Outdoor Living Trends for Summer

The snow is gone, and the sun is shining which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how you will upgrade your outdoor living space for summer. Homeowners spend billions of dollars each year making their backyards or gardens an extension of their homes with new buyers caring more about the outdoor space they have than indoor space. If you are looking to start living in luxury in your backyard, consider these trends for outdoor living that are popular this year.

Combination Deck and Patio Space

You might think that you have to choose between having a deck or a patio, but you can easily incorporate both ideas into one space. One of the hottest trends for 2019 is to have a patio and deck space that also combines your porch!

You can create this stunning look by doing a second-floor deck and having a beautiful, wide patio underneath. Many homeowners even have exterior staircases so that guests can easily travel between the second floor of the party and the patio without ever having to go through the house.

If a second-floor deck isn’t for you, you can still create an amazing raised deck and patio combination on the ground level of your home.

Incorporating Stone

Solid woods were all the rage for trendy backyards up until just the last few years when stone has come to be equated with luxury. Patios made of stone are beautiful and easy to clean. Stone is also much easier to maintain because it doesn’t need re-stained or resealed every few years. Many professional landscapers are using stone in columns, seating and benches, and outdoor accessories like fireplaces in addition to using stone as flooring. Stone fireplaces are a great outdoor accessory that is both safe and beautiful.

Outdoor Kitchens

Everyone has a grill but if you want to show your guests how serious you are about your outdoor entertaining in luxury you should consider having a full, outdoor kitchen complete with cook tops, sinks, outdoor pantries, and even lighting. Entertaining will never be as easy as it is when the chef or grill master has a well-designed space to prepare food while also getting to be part of the party. You may need permits, and professional electricians and plumbers to complete an outdoor kitchen.

Entertain from Multiple Levels

Remember when we talked about combining your deck and patio space with a deck on the second floor? Multilevel spaces are one of the trendiest design aspects for outdoor living in 2019. Raised decks and sunken patios, arbors on platforms, and wide stairs that connect the spaces create a dynamic look to your backyard that is visually interesting and appealing. Creating multiple levels to your backyard entertaining space is one of the most luxurious styles for high-end homes and can significantly increase your home value.

Found Materials and Antiques

Do you love flea markets or antique shops? Found objects are the newest trend to take over outdoor living spaces. You can bring rustic elements of your home outdoors by using old wagon wheels, whiskey barrels, old signs and memorabilia, or even driftwood can help you create a personalized space outdoors that will leave guests in awe of your remarkable design talent.

You may be designing your outdoor space for the very first time or refreshing your yard for a brand-new look and ambiance. Our design tips will help you to choose the perfect aesthetic for your backyard so that you can entertain your guests with confidence.






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