4 Things Your Outdoor Living Space is Missing

4 Things Your Outdoor Living Space is Missing

The best thing about summer is being able to make the most out of your home’s outdoor living spaces.

If you have a deck, private terrace, patio or a big backyard, you know that this is the perfect time to spend fun afternoons and relaxing evenings outside with your closest friends and family. But if your outdoor living space isn’t living up to expectations, here are four things your home might be missing.


We’re all for being close with your neighbors, but we also know that the comfort of an outdoor living space is correlated to the privacy it offers. Whether you have a lot of land or not, it doesn’t matter — it’s all about how your home’s outdoor space is utilized.

The Fairwinds model at Two Rivers showcases how style and privacy can coexist perfectly in a rear patio space.
This Move-In-Ready Whitley plan at Willowsford offers acres of space to call your own.

An Incredible View

What’s worse than trying to enjoy a beautiful evening, only to be stuck staring at an unattractive view? The right view can make all the difference in your home’s appeal and may even determine how much time you choose to spend making the most out of your outdoor space.

At Glenmont MetroCentre, the Oakley model’s rooftop terrace overlooks the treeline in Silver Spring, providing an exceptional midday view or evening vista.
The Bashore model, found at Willowsford, features a spacious patio that offers a tranquil view of the community’s scenic surroundings.


Let’s face it, if your patio or deck is hard to maintain, you’re bound to use it a lot less. Your outdoor living spaces should be as accessible as the rest of your home, and if they’re convenient to how you live your life, you’ll find yourself using them a lot more.

The Patapsco model at Two Rivers features a stylish yet easily maintained backyard patio space, ensuring you’ll spend more time enjoying the area instead of taking care of it.


Just like any space in your home, you have to be comfortable! If you don’t have the space that you need or the flexibility to use the area how you want, it won’t matter how comfy your patio or deck furniture is.

The Seattle model at Cabin Branch makes the most of a smaller space with its beautiful yet practical outdoor dining area.
The Hamilton model at Willowsford ideally balances its outdoor grilling space with a comfortable gathering area to create a spacious, welcoming backyard patio.

What other elements are important to creating the ideal outdoor living space? Are there any features you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments below.

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How to visit and enter these homes without an appointment:

  1. Look for the COME ON IN! sign on a participating home.
  2. Download and use the NterNow app on your smartphone to get a one-time access code — or simply call the phone number on the sign.
  3. Enter the access code on the lock and that’s it! Just walk in and enjoy your tour.
  4. When you’re ready to leave, simply close the door behind you.