Top Outdoor Living Spaces for Custom Homes

Top Outdoor Living Spaces for Custom Homes

Spending time outdoors has many benefits; here are several ways to make the most of yours!

As the weather warms, everyone wants to enjoy the sunny outdoors once more. If you are building a Maryland waterfront home, you’ll want to make the most of how to use your stunning property and waterfront views. Shore-Line Construction can help you realize your waterfront home dreams and give you the best advice on how to utilize your outdoor spaces. For the top outdoor living spaces for custom homes, read on below!

The Sitting Area

Among popular outdoor living spaces, none can beat the sitting area. This area can serve the purpose of an entertainment space, a relaxation space, a space for two, or a lounge for many. It can be covered or uncovered, enclosed or open. Therefore, one can choose an outdoor living space from a myriad of options to suit your needs. A sitting area could include a deck, patio, back porch, sunroom, screened porch, balcony, gazebo, etc.

The Outdoor Dining Room

Meanwhile, one can dine al fresco in an outdoor dining room. This arrangement can also be as simple as a dining set on an open deck or as luxurious as a dining set in a custom enclosure. Some families install a pergola, pavilion, or gazebo on one side of their deck or patio to create a separate space with shade, under which a dining table and chairs could go.

The Transition to Outdoors

The most unique outdoor living spaces today emphasize the transition from the outdoors to the indoors. Perhaps your custom home has a basement or living room opening out onto your waterfront backyard. That room could be perfect for a large panel of windows or even bi-folding back doors. At the very least, one would pay particular attention to both the waterfront view from the inside and the view of the backyard.

The Fireplace or Fire Pit

Everyone loves to cozy up to the fire no matter what time of year it is. That’s why including an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit in your backyard might be worth it. What better way to end a long day on the water than around the fire?

The Garden

Lastly, custom backyards are seeing a resurgence of the garden, whether it be a native plant garden, a butterfly garden, or a cutting garden. If you are not so much into flowers and shrubs, a vegetable garden could give you some fruitful yields.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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