Are you looking to add value to your home? With outdoor living space being a priority for many homebuyers, it’s hard to go wrong when you invest in this area. The cooler fall temperatures are rolling in, which makes it the perfect time of year to spruce up your outdoor space, creating an environment that you can enjoy year-round. To help you achieve a cozy outdoor living space that will make you look forward to the fall and winter months, we wanted to share some of the latest outdoor living design trends with you.
Keep Warm with a Fire Pit
Whether you are entertaining a crowd on your patio or are simply relaxing outdoors on a crisp evening with a glass of wine, you can enhance the ambience by adding a fire pit.
Fortunately, a fire pit will work well in just about any size outdoor space that you have. A great way to differentiate the play space and entertaining space in your yard is to create a paver patio to help divide the two areas. If you want to unify your outdoor living space, consider building your fire pit and seating out of the same paver material.
If you really want to jazz up your outdoor living space, consider a fire pit with a gas log starter. This will make it much easier to enjoy your fire pit as it eliminates the mess and cleanup compared to a wood-burning fire pit.
Blend Your Indoor and Outdoor Entertaining Space With a Rug
There is no question that today’s outdoor living spaces are reflections of our homes’ interiors, and in some cases, there is a seamless transition between the two spaces. One way to better conjoin the two spaces is by incorporating an outdoor rug into your patio design using the same design inspiration as your interior space. You will appreciate this during the fall and winter months too, especially if your patio is made from a material like flagstone that can be particularly cold on the feet.
Entertain Your Guests with an Outdoor Kitchen
When you have an outdoor kitchen, there is no need to leave your outdoor living space on a gorgeous fall evening to to cook indoors. Cooking al fresco not only enhances the overall dining experience, but keeps the chef in the center of the party as well.
There are several factors to take into consideration when designing an outdoor kitchen. First of all, just like your indoor kitchen, functionality is key. In regards to the design aspect, you will want to select materials and appliances that are durable and can withstand weather elements that are common in your climate. You will also want to think about the architecture and landscape of your outdoor living space to help the outdoor kitchen flow in the best way possible.
The fall and winter months can be very enjoyable when spent on the patio, porch, or deck, and hopefully these tips will help you to create a cozy outdoor living space of your own. Don’t let yourself be stuck indoors as the cooler weather rolls in. Take advantage of these outdoor living trends to create a space that can be comfortably enjoyed year-round.