Your Guide to Luxurious Outdoor Living at its Best

Where do you envision yourself spending the most time in your luxury New Jersey dream home? Is it in your bedroom, your master bathroom, or a beautifully landscaped backyard with the ocean breeze blowing through your hair? Would you rather curl up alone by the fireplace, or spending time laughing around a fire pit with your family and friends?

You shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to your dream home, inside or out. But understanding how to optimize your outdoor space can increase its value and make it more enjoyable for both you and your guests. Here are some tips on how to create or rejuvenate the exterior of your property to make the most out of homeownership.

Curb appeal special elements used by NJ custom home builder

Elevate Your Curb Appeal

We’ve all heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but unfortunately, most of us can’t help it. Regardless of how much money you spend indoors, the exterior of your home is an important consideration for anyone trying to convey the lavish lifestyle. Consider enhancing the entrance of your home with a custom-built portico (roof structure) to really define the space.

You can also talk to your builder about adding a walkway with granite blocks or pavers to give it a more polished look. Our outdoor patios are built stone-by-stone by a master craftsman, as demonstrated in these videos.

Outdoor lounge with ceiling fan and TV in NJ custom home

Transitional Outdoor Seating

Taking a transitional approach to your outdoor space will make it look refined and sophisticated. This can be achieved by combining natural elements like wood or stone with more modern features. Compliment your cedar patio with contemporary furniture and a touch of technology.

Backyard oasis built to accomodate large parties for NJ home

Neighbor-friendly Features

Although this is your custom-built dream home, there’s a good chance you will want to show it off. Whether it’s a casual barbecue or a loved one’s wedding reception, high-end backyards can be designed to accommodate large groups and entertain the whole family with kid-friendly features. Consider including a large patio table, cushioned pool chairs, and plenty of standing room to provide maximum comfort for everyone enjoying the space. You can even throw in a basketball hoop to keep the little ones busy.

French doors placed on opposite sides of a room in NJ custom home

Achieving Balance and Symmetry

Are your doors and windows an accent or hindrance to your custom home? Look at how the French doors above – placed at the front and the rear of the house – mirror each other to provide balance and symmetry. The choice of design elements and careful construction allows for the natural light to come through and the beauty surrounding this New Jersey home to seep in. When executed properly, creating symmetry can make the space feel more intriguing, relaxing, and harmonious.

Unique finishing touches for NJ shore home

Unique Finishing Touches

When you envision your dream home, the “big things” are easy to come up with – a walk-in closet, a wet bar, perhaps even a home gym – but it’s attention to detail that will set your outdoor space apart. Adding your unique personal touch on a home will give it more meaning and personality. Customizing features like your fencing or patio material can change the entire ambiance. Work with a NJ custom home builder who will compliment your style without compromising on functionality.

Outdoor living is becoming increasingly popular among homebuyers. More and more people are choosing to renovate their NJ backyards and invest in their curb appeal over size or an open floor plan. Contact us today to see how our home-building experts can help you elevate your lifestyle and achieve optimal balance, both inside and out.


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