Outdoor Living Spaces: Beautiful Outdoor Features & Designs

Sponsored By: Manuel Builders

Now that we’re able to spend more time with family and friends again, many of us look forward to having fun and relaxing outside on the back patio with the ones we love.

Manuel Builders, a family-owned company, is a staple in the state of Louisiana, building dream homes for more than 55 years. And they’ll show you some of the best outdoor spaces to fit your lifestyle.

Taylor Burtner, Building Consultant with Manuel Builders, recently shared great outdoor space ideas on YurView’s Creative Living show. Watch the video above, or read the full interview transcription below (lightly edited for clarity).

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Outdoor Features and Designs

Taylor Burtner, Building Consultant, Manuel Builders (00:15) – Whenever you’re thinking about planning an outdoor living space, you want to think about the purpose that you’re going to use that space for. So if you like to sit around and watch a football game on a Saturday night, then maybe we do an outdoor fireplace like the one behind me.

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(00:28) But if you’re a big cook, then maybe we talk about putting a grill and a side burner or a sink outside. It’s all about what you’re going to use it for. I think the amount of people that come in wanting an outdoor space is really high. Everybody likes to be outside. We live in South Louisiana. So we want to spend time outside.

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(00:50) – Some of the major things that we see clients request for their outdoor spaces are gas grills. We have side burners. You’ve got built-in trash cans, in-the-brick cabinetry with maybe a sink outside or a gas fireplace on the back patio. Definitely some ceiling fans because it gets very hot here.

Value of Outdoor Living Area

TB (01:12) – Outdoor living space always creates value. Equity is a tough question whenever you’re talking about the real estate market and whenever things add value there. But whenever you’re building the home, you want to build it for you. So it’s all about the value that it creates for you and your family.

Continued Trend of Outdoor Spaces

TB (01:29) – I definitely see the outdoor living space continuing as a trend. Now that we’re getting to a point where we can spend time with friends and family again, what we’re going to want to do more than anything else is spend time on the back patio, relax, have some fun with our family and friends.

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