Summer! Woohoo! But wait! Am I ready for it? How does my backyard look like? Do I need to upgrade it? Do I need deck repair? What else can be done to improve my outdoor living area?
Here, in this article we’ll tell you more about the 2018 trends that will surely stay on the top. These ideas are great whenever you want something fresh, interesting and comfortable. We’ll tell you what adds value to your property and what’s odd.
Getting an Outdoor Kitchen
Imagine yourself stuck in a hot kitchen on a nice, pleasant summer evening. That would be horrible if you know your neighbors are enjoying their evening outside.
Don’t torture yourself – the outdoor kitchen is the best solution. There’s nothing hardin adding a counter-style space around our outdoor grille. Additionally, try to add a nice prep sink and in case you have a connection to the electricity, you may put a small refrigerator or a cooler.
In case you don’t have enough space for an outdoor kitchen, you may think about adding a large door or window so your kitchen will open to your garden. A nice counter would as well be a great idea serving like abar, meal prepand serving area.
Let’s move outside
If your outdoor space is large enough to fit your furniture, bringing the indoors out for summer is a great idea. You may create a cozy cornerwith your stylish furniture and enjoy it with family or friends all day long. In order to make it more personal, outstanding and fashionable, think about adding some bright-coloredtable decorations, pillows, cushions and throws.
If your space is considerably small, think about hanging mirrors on your walls. Mirrors make your space look bigger and a wider – that’s an optical illusion but it makes your area more comfortable.
What About Outdoor Rooms?
Nowadays people pay a lot of attention to their outdoors. Owners who have big garden and try to improve their outdoor living, create outdoor rooms. Making outdoor rooms is all about dividing them into different functional spaces – eating, playing, bathing and lounging.
Decorate the wall of the first room with outstanding plants making it a greenwall. The other wall may have a nice brickwall, the next one can have another creative solution, etc. There are no limits on how creative you can go while decorating your outdoor rooms. It all depends on the type and the style of your house interior and exterior.
You may have water areas (can be a small fountain or a large pool) which of course reflects the sky and makes the ambient calm and nice. At the same time, it cools the humidity and serves as a source of white noise.
Fire, on the other hand gathers people around. It warms everyone and creates an extremely cozy environment especially during the cool evening.
Both fire and water are pure sources of meditation so in case it’s possible to have at least one of them, go for it.
Light! Light! Light!
Outdoor lighting is important especially when we talk about the lighting of the outdoor living areas. There are some simple yet very outstanding ideasthat are very trendy in 2018.
- Bench lighting, for example does a great job. It shouldn’t necessarily be a light shining over the top. Think about lighting from beneath.
- Wall accentingis yet another great solution for creating a bright and nice environment. This type of lighting is not only beautiful, but also very functional – illuminating the wall it makes the surroundings brighter.
- Step illumination– one of the always-actual trends. There are different ways of illuminating steps, however the trendiest solution is under cap individual lights.
And as an addition, we advise you to take care about the existing outdoor lighting by fixing the broken ones and changing the bulbs.
That’s it! You are done!
Outdoor living areas are a part of what we call a comfortable life. This areas add value to your property making it beautiful and outstanding. For the perfect outdoor living area, we just need to be a bit of careful and creativein order to have both very functional and pleasant area ideal for entertaining all year round.