Home design trends typically revolve around paint colors, flooring materials, wallpapers, and generally any detail that is commonly found indoors only. But in Florida, life outside of a home is just as celebrated as what happens inside of a home, and in custom home building, outdoor spaces and backyard escapes rival their indoor counterparts.
The design potential for outdoor spaces has become more like extensions of the interior, stylish upgrades are increasingly finding their own places under the Florida sun. From spruced up front porches to a tropical backyard oasis and everything in between, people are choosing to spend their money and their time in the fresh air spaces of their homes.
Of course the idea of a front porch is not new to anyone, certainly not to consider something that would constitute a trend, but near the coast, front porches and lanais offer more than just a place to put your sandals. Homeowners are embracing the idea of living in an inviting front of home space that is welcoming to guests and comfortable for afternoon hang outs.
Having a home where neighbors enjoy their front yards creates more of a sense of community. The front porch is an iconic symbol of just such connections, and it’s enjoying a few upgrades that increase its potential to please. With new homes offering grand entrances from a porch or one or more access doors to the home, the porch offers a comforting open house feel.
Adding to the charm of the modern coastal front porches of Florida’s custom homes, is the placement of a statement piece front door. In the spirit of boosting curb appeal, homebuilders are opting to upgrade front door options, giving a focal point that tells a story of what is to be found inside.
For those who enjoy the privacy of a backyard paradise, the resurgence of luxury backbars and alfresco kitchens is giving cocktail and bar-b-q lovers reason to rejoice. Built in bars and islands, full kitchen utilities fit for the most critical of chefs, are providing a great venue mirroring that of being out at the finest resort restaurants.
Neighbors will enjoy the festive feel of pool side grilled feasts, and you’ll revel in the delight of chilled lounge drinks, all in the comfort of your custom home.
Whatever your desire, if it’s a party every weekend with family and friends or quiet evenings at home swinging on your front porch swing, Destin Custom Home Builders has the right plan for you. Make your dream of Florida living a reality, and live where others dream of vacationing.
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