Encinitas is a beautiful beach community between Carlsbad and Del Mar in San Diego County. The community is an independent city from San Diego and is home to a varied array of homes and styles. The area can be divided up into a few different types of home architecture: opulent beach homes that are usually close to the shore on cliffs, smaller beach cottages that provide more affordable beach living options, and then more traditional suburban style single family homes found more inland. There are, of course, variations to these styles.
Homes on the shore or on hills that have good views of the ocean tend to emphasize large viewing spaces and big patios. You’ll notice many homes directly on the shore have large expansive windows across the entire plane of view towards the ocean, often with outdoor space either on the lower or upper levels. Some of the homes, however, are quite a bit older and haven’t been updated in a long time. They could benefit directly from a whole house remodel, as homes even on the beach or with good views are tough to sell in the current market.
Houses further inland will still want to take advantage of cool ocean breezes and the lush greenery that exists in the area, which is a perfect reason to install an outdoor living room. There is nothing quite like a cool summer breeze during the early evening in Encinitas. Sitting outside in an outdoor living room will become a ritual and will have all of your friends and family wanting to come over for dinner or just to kill time on a consistent basis.