Outdoor living spaces have crossed the divide from warm-weather specialties to an amenity craved by home buyers in markets around the country. For builders, open-air spaces provide an opportunity to offer more living space at low cost, as well as to create a memory point easily customized to the buyer’s lifestyle. These products from the 2013 International Builders’ Show going on this week in Las Vegas offer ways to keep costs down, shorten build times, and beef up design. So check them out and help your buyers start thinking of the warmer months ahead.
Claire Easley is a senior editor at Builder.