The Best Outdoor Living Spaces

The sun is out just a little longer and the temperature is a bit warmer, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to utilize the great outdoors! Heat up the grill, set the patio table and invite your friends over for some fun time in the sun. Outdoor living spaces make an amazing addition to any home with increased flexibility for entertaining and enjoyment. Take a look through the following photos to see the best outdoor designs from  John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods.

The Outdoor Living-Dining Combination


When your regular kitchen, dining and living room just won’t cut it, it’s great to have options! Complete with cooking station, fireplace and plenty of space to mingle, this outdoor space is the perfect extension of your home. You can now host all of your neighbors and friends!

The Sheltered Screened Porch

Screened Porch at Hamlin Plantation in Charleston South Carolina, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods

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Screened Porch at WoodCreek in Raleigh North Carolina, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods

Screened porches come in handy when you want to extend the party outside – in the rain or shine! A relaxing space you can enjoy no matter what the weather with the added bonus of a night without bug spray, screened porches are ideal for those who like to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without being subject to its elements.

The Zen Retreat

The Zen Retreat, Cadence at Woodmont, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods

This spectacular patio combines different elements — including fire and water — to create a wholesome retreat right in your backyard. Step just outside your door into the covered courtyard, a perfect space for serving dinner while the babbling waterfall behind you creates a peaceful atmosphere. After dinner drinks and dessert can be enjoyed while sitting around the warm outdoor firepit.

The Hearthside Hangout



For those cool summer nights, there’s no need to stay inside! A little warmth from the outdoor fireplace is all you need. Gather around with friends to play a few games and you’re bound to have a great night! Just add a tent and you’ve got yourself a campout complete with a s’mores fire for the kids — or adults.

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