Summer is one of the most beautiful times of year in Western North Carolina. The mountains are lush, full of green, and temperatures rarely even approach 90. With so much summertime beauty to soak in, why would anybody stay indoors?
Homes in the High Country of North Carolina provide some of the best options for outdoor living. In this post, we’ll cover some of the best ways to enhance your North Carolina mountain home.
Create a Bonus Room Outside
When buying real estate for sale in the North Carolina mountains, one of the first things people look for is more space. And while the instinct may be to look to the interior of the house for extra room, never underestimate the extra space provided by a good deck or porch.
*Pro Tip: Start with a durable outdoor rug as the base of your outdoor room. This makes the whole space feel cozier. Then add plenty of seating and outdoor cushions, because the more comfortable the space, the more time you’ll want to spend out there.
Soak Up those Long Range Mountain Views
The High Country of North Carolina is known for breath taking, long range mountain views. Many homes for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains boast plenty of porch space, and some even have a private deck attached to the master suite.
Enjoy sharing a cup of coffee with your loved one as you watch the sun burst through the mountains. Looking to find a cabin with mountain views? Visit our complete list of homes for sale in Western North Carolina.
Wine and Dine Outside
There’s nothing quite like dining al fresco in the summertime. And when your North Carolina Mountain home or log cabin features a beautiful deck or patio right off the kitchen and dining area, why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and views? If you really want to get the most out of your summer dining, you can build an outdoor kitchen complete with a grill and smoker.
Get Creative with Available Space
Your outdoor living space doesn’t always have to be connected to your house! A terrace-style deck is a great way to make use of the sometimes steep mountain terrain found in Western North Carolina. The change in levels from the house down to the deck can also provide an added feeling of privacy or seclusion, making you mountain home your own retreat!