Summer nights on the patio, gorgeous views and entertaining friends and family are just a few reason to enjoy an outdoor living area. Don’t believe us? Hear from Drees homeowner, Kristen, on how she and her husband enjoy their outdoor space:
What floor plan did you build? What made you choose this plan?
My husband and I walked into the Brendan model and were absolutely floored by the layout. It is incredibly open and has all the modern amenities you could dream of without an inch of wasted space. Our absolute favorite room of the house is the living/dining/kitchen combo which has soaring ceilings and a huge dream kitchen with the largest island you’ve ever seen. Truly love living in my Brendan!
How important was/is an outdoor living area to you?
Outdoor living was key and was the main reason we chose the lot we built our home on. As soon as we saw the huge outdoor space and how well our floor plan would fit on it, we were sold. The location is key and you can change a lot of things about your home after you build but you can’t change the lot!
What is your favorite feature of your outdoor oasis?
We love the view from our patio and it is an ideal extended living area with a beautiful stone outdoor fireplace. We’ve spent lots of cozy nights with a fire in the winter and captured so many beautiful summer sunsets on the patio.
How would you describe entertaining in your home? How often to do you use your outdoor living space?
Entertaining is so easy in our home since the layout is open and makes mingling natural. Having the patio be accessible from the main living area encourages guests to head outside and hang out there, as well.
Are there any suggestions you would give to others designing their backyard getaway?
The biggest piece of advice I have is to lay as much concrete patio as you can while building. It is such a deal to do it with Drees and is much harder and more expensive to add on down the road. Plan out your backyard as much as possible to make sure you end up with your dream patio and outdoor oasis!
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