For the past several years, the Irvine real estate market has seen a large influx of new homes, condos and townhomes being built. Particularly in the past couple of years as the economy and housing industry have been on the climb, new Irvine homes have been springing up seemingly overnight. When buying new Irvine construction, you will be overwhelmed by the amount of modern upgrades and designer appointments throughout the interior of the home.
One of the more popular trends in real estate, one that is catching on not only with new construction but in remodeling jobs, is indoor-outdoor living. More and more home builders and current Irvine home owners are creating more entertaining space by utilizing the exterior of the property rather than adding on more walls and space to the interior. We live in one of the most beautiful climates in the country and experience warm weather and sunshine basically year-round; so why shouldn’t Irvine residents enjoy the outdoors more often while remaining in the comfort of their homes.
Pools and built-in BBQ areas have been around for some time, but the last several years have seen a significant increase in other features that promote indoor-outdoor living. Large outdoor fireplaces and built-in firepits offer a cozy place to hang out on cooler winter nights. Telescoping doors leading from the family room and/or kitchen disappears into the wall and completely open up these living areas into larger entertaining spaces. Some people are getting adventurous and building full outdoor kitchens complete with prep areas, ovens and even wood-burning pizza ovens. Flat screen TVs and outdoor heaters are all the rage in new construction found in Cypress Village and Orchards Hills, as are swim-up bars in pool homes.
There is literally no limit to what you can do to create a fantastic indoor-outdoor living environment in your Irvine home. The climate is amazing here people – take advantage of it rather than adding more indoor space. You will immediately enjoy the benefits of these types of home additions, and we promise that future buyers will love these modern indoor-outdoor features when you decide to sell your Irvine house.