If you’re thinking about working with home builders to create the perfect new home design for you and your family, you should consider having a lanai built. Lanais are typically furnished like living rooms and can often have paneling, plastic covering, or a screen covering. Many beautiful homes and buildings across Florida, Hawaii, and other fair-weather areas are built with one ore more lanais.

If you’re unsure of whether or not your new home should include a lanai with a screen, here are a few benefits that might change your mind.

A relaxing place to spend time with your family

There is something about a screened off lanai that is different from all the other areas of a home. If your home life is hectic and there seems to be chaos in every single room, simply go out to your lanai and relax. You, your spouse, and even your wild kids will calm down once they are resting quietly in the lanai as they overlook your property line. And in pest-prone regions of the country, these screened in areas can provide rest and relaxation all year long.

View of the ocean or Florida’s natural beauty

In Florida alone, there are approximately 1,200 miles of sandy beaches and 1,800 miles of U.S. coastline. If your new beach home is being built anywhere near the coastline, you’ll have an unbelievably incredible view from any room in your home. But the only way to maximize that breathtaking view and fresh sea air is to enjoy it underneath an outdoor covering with a screen like a lanai. Not on the water? That’s okay too. Florida’s natural beauty is everywhere and what better place to view it than from the comfort of your home.

Higher property value

If you ever decide to sell your home, whether it’s 10, 20, or 30 years down the line, having something as nice as a lanai attached to it will certainly increase its value. As a homeowner, you should always be conscious of how to improve your home’s resale value — adding a lanai will do just that.

Your home will look much nicer

Your home will look much nicer than you could have ever imagined once it’s built with a nice lanai. Not only will your neighbors be very impressed every time they drive by, you will also feel great whenever you look at your own home. The best home designers can help you craft an outdoor area that is both visually attractive and functional.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of having a new lanai built into your home design plans, or find great new homes in Tampa, Florida, contact Inland Homes today.

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