7 Outdoor Living Trends to Get Your Home Entertainment-Ready
Here in Texas, your backyard should always be ready for entertaining because you never know what the weather is going to be like!
In July it could be 70 degrees and in December it could be 70 degrees.
So, here are some 2019 Outdoor Living Trends we wanted to share to help you spruce up that outdoor space for you and guests to enjoy!
1. Install an outdoor kitchen.
That's right - outdoor kitchens are still one of the smartest updates you can make to your outdoor living area. Not only is it a good investment for future resale, it's something you'll get a lot of use out of right now!
2. Make it useful year-round.
If you want to be able to use your outdoor living space year-round, consider installing things like fireplaces, fire pits, screens, coverings, etc.
3. Build a pergola.
Pergolas are popping up more and more. And these days there are so many options for what kind of pergola you can install. There are open pergolas, covered pergolas, pergolas wired for electricity, modern pergolas. So, no matter what look you're going for, you can make it match the style of your home and personal taste!
4. Finish your patio floor.
Even if your patio is covered, it's likely you have to power wash it several times a year to keep it looking clean. Why not give your patio floor a fresh, new look by either epoxying it or painting it to look like stone?
5. Bring the indoors outside.
Instead of purchasing traditional patio furniture, consider bringing more comfortable furniture you'd usually find indoors outside. We're talking plush sofas, coffee tables, side tables, etc.
6. Incorporate plants with a purpose.
Many people are incorporating plants that serve functions into their backyard landscaping. This could include an herb garden, vegetable gardens, and even beautiful landscaping that can serve as the background for your conference and video calls.
7. Utilize Smart Technology.
Anyone else love being able to control your home systems using your cell phone? Why not utilize that with your backyard space as well? You can install programmable lighting, bluetooth sound systems, and more. There's pretty much a "Smart" version for everything these days!
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