Extend the Comforts of Your Custom Home Outdoors

July 8, 2020

For 2020, building and remodeling design trends are focusing as much on exteriors as interiors.  Here are a few trends we are seeing in customizing outside living:

Warm outdoor accents. Many retailers are using warm tones in their 2020 outdoor accessories, giving pops of color to decorative lighting, outdoor rugs, furniture, and more.

Living design. A trendy concept in commercial design, such as living walls and communal green areas, is now finding its way to new homes and renovations. In outdoor home design, this approach translates to a purposeful inclusion of nature for both physical and mental health benefits. Decks and trellis fences or screens made from natural wood can help integrate outdoor spaces with their surroundings.

Experienced-based spaces. Homeowners are approaching outdoor living spaces with an image of the experiences they want to have, rather than ideas of how it looks. This includes dreams of unwinding at an outdoor bar or pizza oven. Many homeowners are also gravitating toward features they might have taken for granted in their daily lives. The potential of being “stuck at home” ever again could drive outdoor trends.

Designer floors. Decks and patios are a staple of outdoor design, but they’re usually something you walk over without much notice. Modern inlays on decks outline the entire structure or highlight one area, such as around a dining space. Varied-width planks can also create subtle patterns that are so prevalent in indoor wood, vinyl and tile flooring.

Bridging space. Your outdoor space should feel like an extension of your home. Try using string and pendant lights to give the illusion of a ceiling (even though you can still see the stars!). Consider folding glass doors and windows, which help create a seamless integration of house to yard.

Eye-catching outdoor lighting. Good landscape lighting boosts nighttime safety and provides illumination for tasks like grilling. Consider adding solar landscape lighting to showcase a pathway, string lights for seating areas, or motion-sensor lights for security.

We’re ready to help you create the outdoor space of your dreams. Let’s talk about it!

You deserve a Crystal Creek home.

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

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