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4 Creative Design Ideas for the Outdoor Spaces in Your Dream Custom Home

by Arelys Alexander

One of the perks of owning a home in Southwest Florida is having the opportunity to entertain and relax outdoors year-round. When building your dream home, design an outdoor space that has everything you’ll need to take full advantage of the Florida lifestyle. 

Here are a few creative outdoor design ideas to help make the most of your lanai and yard in Southwest Florida.

Create an Outdoor Dining Area

Whether you're planning a weekend dinner party or enjoying a lazy night at home with your family, eating outdoors feels special. 

Include a comfortable outdoor eating area to your custom home. Whether it’s a full dining table, kitchen, and BBQ, or just a simple dining area, adding a place to relax outdoors will feel like a natural extension of your home.

Incorporate Plenty of Light

Just like inside your home, the lighting you choose to illuminate the outside of your house at night can make a tremendous difference in its overall ambiance. For this reason, it's important to choose lights that are both functional and attractive to complement your beautiful Florida home. 

For example, to give your porch a warm and welcoming vibe, try hanging string lights around it, along with a table lamp or two on an outdoor side table. 

And don't forget to light up the yard itself! You can accomplish this by incorporating different lights to highlight the best features of your yard, such as vegetation, landscaping, decorations, or features of your home. The result is sure to be dramatic and tasteful.

Add a Firepit to Your Outdoor Setup

Something about a firepit draws people in and provides an incredible atmosphere for parties, get-togethers, or simply enjoying a Florida night under the stars.

Incorporate a Bar to Entertain or Unwind

If your lanai feels like it's missing something or you're looking for a way to enhance your outdoor space, you can't go wrong with including a bar area to your custom Florida dream home. 

Providing a spot to enjoy a cold drink on a hot afternoon or a cocktail to cap off the night will help everyone who walks through your door feel right at home. 

Nothing says style and sophistication like a stocked bar.

The outdoor area of your custom Florida home is just as important as the other living spaces, and should be treated as such and curating a space that is both attractive and comfortable doesn't have to be an impossible feat. 

The experienced team at London Bay Homes is eager to help you design and create a backyard and patio space that you and your family will never want to leave. Contact us today to take the first step in making your ideal custom home come to life.

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