Kick back, relax or entertain in these outdoor living spaces

This summer, as we begin to welcome loved ones back into our homes, we can’t help but to think about all the stunning outdoor living spaces fit to entertain. But if there’s one thing the past year has taught us, it’s how valuable cozy and comfortable places are in the home.

Our outdoor living areas are so versatile – whether you’re looking to host a party or curl up with your favorite book – these spaces are sure to impress.

Spots fit for relaxation and celebration

The Elmsdale outdoor living area featuring a built-in fireplace and outdoor kitchen by Drees Homes
The Elmsdale Outdoor Living

Nothing says home like the comfort of a warm fire. Having an outdoor setup creates a whole different vibe – they’re perfect for entertaining or relaxing and taking a moment for yourself.

The Eastland II Outdoor Living

No, you’re not a kiddo at summer camp, but there’s no denying that a fire pit has a nostalgic feel to it. Benches surrounding the fire bring the magic of camping to your own backyard.

The kids will love making s’mores and listening to stories around the fire. These spaces are also perfect for hosting a crowd after the sun goes down. 

The Hialeah Outdoor Living

For a spot that’s more chill, check out this outdoor fireplace. The covered patio combined with the warmth of the fire creates a space that is the epitome of cozy. Curl up here with a glass of wine and unwind at the end of the day.

And then there are the spaces that are just made for entertainment. Spacious outdoor living spaces are ideal for hosting dinner parties or for simply enjoying warm summer nights with family.

The Branford Outdoor Living

Screened-in porches give you the best of both worlds – you can enjoy the outdoors while being totally shielded from the elements. Wooden features on the ceiling give off a warm, welcoming vibe. These rich, earthy tones – coupled with a roaring fire – create a space that is simply irresistible.

Make a splash!

The Lynmar II Outdoor Living

Nothing says summer like a pool party! Your guests will love taking a dip in a breathtaking pool surrounded by a striking setting. Bonus, the built-in hot tub makes this space a relaxing retreat. One of the best things about this setup is you don’t even have to get in to enjoy it; the view alone is absolutely stunning.

And somehow, it gets even more beautiful at night, when light below the surface illuminates the water with whimsical colors.

The Cambria II Outdoor Living

Water features create a sanctuary-like feel to a backyard space. Fountains add a dynamic and relaxing aesthetic; the calming sound of running water provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion.

The Jameson Outdoor Living

How about a waterfront view? Take in the serenity of the water from the walkout patio or the second-story porch. And no need to worry if the sun is too harsh or if there’s rain in the forecast – both spaces are totally covered, so you and your family can enjoy the view anytime.

The Jameson Outdoor Living

Outdoor kitchens that serve up functionality 

Calling all grilling lovers: We have the perfect outdoor kitchen setup for you! Open, functional patio design allows the host to be a part of the party. Whether your guests are sitting outside under the covered patio, or inside in the living room, this space has massive doors and windows so you won’t miss a beat.

The Lynmar II Outdoor Living

If you’d prefer to have your outdoor kitchen poolside, look no further. Throw a few hot dogs on and then dip your feet in, you deserve it! Or simply sit tight and enjoy the view; the grill is situated so it overlooks the backyard.

Learn More

To learn more about building a Drees home and your own outdoor oasis, visit and select your location. For more outdoor living inspiration, visit us on Pinterest.

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