Patio season is approaching. Get your patio summer-ready with these 5 patio trends we are loving right now.
Arbors can be used in outdoor spaces in a variety of ways. To create privacy, taller arbors can be installed between property lines or around patio areas, while stand-alone arbors provide elegance to any garden or entertaining space.
Creeping vines and flower beds can also be used to accent the structure, and garage doors can get an instant makeover with overhanging arbors and lush greens.
White arbors create a clean contrast, while natural wood finishes like maple and walnut can be used to compliment a rustic aesthetic.
Mixing various materials, like wood and stone, or stone and metals, instantly creates an appealing design that is as beautiful as it is functional. From fireplaces to columns, a variety of materials can be used in the construction of any hardscape.
Hardscapes are designed to add convenience, usefulness, outdoor living space, and long-lasting beauty to your outdoor areas. No matter what type of structure you’re building, our team can provide everything you need, including a variety of building materials like wood, stone, brick, stamped concrete, and interlocking blocks and pavers.
These types of outdoor structures include:
Outdoor fireplaces and firepits add warmth to any entertaining area and will likely become a focal point of your outdoor space. Relaxing by the fire on a cool night or toasting marshmallows with the kids doesn’t require a weekend camping trip. You can enjoy the warmth of a fire from your own backyard!
Outdoor fireplaces can be constructed from a variety of materials in a variety of shapes. Brick and stone can add a natural element to any space, while sleek metals can transform any patio into a modern outdoor oasis. They can even include mantels and walls for installing outdoor televisions and other entertainment devices.
Water features add both value and style to your home. Bubbling brooks and fanciful fountains add ambiance and are perfect for those with limited outdoor space who want to upgrade their entertaining areas. There are endless options when it comes to water features. A few of the most popular include:
Ponds are a popular water feature loved for their ability to display a variety of aquatic life. While ponds are great for creating a relaxing and peaceful environment, access to electricity and irrigation should be considered. It’s also important to note that a significant amount of digging and groundwork will need to be completed as part of the installation process. If you’re not sure of the best location to place your pond or water feature, an irrigation and landscape professional can help.
Waterfalls are a weather-friendly and aesthetically pleasing way to add a bit of drama to any outdoor area. They can be placed alongside pools and ponds, or as a pond-free standalone feature in a garden, flowerbed, or in a retaining wall.
Adding a garden fountain to a circular driveway or other open space instantly creates elegance. Garden fountains are produced in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials in order to fit any space, budget, and aesthetic.
Like garden fountains, vase fountains can instantly transform any area into a relaxing oasis, but unlike garden fountains, they can be installed in much smaller areas. A vase fountain can be constructed from an array of material, such as rustic stoneware, glazed earthenware, or even ceramic material. These water features are popular with yogis and anyone seeking a peaceful outdoor area for meditation and relaxation.
Bubbling rock fountains are easily customizable to fit any size patio area and are relatively inexpensive to install. Operating costs are also significantly less than those of other water features that require routine maintenance and cleaning.
Warm and cozy entertaining spaces are a popular trend these days. Landscape lighting, or nightlighting, is one of the easiest ways to add warmth to your outdoor spaces. As an added perk, it can also deter home intruders who tend to steer clear of well-lit exterior areas.
Creative lighting can also accent your favorite spaces and features of your home, such as patios and pools or gardens and gazebos. Proper lighting along walkways can also provide a well-lit path for guests in the evenings. Lighting experts can provide warm and cozy accent lighting in a variety of ways.
Landscape lighting accents your beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces so you can enjoy your favorite greenery at night or in the early morning hours. Landscape lighting also covers the basic areas you’ll want to highlight for the safety and entertainment of guests: pathways, entryways, driveways, steps, patios, trees, gardens, water features, and other unique elements.
Architectural lighting allows you to create or reduce boldness around various exterior areas of your home.
Down-lighting, also known as moon-lighting, creates the illusion that the moon is shining direct light onto your home or lawn, creating a romantic atmosphere. This is typically achieved by installing downward-facing lights into trees.
Up-lighting is exactly what it sounds like: upward-facing lighting that accents unique architectural features, instrances, or other elements of your home and garden.
Positioning various light devices around your home and garden can create safety and security for you and your family. Doors and pathways are the main areas of concern, but windows and garages should also be considered.
Cross-lighting creates depth by enhancing lighting from all angles, eliminating unwanted shadows that attract burglars.
It’s best to install security lighting in higher locations to prevent tampering. This can easily be done by your local lighting experts.
String lights are an inexpensive, low-maintenance way to instantly create warmth and charm to your outdoor entertaining areas. String lights can also be installed and removed relatively easily, making them available for festive occasions and easily removable in seasons when you won’t find yourself entertaining as often.
Whether you’re grilling out, relaxing around your patio fireplace, or hanging out in the pool, patio lighting can add fun to any outdoor event. Various shades and tones of lighting can add a relaxed or romantic atmosphere, depending on the occasion, and energy-efficient LED patio lighting can save money and provide additional lighting for safety and security.
How do you plan to use your patio this spring? We love to hear from our customers and hear how you’ll celebrate the warm weather, longer daylight, and your outdoor space with your friends and family.
If you want to add a new patio or patio feature to you home, just in time for the season, give us a call. We can talk through what you’re looking for, come up with a design, and give you the perfect patio this year.
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