If you’re planning a new custom home building project, you’re probably already thinking about how you envision the interior layout. You know how many bedrooms and baths you need and you might already be thinking about your flooring, cabinet, countertop and tile selections.

What you might not have considered yet, however, is how you envision your outdoor spaces.

In northern Utah, we are blessed with amazing views and weather that encourages outdoor living for much of the year. And that means your outdoor living spaces deserve as much thought and planning as your interior amenities.

Outdoor Living Space Trends in Custom Home Design

Today, homeowners want to enjoy the same amenities outside the home as they do indoors.

Outdoor kitchens are a hot commodity, especially when the design allows for preparing, storing and serving food as well as cooking. Equally popular are outdoor living spaces, including entertainment options such as TVs and high-quality sound systems.

Outdoor fireplaces and fire features are also popular. These amenities allow you to enjoy outdoor living all year long.

Types of Outdoor Living Space Designs to Consider

The way your outdoor spaces lay out will depend on your overall home design. Some clients like having an expansive deck to maximize views. Combining a desk design with a stone patio provides an appealing transition to ground-level amenities such as swimming pools, spas, outdoor firepits and seating areas.

When designing an outdoor kitchen, consider including such popular and useful features as pantry storage, sink, pizza oven, refrigerator and ice maker – in addition to your outdoor grill and burners.

Finally, consider the growing trend of adding a pergola or gazebo set apart from the main outdoor spaces. This makes a perfect spot for a quiet respite for reading, creating or napping.

Trust Your Custom Home Builder’s Advice

As your concepts and ideas come into focus, trust your builder to help you turn those dreams into reality.

At Wright Homes, we work closely with our clients to help them design the home of their dreams, while working within the parameters of their schedule and budget needs. We provide value engineering and recommend specific design and finish selections that maximize your budget while improving the comfort and aesthetic value of your home.

Thanks to our experience and extensive history as one of northern Utah’s preferred home builders, we have forged strong, loyal relationships with our subcontractors and material suppliers. We leverage these relationships to keep our costs as low as possible without sacrificing quality or style.

For a personalized consultation and cost estimate for your new Utah custom home, contact Wright Homes today.