The experts have spoken: the focus is on the experience.

According to Forbes, “The latest outdoor living spaces go far beyond great grilling centers to creating true outdoor rooms. New products are enhancing the outdoor ‘gathering story’ – pizza ovens, fire pits, outdoor movies, games, scenes,” according to a new study just published in May by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. “People changed how they entertained at home. They want to be outdoors. The focus is on the experience now.”

Outdoor Kitchens
These are becoming increasing popular with new homes and especially backyard renovations. Cooking outdoors keeps the house cool and can also makes cleanup easier. Pizza ovens, sinks, and built-in fire pits will make cooking and entertaining outdoors very enjoyable. Selecting natural countertop materials such as marble tile can withstand the outdoor elements.

Outdoor Living Rooms
Creating an inviting and cozy outdoor living room with comfortable seating is a focus for many families. They’re willing to splurge on high-end furniture that is not only beautiful but can withstand the harsh Florida sun. Furniture must be easy to clean and be fade-resistant. Lighting in this area should have the ability to dim for romantic dinners and also provide enough light for game night.

Outdoor Electronics
Outdoor electronics selected for Florida homes must be of high quality and durable. The TV’s, speakers, ice maker, refrigerator, fans, and ambient lighting should be carefully selected when designing the space.

Are you dreaming of a new backyard oasis? Or are you building a new home and would like more information on what’s possible in your backyard space? Please contact us today– we’d be happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you!