What is a lanai? The simple answer is a roofed porch, named after the smallest inhabited (and very idyllic) Hawaiian island.
The longer answer? An outdoor kitchen, a family room, a reading nook, a play space for kids and pets alike... the list goes on! Far from a mere patio, lanais are more like an extension of your home — perfect for those who live in the Sunshine State, and want to enjoy our beautiful weather all year long.
When you move into one of Hammock Homes’ new homes for sale in New Smyrna Beach, you can count on your new lanai to provide you and your family with endless outdoor fun. Plus, optional features like a summer kitchen let you linger outside even longer! Just read on to see why we love these features — and why you will, too.
Effortless Outdoor Access
With a new construction home, your lanai isn’t an afterthought — it’s a carefully designed, dynamic part of your home’s layout. In most cases, multiple sliding doorways give you access from different parts of your home, allowing your lanai to serve as a court of central, courtyard-like gathering space.
For homeowners who love to cook, and connect with loved ones over a delicious meal, an optional summer kitchen is essential. Unlike a standard, portable barbecue grill, the sturdy permanence of built-in appliances and countertops allows you to try new recipes and make outdoor food prep an effortless part of your everyday life.
Cool Comfort During The Steamy Summer Months
Yes, this is the Sunshine State — but sometimes you want to stay out of the sun and enjoy some cool comfort, especially on hot summer days! A lanai lets you unwind with ease, rain or shine, helping you get even more relaxation time out of your home’s outdoor square footage.
As we mentioned earlier, “lanai” is named after a Hawaiian island. It’s all about the laidback, tropical lifestyle — and if you’re looking for new homes in New Smyrna Beach, there’s a good chance you’re drawn to the beachy vibe! A spacious lanai allows you to enjoy the spirit of the beach well after you’ve returned home from the shore for the day.
These are just a few of the reasons we love lanais and outdoor kitchens! When you move into your own New Smyrna Beach luxury home, you’ll discover new ones all the time.