Outdoor Living Spaces for Owners of Phoenix Real Estate

By: Wayne Hemrick

You have asked a Scottsdale realtor to work with you in order to find prime Scottsdale, AZ real estate. Whether you are new to the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, or currently live in the area and are considering moving into one of the newer Phoenix homes for sale,one of the best features that phoenix real estate listings have to offer is the fantastic weather. With an average temperature of 74 degrees and over 300 sunny days per year, these cities are made for outdoor living. Be sure to explore your options for outdoor living spaces that can make your home not only more usable but also more fun.

If your home is situated on a sloped site, you might consider the addition of a deck as part of an outdoor living space. A deck can be a compact feature, or it can wrap all the way around your home. It makes a great place to relax with the addition of some beautiful garden furniture, and a delightful environment in which to have meals. Decks can be made out of wood, stone, brick, and green options such Trex. You will want to select a product that will be attractive with your home and will be safe to use any time of the year, if your deck is open to the elements.

Many Phoenix new homes offer a pool, and it can make for a great outdoor feature to offer a cabana or a gazebo nearby. This will be a place that offers cool shade on hot days, and will give you an area for stowing towels and other items that you will find handy nearby your swimming pool. Cabanas can be quite festive when festooned with beautiful weather-resilient fabrics. A gazebo offers the perfect structure upon which to train flowering vines to add to the ambiance of your outdoor living space.

Many homes come with porches. These offer a wonderful blank palate for gorgeous and comfortable sturdy furniture, and for you to add your own special touches through the decorations you choose to include. You might select an outdoor chandelier, perhaps using candles, so that your space becomes usable in the evenings after dark. Why not add a hammock for lazy afternoons spent napping or reading? An outdoor fireplace adds a tempting glow to your outdoor area, allowing you to enjoy it even in cooler months.

Patios can also provide excellent outdoor living spaces, which can also be placed near landscaping and flower beds, so that you can enjoy them in comfort. Patios can be outfitted with a barbecue and even outdoor refrigeration and running water for a fun cooking experience. Imagine containers full of billowing plants placed attractively around your patio.
Outdoor living spaces extend the boundaries beyond your rooms indoors to allow you to enjoy all of your new property.

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