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January 29, 2021

Love of the outdoors is truly a lifestyle in it's own. 


One of the advantages to building a custom home is the flexibility to design spaces that support all aspects of your lifestyle and needs. In addition to finding the perfect piece of land for sale in the Kansas City metro for your new home, creating spaces that support your appreciation of the outdoors and entertaining is a key component in building a custom home. Here are a few ideas for creating outdoor spaces that are sure to inspire your custom home design spaces:

 Elegant Entertaining

Entertaining outdoors doesn't have to put your guests directly in the outdoor elements themselves. When building a custom home, design a space with protected areas or glass windows that can slide out of the way to open the room to the outdoors is a beautiful option. Incorporating a fireplace element gives you a room that can truly be enjoyed by you and your guests year-round. A built-in kitchen and bar area will allow you to stay in the mix of party instead of having to move back and forth from the patio to the kitchen. Incorporating chairs, couches, and benches will provide your guest with ample room to mingle within the protection of the outdoor space. And adding a flat screen and grill turns the elegant space into the perfect place for a Chiefs game!

Multiple Gathering Locations

Not all your guests will want to stay undercover, so incorporate spaces throughout your backyard where they can gather comfortably. Benches, tables, and seating around lush landscape create spaces that will naturally call your guests together. Add a touch of ambiance and a source of heat for your guests with a beautiful fire pit in your main seating area. A fire pit creates an area where your guests can gather and mingle in warmth while still being able to enjoy the beauty of the night time skies.

Natural Landscape

Are you more of an outdoor enthusiast? Then why not create a space with everything you and your guests will need to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in while still being able to connect with the surrounding landscape. Just because your space is more exposed to the elements doesn't mean you have to give up luxury. Flat screens and surround sound are still available with this more exposed outdoor entertaining solution.

Water Features

The final element for creating stunning outdoor spaces for entertaining brings the clam of nature into your space. Water elements placed throughout your space provide a natural acoustical background element as well as beautiful areas where guests are sure to be drawn. Not only will water elements provide a natural sense of elegance within your outdoor space, water features can also create stunning architectural elements which are sure to catch the eye of your guests.

Are you ready to begin building a custom home in the KC metro with the perfect outdoor space for entertaining? Then call Bob Osterlund at 913-481-2680 for your initial consultation and let us know what you want in your dream outdoor entertaining space!