Your Naples, Florida area luxury home is unique, right? It probably has customized features not sported by your neighbors’ homes. It also probably has elegant outdoor designs and touches that exhibit your distinctive style. Your home is undoubtedly a rare gem that delivers you the best in comfort and caters to all your home entertainment needs.
But how far does that one-of-a-kind customization extend into your backyard? Sure, your yard probably has an exquisite garden that delights the senses, but what else does it offer? What unique features does your yard have that help enhance the luxury quotient of your custom home?
If our question makes you wonder what exterior outdoor features you could add to your luxury custom home, keep reading! We have some great ideas for your consideration. With almost a half-century’s experience building southwest Florida luxury custom homes, the general contractors of Naples-based Carlson Harris know all about custom luxury home features—inside and out!
Given Florida’s warm climate, most homeowners put swimming pools near the top of their list of potential backyard feature upgrades. Not only does a swimming pool provide an easy, cool respite from the heat, but it can also serve as a focal entertainment area. And if swimming is your exercise of choice, why not enjoy it at your own home?
And why settle for the traditional 15×30 foot rectangular swimming pool with a light blue bottom? Options for designing a custom luxury swimming pool are almost unlimited. You can build anything from a minimalist plunge pool to a meandering tropical oasis-style pool with waterfalls, waterslides, and fountains. With customization, you can design a pool that perfectly fits your lifestyle and aesthetic desires.
Of course, if swimming isn’t your thing, water can always serve as a unique backyard design feature in the form of garden ponds, streams, fountains, water walls, bird baths, and other water-related design touches.
Outdoor cooking used to mean firing up the barbecue grill. Today’s luxury homeowners can build an outdoor cooking area with just about any appliance and amenity traditionally used indoors. This means that you can create anything from a deluxe barbecuing area with grills, smokers, and flattops to what is essentially a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with equipment and design features designed to protect it from the elements.
An outdoor kitchen allows you to cook fantastic meals in a space that tends to become the center of outdoor entertaining. It allows you to directly interact with your family and friends while you tend to the cooking and then serve it right there in the outdoor dining area without having to first traipse through the house.
Of course, if you’re going to have all that, you can further enhance it with an outdoor bar.
Much like design features and new materials allow for the construction of outdoor kitchens, you can also create an outdoor bar, complete with beer on tap, a wine cooler, and any amenity you might find at a commercial outdoor bar. And with canopies, awnings, and other protective measures, you can expand the entertainment with a flat-screen TV and premium sound system.
When considering a luxury upgrade and outdoor designs to your backyard, put the entirety of your yard in perspective with any desired features you might want to incorporate. Think of your backyard space as a grand new room. It needs to be designed to meet your ideas for function, entertainment, and aesthetics. No matter what features you may want to add to your backyard, always keep in mind the natural flow of how people will move through the yard.
The best means for figuring out the layout of your new backyard features is to separate them into categories. Then plot out how each might best work with the yard’s space. Categories might include:
We hope we’ve given you some ideas on how to upgrade your backyard. To help it match your custom luxury home in Naples, Florida. For more ideas and to help implement your luxury backyard upgrade, reach out to Carlson Harris to learn more about our custom-home building and our recommendations for top landscape designers. To learn more, contact Carlson Harris today at 239-352-2460.