Men and women may come from different planets, as the classic book on gender suggests. But in at least one area of the home, there is almost always a meeting of the minds. Outdoor living spaces are a great place to come together as a family and create memories.
Something for everyone. Unlike the stereotypical “man cave” or classically female sewing room, a deck, patio or covered porch tends to be equally appealing to men and women.
A spacious setting outfitted with outdoor furniture is perfect for lingering conversations and family gatherings. It’s likely to be a space where memories are made.
Add an outdoor kitchen and you’ve got the ideal spot for the grilling specialist in your household. Orchestrating grilled meals, using an outdoor oven for homemade pizza, and reaching into a mini fridge stocked with cold beverages can be a dream location for many men or women. Or it may be a couple’s shared go-to place to share their love of cooking and the outdoors.
Beyond patios and porches. Don’t forget the kids or grandkids when planning an outdoor space. Be willing to consult your spouse on a green space for playing outside, a swingset or playground area, or even a pool.