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All About Outdoor Living Spaces

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Your home goes beyond just the inside. Outdoor living spaces can add function and beauty to it while giving you a great place to relax and unwind. Imagine coming home after a long day of work to a lovely deck that overlooks your tranquil backyard. You can enjoy a cold beer or get lost in a good book while getting some fresh air.

Outdoor living spaces give you the chance to immerse yourself in nature and spend more time outside. They can reduce stress, boost immunity, and put you in a good mood almost instantly. In addition, an outdoor living space can add usable square footage to your home and increase its value.

So what types of outdoor living spaces can you add to your home? Keep reading to find out.


At its core, a deck is a flat surface that is durable enough to support weight, elevated from the ground, and connected to a home. Depending on its size, a deck can be the ideal place to host social gatherings or simply relax outside. You can opt for a natural wood or composite deck and instantly add aesthetic appeal to the outside of your home.


A patio is a paved outdoor area that adjoins a house. You can use your patio for dining, recreation, or anything else you’d like. It can be made of a material like gravel, concrete, clay bricks, tile, and pavement. To take your patio up a few notches, add a fire pit, sitting area, or built-in barbecue.


Essentially, a porch is an outdoor structure with a roof that has openings at the side. You can add a porch to the front or back of your house. It’s an attractive feature as it can welcome family, guests, and pets. Just like a deck and patio, a porch can be made with various materials such as brick, uPVC, and aluminum.

Outdoor Kitchens

If you love to cook and entertain, an outdoor kitchen is ideal. It’s a place outside where you can prepare meals and clean up afterward. While you can design an outdoor kitchen to meet your needs, most of them feature islands, fridge, stove, cooktop, and grill. You can always add a pizza oven or another luxury item.

Ready to add an outdoor living space to your home? Contact Hoss Homes today!

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