or ben@shaddockcaldwell.com.

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