Patios and Their Perks
Out is in. Outdoor living that is. According to the 2015 Houzz Landscaping & Garden Trends survey, when it comes to backyards, homeowners are opting out of luscious lawns and enjoying the benefits of a space that requires less upkeep. Outdoor rooms and covered patios are taking over, making less room for lawn and more room for fun.
Outdoor living spaces are ideal for entertaining guests or hosting your next neighborhood block party. Upgrades like a fireplace or outdoor kitchen transform your backyard into the perfect party pad. And no party would be complete without food. You wouldn’t want your expensive china getting dirtied and chipped from the rugged outdoors or your enthusiastic guests, so a durable dinnerware set is important. But being practical is still no excuse for compromising on your design sensibilities. Williams-Sonoma is one place you might want to check for stylish outdoor dinnerware options.
Your outdoor paradise is more than the perfect place to entertain; it is also a private retreat where you can relax. With the right outdoor furniture and colorful, comfy cushions, you are well on your way to a cozy night at home. Enjoy the night air, and spend the evening outdoors lounging on the patio with your family. Huddle together to watch your favorite primetime TV shows or a movie or just catch up on each other’s days while enjoying the chirping of birds and rustling of leaves in the background.
A spacious outdoor room or patio—and a smaller yard—will make your life so much easier. Keeping with the low maintenance approach, you might want to accent your getaway space by adding some potted succulents or beautiful, blooming cacti. These sustainable plants require minimal care and look sharp next to any hardscape.
Ready to step out onto a patio of your own? Our New Home Specialists would love to help!