Florida Living is Outdoor Living - What is a Lanai?
When people think about moving to Florida and are beginning to look for homes, they will often wonder about a term that they keep seeing over and over in the listing descriptions of homes for sale. Usually, one of the first questions I hear from buyers is "What is a Lanai?"
Well, the term lanai is a bit of a fancy word for a porch or other covered area typically attached to the house. In Florida, lanais are usually screened in so you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about being bugged by pesky bugs.
Sometimes, you will find lanais that are enclosed with windows as well as screen and then we might call them "Florida rooms". Other times, the lanai may be part of a larger enclosure such as a pool enclosure.
The photo shows a great example of a lanai. I took this photo a couple of years ago as part of the listing photos for a beautiful home in Spring Hill, Florida. It was a large enclosed area with a garden view and the sellers had done an excellent job furnishing it with various groupings of seating and plants. It was an outdoor oasis and not surprisingly, this lanai became one of the great selling points for this home.
What is a Lanai?
A great space for relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying Florida Living!
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