Beyond Seasonal Limitations: Year-Round Outdoor Spaces that Inspire Endless Possibilities

Since the pandemic, homeowner needs and expectations of their houses shifted significantly. With an immediate and rapidly shifting need to increase livable space many homeowners found themselves reevaluating flexibility and function, while maintaining a beautiful aesthetic.

As this trend for increased livable space continues its rapid trajectory, use these secrets of turning often-overlooked spaces into a delightful extension of your home, where comfort and style merge seamlessly with the great outdoors. Let your imagination run wild as we share some of our favorite innovative ideas and expert tips to elevate your outdoor livable space to new heights of beauty and functionality.

Are you ready to fall in love with your home all over again?

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Stylish Shed

Whether you’re building a home gym, creating a studio or adding a home office, sheds offer versatility beyond storing seasonal supplies, tools and recreational items. Choose a siding color that complements your home’s existing colors instead of clashing with them to create a smooth transition while ensuring your new space is not only protected from the elements year-round while increasing curb appeal.

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Backyard Home Office

A home office doesn’t have to be a makeshift countertop or edge of a kitchen table. It can be a separate retreat from the chaos in your home or a unique way to add value to it. Whether large or small, you can add depth, style and space to the overall footprint of your home. Consider adding a patio or deck to your exterior home office as a place to unplug over lunch or unwind before starting your walk back to the house at the end of your day.

Dreamy Backyard Cabana

Create a transitional backyard oasis with an indoor outdoor space that can be used rain or shine all year long! Consider elements like retractable walls, space heaters and fans, and low maintenance material options as you design your dream space. Increase comfort and functionality by adding enhancements such as a wet bar, surround sound and wall mounted television, outdoor friendly furniture with pillows and throws. (Check out these cozy ideas for added comfort!) Bridge the outdoors and indoors with a jaw-dropping patio featuring an outdoor kitchen or bar and fire pit.

Screen-In Porch

Screened-in porches provide a lovely touch to any home, and they’re an excellent way to maximize your outdoor living space. With a few helpful tips and tricks, transform a porch into a screened-in oasis that can be enjoyed year-round without sacrificing comfort. Outdoor heaters, retractable windows and screening systems coupled with composite materials like Zuri® Premium Decking, offer a longer life and weather resistance for that bonus living room.

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Garage Apartment

With an uptick in multigenerational families living together, a garage apartment could be the perfect place to keep relatives comfortable in an independent living space. If your occupants move out, the extra apartment could then be used as a stream of income through a short-term rental service or for a long-term tenant. Or enjoy it yourself as a studio, art space or guest house. Using textured material like TruExterior Siding creates a distinction between the garage and the apartment.

The transformative power of outdoor spaces has become increasingly evident as homeowners seek to expand their livable areas, influenced by the pandemic’s impact and shifting needs. By integrating functionality, flexibility and aesthetics, these year-round spaces offer a seamless blend of indoor comfort and outdoor serenity. As we embrace these innovative ideas and expert tips, our homes can become a place where imagination thrives, and the love for our living spaces is rekindled, year-round.

Let the home style tips come to you.