Outdoor Living Spaces

Here in the Rocky Mountains, we know how lucky we are to have 300 days of bright sunshine a year, but no matter where you reside, spending some time reconnecting with nature is proven to make you feel happier, healthier, and more creative. That’s why we wanted to take the final week in August to talk about how outdoor living space can enhance your home and your lifestyle.

Outdoor living is an essential component to every Rocky Mountain Plan Company plan, and we’re always looking for clever ways to tuck in a courtyard, a private deck, or a firepit on our smaller plans, or add dramatic patios, covered decks, and even outdoor kitchens to our larger plans. 

A home with a strong indoor/outdoor connection feels larger and airier, allowing more natural light to filter through your space, but an added bonus is how well-designed outdoor living space allows you to dramatically expand your square footage for special events and parties, while keeping your indoor space tidy and perfectly sized for your daily life.



Tomorrow, we’re going to talk in more detail about courtyards, including a bit of history and how many ways you can make your outdoor living space suit your preferred architectural style. See you then!

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