This year, all the rage in home design is about outdoor living spaces. It is certain that 2021 is the year of the backyard redesign. Perhaps, this trend stems from all those days we spent quarantining inside in 2020 and now everybody wants to treat themselves to a nice outdoor space. From fire pits to outdoor home theaters, we are going to break down some of the latest trends in backyard design and how you can expand your living space.
2021’s Hottest Trend: The Backyard Living Space
They say the backyard should be but an extension of your house. Here are ways we have begun to see families expand their house to the backyard.
Bring the restaurant experience home
Going out to eat has always been costly. Today, we are seeing many families bringing the patio restaurant experience to home. How are they doing this? Well, furnishing your patio is a great start.
Whether it be a simple experience with a dining table and chairs or a more elegant setup consisting of lounge chairs and waterproof couches, the experience can be what you make of it. Top it off with an outdoor fireplace as the centerpiece!
Think shady relaxment
For decades, we have used a well-placed tree as our outdoor escape from the hot sun. While trees are great for this, they also take years to grow. If you don’t have any shade trees, you are going to want to invest in shade for your backyard.
Whether that’s with a wooden pergola (which seems to be the most popular go-to) or any number of foliage that will grow faster than a tree, adding shade to your backyard is sure to attract people.
Other techniques for expanding your living space through a backyard
Keep in mind what your purpose is for your backyard.
Perhaps you like to throw dinner parties. Or maybe you like to gather friends for a watch party. Even a pool party! There are so many things you can do — especially in the summer months — in your backyard. Our tip is to design with purpose.
Utilize what Mother Nature gave you.
Does your backyard have a slope? What about an overhanging tree? Even a creek could be a useful element of backyard home design.
Keep entertainment in mind.
First, answer who you want to entertain. For example, your kids will greatly appreciate features of your backyard that an adult probably couldn’t care less about. Don’t forget to consider entertainment options. And, remember, an outdoor home theater is always loved by all!
Time to Expand Your Living Space Outdoors
Don’t stress, let the professionals handle it. Give us a call and we will start designing your dream backyard today!