Are you ready to transform your plain and ordinary backyard into an entertainment oasis that your friends and the whole family will be able to enjoy? If so, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the sheer number of options that are available regarding furniture, décor, appliances, and other accessories.

Take a look at some of the trends that are currently happening in outdoor living spaces around the country:

Welcoming the Gnomes

If you’ve been looking for something fun that will add a little magic to your outdoor living area, garden gnomes may be the answer. Get the whole family involved in choosing a gnome and deciding where to place it in the yard – several different and exciting accessories are now available as well, such as miniature bridges, towers, gates, and stone pathways to make these fellas feel more at home.

Incorporating a Vertical Garden

With properties becoming smaller and smaller, it makes perfect sense for homeowners to maximize every inch of space they have – especially where gardening is concerned. Gardens that grow upwards instead of outwards not only save a ton of space; they add a lovely aesthetic to a home’s outdoor living area as well. Be sure to choose plant varieties that are best suited to the hardiness zone you live in, as this will ensure that they thrive once established.

Including Concrete Furniture

Concrete bench seating, tables, and fire pits have become more popular than ever because they are naturally weather-resistant and easy to keep clean – meaning that they will last a long time. Outdoor cushions can always be provided to add a little extra seating comfort.

Don’t Forget the Outdoor Kitchen

Nothing says summer like being able to prepare as many of your meals as possible out in the fresh air – and having an outdoor kitchen installed will allow you to do just this. When designing your outdoor kitchen, choose finishes and appliances that will handle the local climate and that you know you’ll use regularly.

Take your Office Outside

With the working from home trend looking set to continue indefinitely for many individuals, it makes sense to transform a part of a patio, terrace, or balcony area into an outdoor office. This area can be fitted out with weatherproof furniture and even an outside umbrella if there’s no roof over your outdoor living space. A quiet water feature can be added to provide a sense of relaxation that will help you focus on your work.

Now is the perfect time to start getting your outdoor living space prepared for the summer, which is just around the corner. If you would like to learn more about updating this area of your home, contact our team today.