We often write about how investing in an outdoor space will increase your home’s value. While this is true, there is also a powerful investment to be made in enhancing your quality of life! Studies show there are many added health benefits to being outdoors. According to the EPA a surprising 90% of our lives are spent indoors. With that said, it’s no wonder why an outdoor living space is such a great investment.

Today’s outdoor living spaces possess all the modern comforts and conveniences that we have indoors, with added fresh air and the fun! If cooking is your thing, add a custom outdoor kitchen. Family meals outdoors have a come a long way since the days of charcoal, a cooler, and necessary good weather. Today’s outdoor kitchens offer every possible indoor convenience, from warming drawers, to pizza ovens, to outdoor griddles. Outdoor kitchens use high grade stainless steel to help keep the appliances corrosion free.

(Cedarbrook multi-level outdoor kitchen, deck, and custom patio in Union Bridge, MD)


If you are a technology guru, there are a host of products available for integration into your outdoor space, such as electric, fire, and water features! If you plan on using your space at night, lighting is an absolute necessity. Lighting can be wired into your outdoor living space and controlled remotely through your phone or a remote control. When it comes to adding electronics such as a television and speakers to your outdoor living space, be sure you purchase items specifically designed to withstand the elements. These all-weather electronics are rugged and can fend off rain, sunlight, bugs and more.

(Cedarbrook porch with grid pattern ceiling, fan, and dimmer lights located in Bethesda, MD)


There’s one thing you typically won’t find indoors – fire and water effects! These elements can be a powerful statement piece. Adding fire features to your outdoor living space provides light, heat, and a warm atmosphere. Add a waterfall, pond, reflecting pool, or fountain and you’ll have an instant focal point. Combining the two elements in the right way for you, will make your outdoor space the talk of the town!

(Cedarbrook TimberTech deck with tree features and reflecting pool located in Washington, DC)

When you are ready call Cedarbrook for a free consultation to get you started at 301-703-8728. Our expert sales and design team members can work with you one on one to help you realize your best outdoor living space.