A realtor I respect has suggested that Four Seasons is way ahead of the curve with our patio designs and outdoor living projects. From her perspective, the patios we design are the new “bonus rooms” of the real estate market. It is an added feature to the property. She says, typically a bonus room is a large room in a house that might serve as a family room, game room, home cinema, or a multi-purpose area. The modern social space created on the patio can be all that, and is a real estate prize.
In real estate terms, a bonus room if best defined by what it is not: It typically does not have a closet. It might not even have a door, windows, or all four walls. The ceilings may be lower than typical. In other words, a bonus room might lack the features of a traditional room. It is typically found in attics, above garages, or in oddly left over spaces.
In the outdoor living spaces we create, your “door” is to the out-of-doors and your ceiling is made of the moon and stars. But like the bonus room inside, it has no windows, and lacks walls entirely. It is just lots of adaptable space to use as you please.
Options and Features for the Space
Cooking, Grilling, Baking
Select from simple BBQ enclosures to fully functioning outdoor kitchens to rival yours in the home, or a pizza oven. Who needs delivery anymore?
Dining & Entertaining
Outdoor spaces are perfect for dinner for two or feeding the crowd. Perfect for teenage get-togethers – they are on their own, but you know where they are.
Fire Table, Fire Pit, or Fireplace
A fire feature adds charm and warmth and makes a stunning centerpiece for the space. Wood or gas, a fire feature will extend the s’mores season for quite a while.
Built-in or comfortable, cushioned furniture, a hammock or a daybed are perfect for reading, napping, and conversation.
Sound systems, TV mounts, and media room equipment in the latest technologies come designed for the outdoor room.
Umbrellas, pergolas, or fabric shade systems keep everyone comfortable in the sunshine.
So, yes, design the space for you, but know what a great investment you are making in your home! As she said: “real estate prize”. Creature comforts for outdoor living are evolving and being developed every day. Whether your needs are a media room, playroom, reading nook, teen/tween escape pod, or a combination of these, we will add the perfect ‘bonus room’ for you. Plan now for next year! It all starts HERE.