The Sunshine Coast has many attractive attributes, the least of which is it more than a tourist hotspot; it’s also a great place to call home. Beautiful beaches, water sports facilities, city comforts and quiet spots are scattered all over the landscape. The shape of the coast and the planning for housing developments have also made it possible for residences to have access to many, if not all, of the above at once.
As builders who have worked on hundreds of homes in Queensland, we highly recommend building a patio on your property. House hunters look for patios in a Sunshine Coast home, thanks to the following benefits:
- Patios enhance coastal living.
For houses that are just a few minutes’ walk from Mooloolaba Beach and you have an unobstructed view of the horizon, coastal patios are a must-have feature. They let you appreciate the gorgeous views, cool breeze, abundant sunshine and have easy, 24/7 access to the beach directly before your home.
Since patios come in all shapes and forms, your coastal patio can be open on all sides or stand apart from your home, like a cottage or gazebo. Alternatively, it can be connected to your home and a literal bridge between indoor and outdoor living: a versatile sunroom that you can open when the weather permits and keep closed without blocking your view of the coast.
- Patios are flexible and can match your lifestyle.
Whether you seek solitude or prefer the company of other people, patios can complement your lifestyle. Patios are the perfect place to retreat to at the end of a workday.
Take a book and glass of wine to the lounger outside and you can soon wind down and relax.
If your family enjoys eating al fresco, you can have an impromptu barbecue dinner and cook meat in a fuss-free electric grill.
Finally, for as long as Queensland permits gatherings of up to 50 people on a private property, you can invite some friends over.
- Enclosed patios are the perfect transition for indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The coast is the perfect place for indoor-outdoor rooms like enclosed patios. These rooms have partial or all-glass walls and doors that open to an adjacent, outdoor living area. They are very flexible in that they can ensure privacy even as you open up your home so that you can enjoy the views, warmth, and breeze from the outdoors.
Enclosed patios that open to a lovely outdoor space is a feature many home buyers dream of having. If you have one at home, it can increase your property’s appeal and value — a helpful benefit when or if you decide to sell your house in the future.
An Investment that Keeps On Rewarding
The best home investment is one that you can enjoy for as long as you live in it. That you’re making maximum use of a feature in your home is also proof that the next owner might also find it just as desirable and useful.