When it comes to outdoor living, there’s no better place to build your custom home than Long Beach Island! Whether you choose an interior lot, bayside, or beachfront, there are so many opportunities to create your slice of paradise. As one of the best builders on LBI, we think there are certain features that are definite outdoor must haves for custom homes on LBI, no matter where you choose to build your home. Here are some of the outdoor features we recommend to all our homeowners and the reasons why we think they’re important.
Okay, so don’t get mad at us, but if you do not plan for an outdoor shower for your custom home on LBI, we think you are seriously missing the point of building here. Just about everyone we build a home for is looking for the island life. Whether it’s time on the bay, boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, your day is bound to attract a lot of sun and sand. There’s no better way to rinse it all off BEFORE you go inside than with a private, outdoor shower. In addition, if you’re not the one doing the swimming or getting all sandy, maybe your kids or furry kids need to be rinsed off. Either way, having the ability to leave the sand outside is a lifesaver. In our opinion, an outdoor shower is money well spent.
So, technically this is an extension of your indoor space, but having a grilling deck is a great way to give yourself easy access to outdoor cooking from the kitchen of your new custom home on LBI. Setting up the grill master with the perfect space to flex their culinary muscles is a benefit to everyone, including your guests. We’ve added some incredible grilling decks to homes we have built and know that this trendy outdoor must have for custom homes on LBI is just beginning to make its mark as an all-important feature.
Patios & Firepits
So many of our homeowners are year-round residents of Long Beach Island. This outdoor must have for custom homes on LBI helps extend the season into fall and offer homeowners a way to get out in the sunshine throughout the year. Having a gorgeous patio and incorporating a firepit with hardscape materials like pavers provides the perfect gathering space for relaxing with a glass of wine or toasting up smores with family and friends any time of year. We couldn’t imagine life without a well-designed patio and firepit just steps outside your door. This is a must have that will never let you down!
Screened in Porch
How much do you love to watch the sunset on LBI? We know it’s one of the most peaceful and colorful moments of the day. How better to enjoy it than comfortably lounging in a screened in porch? We’re not going to lie, sometimes it’s a little buggy, especially on more humid days, so the ability to hang out in a screened porch gives you the best protection, while letting you soak in the outdoors protected from all things that bite! It’ll be your favorite space for morning coffee, or evening drinks, and everything in between!
These are just some of our recommendations for outdoor must haves for custom homes on LBI. There are so many more we can offer since everything we build is custom. The best plan is to contact us for design expertise to ensure you have all your must-haves included in your new custom home. Stonehenge has been building homes on LBI for over two decades and have the experience and team to make your custom home dreams come true. Call us now 609-978-6599, visit our portfolio for more inspiration, or contact us to schedule an appointment.