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Top 5 Outdoor Living Features for Fall

Fall is almost here! In Florida we're lucky that it means just a continuation of beautiful summer weather, although we will enjoy slightly cooler evenings and less humidity. When the weather is this perfect, there’s no better place to soak it up than in the outdoor space of your brand new Dream Finders home.    Outdoor spaces are included in each of our floor plans, and styles range from roomy patios to cozy balconies to breathtaking decks. This summer, dress these spaces up (or down) to reflect your lifestyle and share the best moments of the season with family and friends.   Here are five ways to enjoy your outdoor space and make the most of the beautiful fall weather!   Outdoor Kitchen   When you live somewhere as beautiful as Florida, outdoor kitchens are a perfect way to take advantage of the year-round mild climate. With a grill, counter space, seating, prep sink, and even a fridge, both large gatherings and cozy dinners will have you (and your guests) feeling like you live in a faraway resort. When designing your outdoor kitchen, you’ll likely use stone for the countertops because it is durable and weather resistant, but cabinets can be ordered in a variety of materials that fit your aesthetic —  including stainless steel, high-density polyethylene (HDPE), or even teak. Once you get used to cooking and dining outdoors, it may be hard to go back to traditional indoor spaces.   Built-In Entertainment   When you own your own home, you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, where you want. Whether you feel like watching the big game while cooking out, or you want outdoor movie night to be as simple as possible (no projector!), you can opt for a mounted flat screen TV and even surround sound in your outdoor space. Never choose between being fully connected or relaxing outdoors again. Blog3 AdobeStock 208331665   Outdoor Bar   As long as you have an outdoor kitchen and built-in entertainment, why not incorporate an outdoor bar? All you need is some additional counter space and bar-height seating and we promise it'll be better than any watering hole. Warning: your backyard may be so popular with friends, family, and neighbors that you have to hang a "Sorry, We're Closed" sign!   Outdoor Fireplace   Even though fall in Florida is nowhere close to cold, we can still celebrate the season by getting cozy around a crackling fire. If that's something you love, then build it right into your backyard. Whether it's a fully built-out, brick-surround fireplace with mantle, a built-in fire pit, or simply enough free space to accommodate a portable fire pit and lots of seating, an outdoor fire feature is a special way to create fall vibes in the space you love best.   Blend the Indoors and Outdoors   The most creative use of outdoor space offers a near-seamless transition from indoors to out. Large sliding doors and expansive windows offer uninterrupted views from the interior of the home to the outside. Give your space the thought it deserves so that you can live just as comfortably  and stylishly outside as you do inside.    When it's time to create your own outdoor living space, the sky's the limit! Learn more about Dream Finders Homes’ design process and just imagine what we can create together.   

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