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Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and celebrations

May 22, 2015

Outdoor Living Area

Memorial Day is a national holiday for remembering those who have died while serving our country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it’s a time when families, individuals and organizations take time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of our troops. It's important that we take this opportunity to thank those who have served our country, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. We remember you this weekend.

In addition to parades in honor of the historical meaning of Memorial Day, people are also celebrating the seasonal significance of this holiday. This weekend has become synonymous with the kick-off to summer! Picnics, cook-outs, and get-togethers with friends and loved ones are currently being planned in homes across the country.

Fun Fact: Memorial Day is the fourth most popular holiday to grill, behind only the Fourth of July, Labor Day and birthdays. 

During the past few years, outdoor living areas have become increasingly popular among homeowners. It’s one of the things that many renters dream of having when they become a homeowner! It’s also one of the biggest remodeling projects for many new homeowners. These projects can become quite elaborate the bigger the imagination and wallet! They can include hardscapes, fireplaces both big and small, built-in grills and outdoor kitchens, waterproof televisions and sound systems, and water features.

Even a smaller project can prove fruitful for homeowners. Building a deck on an existing home is a smart investment and experts say homeowners can realize a 100 percent return on their money. 

Did you know that you can have your outdoor living area constructed when you build a new Eastwood home? Talk about saving time and effort!  We offer hardscapes, fireplaces, built-in fireplaces and much more! A patio or covered porch are additional options that we can include in your new home giving you an outdoor space perfect for entertaining and relaxing. It’s a popular addition for new home buyers. According to a survey of homebuilders, a patio or deck is one of the top three features most requested by new homebuyers. 

If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the great outdoors from the comfort of an air-conditioned home this summer, then consider one of our many floorplans with gorgeous sunrooms. These rooms are filled with natural light from their many windows and can be a convenient, cooler option for those hottest of summer days.

As outdoor living areas continue to increase in popularity, the possibilities continue to grow to expand your interior living spaces into the outdoors. Fireplaces serve to stretch our evenings a little longer into the night and into the cooler months. Outdoor kitchens bring about a new central gathering place for homeowners and their guests.  Comfortable outdoor furniture and televisions offer another option for a place to watch the big game on the weekend. Covered porches are a great place to cuddle with the kids after a fun-filled day at the community pool.

We’d love to hear from you about your favorite feature of outdoor living spaces, whether it’s something you enjoy in your home now or something that is on your wish list for your next home. Let us know! 

Decorating Trends, Eastwood Homes, New Homes, Buying a New Home