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The iridescent colors of the sky at night, balmy breezes and the sheer feeling of tranquility just can’t be beat, and when you choose to make Marco Island your home, you’ll get to experience this day after day. Whether you’re building a new home on the Island or buying an existing space, you’ll want to pay careful attention to the outdoor living area. After all, with all of the outstanding sunsets we see each evening and incredible weather all year-round, you’ll definitely want to take it all in. So, when it comes to living on the Island, here are the top things to include in your Marco Island outdoor living area.

Pool & Spa

Enjoy our steamy Southwest Florida days by taking a dip in your pool, relaxing and soaking up the sun. Nothing says island living quite like the right pool and spa combination. Whether you’re desiring a lap pool to help keep you in shape or a lavish infinity pool to showcase dazzling views and a feeling of endless water, no Marco Island home would be complete without some type of pool. Perfect for entertaining guests and cooling off from the summer heat, your outdoor living space just looks better with a pool.

Outdoor Kitchen

Speaking of entertaining guests, no one wants to miss out on what’s going on when you have company. The last thing you want is to be stuck inside the kitchen, preparing food, while your guests mingle outside. To remedy this, the outdoor kitchen comes in to save the day. Being able to cook and entertain at the same time, while enjoying pristine views, friends and family just can’t be beat.

Seating Areas

You’ll also want comfortable seating areas dotting your outdoor living area to really give the space a relaxing feel. Comfortable outdoor furniture, like plush couches and loungers, makes it easy to sit back and enjoy the temperate climate and tropical breezes. Plus, when you have visitors, there’ll be plenty of places for them to sit down and enjoy your island oasis. Consider adding in some sun protection as well, including a lanai roof, umbrella or motorized shades to provide some shade during our sun-filled days.

Extra Touches

Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply enjoying the space by yourself, creating the right ambiance is key. You’ll be able to set a relaxing mood for the space by incorporating the following:

  • Water features
  • Fire pits
  • Ambient lighting
  • Plant life

Chances are you’re going to be spending quite a lot of time in this space, so maximizing it to the fullest is highly recommended. You may also want to include entertainment areas, like space for bocce, pool, croquet or watching the game on the big screen. Remember, you can envision anything in this space to truly make it yours.

Your Marco Island Outdoor Living Area

This space is extremely special in any Marco Island home. Think about it, you’re living in one of the most beautiful places in the country with immaculate water views, wonderous sunsets and peaceful Gulf breezes, which means that your outdoor living area plays a key role in your home’s design. Make the most of this space by adding in the features that work for you, so that you’re able to enjoy this special place in the home each and every day. When you want to create the ultimate Marco Island home, nothing can do this better than a carefully crafted outdoor living area.


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