Make the Outdoors Your Living Space

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The inside of a house is not the only living place for many families. Many families enjoy the outside so much, they make outdoor kitchens, dining, and living room spaces so they can enjoy the outdoors.  

There are many popular features required by families looking for outdoor spaces to entertain or just relax with their families. These popular features include seating and dining areas, fire pits and fireplaces, and grills. We’re seeing a lot of this trend of moving entertaining outdoors. Dining al fresco can be anything from a casual backyard barbecue with a bunch of hot dogs and hamburgers to a formal sit-down dinner of several courses at a long table lit by candles as the sun goes down. In either case, the party can then move to the fire pit for drinks, conversation, and of course s’mores! Other Trends include, but are not limited to:

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Gardens and landscaped spaces.

When it comes to using of space, gardens and landscaped spaces are expected to be the most popular, with outdoor living spaces — outdoor kitchens and entertainment spaces — coming in second, and outdoor recreation coming in third.

Outdoor lighting.

Demand for outdoor lighting solutions is rising as homeowners seek to extend the enjoyment of their outdoor living areas into the night. Good lighting is necessary for safety, as well as to create ambiance. Outdoor lighting can be integrated into deck posts and stairs, added to pathways and set on timers to conserve energy.

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Terraces, patios, and decks.

Landscape structures add architectural interest and are the foundation of many outdoor living areas. Terraces, patios, and decks, in particular, are garnering the most interest this year, followed by fencing, pergolas, and decks.

Decorative water elements.

Traditional swimming pools and spas remain popular, but this year’s trend leans towards decorative water elements, including waterfalls, ornamental pools, splash pools, grottos, and water runnels or bubblers.

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