By Dan Green, Principal of Brookfield Communities
April 23, 2015

Unquestionably new homes are very expensive. Most new-home buyers want to maximize the size and appearance of their new home in the most cost effective manner possible. As a result, a growing number of buyers are choosing to affordably increase the living space of their home by adding an inviting, highly desirable, and cost effective outdoor living space. This can be added to the front, rear, and side of their new home.


Homebuyers may no longer be satisfied with just a table and barbeque in their backyard. Modern features of outdoor living may include:

– An outdoor kitchen featuring a cooking/serving space
– A pergola that covers eating and gathering area(s)
– Entertainment areas with fireplaces/fire-pits, fountains, and TV viewing
– And a pool/spa that provides a striking visual contrast


Additionally, some homebuyers want to enjoy a front courtyard (as pictured) that offers a welcoming entry for guests and an informal gathering place for friends. These outdoor spaces may well be very affordable for they utilize existing patio space, require little additional foundation, roofing, or flooring, and will NOT increase property taxes.


It’s important to know that outdoor rooms are designed to integrate with the indoor gathering places within the home. The outdoor space must flow evenly and effortlessly with the indoor components of the home for full home efficiency.


The addition of such an “oasis” will help bring the beauty of the Arizona outdoors into your home and add significantly to your homes’ value. Please come by or contact us to ask about our newest outdoor living concepts that will very affordably increase the size of your new home. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to fulfill your new home dreams.

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