Custom Built Homes: Quick design tips for outdoor living spaces

Jul 08, 2017

Custom built homes require both the customer and designer to think of every detail. Here, we’ll take a look at some quick design tips for outdoor living spaces so you and your family can enjoy your home – inside and out.

With summer in full swing, you’re bound to start spending more time in your outdoor living space. The perfect outdoor oasis can be an incredible compliment to the rest of your home. So what can you do to touch up that space to make it something truly unique?

The key is to develop an outdoor living area that has function. You should ask yourself what purpose you want the space to serve. Once you’ve decided, then you can begin to adjust your outdoor space to serve your needs.

How the space interacts with the rest of the home is also important. Do the materials, colors, or design clash? Does each space seamlessly flow into the next? To make sure each space is working together (landscaping, hardscape, etc.), take a look at your entire outdoor space and picture it within the larger design of your home. Does it fit?

Finally, and most importantly, you need to feel comfortable in your home – both inside and out. Once utility and flow are covered, you can begin to consider how to make your outdoor space more comfortable. Lighting, cover, furniture, and landscaping are just a few things to think about.

When creating outdoor living spaces, it’s important to treat them with as much care and consideration as you would the interior of a home.

To learn more about building a custom home, or for general inquiries, contact Milton Development at 203-441-8385 or fill out the form at

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