Ask Your Patio Contractor for the Latest Trends in Outdoor Living Spaces

  • April 30, 2018

A reliable patio contractor knows all too well that backyards are no longer meant to be a spot where your children can play and run. Homeowners these days want their outdoor spaces to be a place where they can entertain friends, spend quality time with their family, or simply relax after their long day at work. They have now transformed their outdoor spaces into functional and comfortable retreats complete with exactly the same amenities and features in the interiors of their home, making outdoor spaces amazing extensions of their interior living areas.

All about backyard landscaping

The lighting you use can extend the amount of time you spend as you enjoy your outdoor spaces and add a level of security and safety. Riser lights and path lights can brighten walkways, while well lights can showcase key landscaping or architectural accents and foliage. The under umbrella lights can illuminate tables, and fence lengths can outline the perimeter of your home. Integrating both additional exterior and deck lighting can create a cohesive ambiance. Solar powered and LED lighting are mostly used these days for outdoor areas.

Patio landscaping

Brick, natural, wood, and concrete stone paths and patio are all in demand hardscape options but their wood alternatives of low maintenance, specifically wood-plastic composites, are the leading choices because of their resistance to scratch, mold, stains, and fading. These don’t need any painting, staining, or sanding, and they don’t warp, crack, splinter, or warp. Aside from these functional elements, the modern composite decking also feel and look more natural than before with their high definition wood grain patterns, and saturated and rich colors.

Individual Pieces of Furniture

Trends in outdoor furniture still go for comfortable cushions and simple lines made with waterproof and fade resistant outdoor fabrics. However, matching sets are now out, with eclectic and unique pieces being trendier.

Full-Service Kitchens

Although grills and outdoor brick barbeque are necessities for all outdoor kitchens, smokers are quickly becoming an important aspect of outdoor cooking experience. Today’s outdoor kitchens are starting to expand to get rid of the need for going to and from the interior kitchen of your home. The contemporary outdoor kitchen includes work stations together with the exterior grade appliances as well as weather resistant countertops, prep surfaces, and cabinetry, all of which are made to ensure that you will have the best outdoor experience for you and your whole family.