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IRVINE, CA-Apartment living isn’t all about being cooped up in a box. Designers and developers can adapt the concepts of outdoor living to multifamily spaces by incorporating features such as individual decks and outdoor patios to apartment homes.

Take, for example, the Candera community of attached townhomes in San Marcos, CA, which TRI Pointe Homes Inc. has developed. CEO Douglas Bauer points out to GlobeSt.com that the six-unit building has outdoor decks connected to each unit, “which is very hard to do typically, but it’s been unbelievably well received. Make sure you have some nice deck spaces. When you’re in that dense an environment, you can still have some decks to add a barbecue. It creates interaction with neighbors.”

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