One of the most wonderful things about living in Florida, the sunshine state, is that you get to enjoy the wonderful outdoors all year round. Outdoor living spaces in Florida are increasing in popularity. Everyone wants to make the most out of all of their space. Earth Day is just around the corner, and in honor of this wonderful day, we wanted to share some of the biggest outdoor living trends of 2020. Get inspired to transform your outdoor spaces and begin enjoying them from the comfort of your home every single day.
Outdoor kitchens are rapidly increasing in popularity. The entertainment value and comfort that a complete outdoor kitchen adds to your home far exceeds what a grill offers. The great thing about outdoor kitchens is that they are built to fit your lifestyle. They come in so many varieties of cabinet styles, appliance options, and design possibilities. Counter space, grill stations, smokers, wine coolers, outdoor bars, and cook-tops are all common choices for people to incorporate into their outdoor kitchens. Entertaining guests or your own family takes on a whole new experience when you have an outdoor kitchen in your outdoor living space.
Keep it Green
While appreciating the outdoors, it is popular to choose eco-friendly options in your landscaping design to help minimize the impact on the environment. Solar-powered LED lights are a common lighting option that helps save on energy costs while also minimizing carbon footprint at the same time.
Additionally, gardening and adding pops of nature into your outdoor living space is a popular choice. Whether that involves planters filled with flowers or a full well-kept garden, incorporating nature into your outdoor living space helps bring out relaxation in everyone lucky enough to enjoy the space.
Day to Night Spaces
Lighting is one aspect that allows a space to easily transition from being used during the day into the night. A space should be designed so that it can offer cover from direct sunlight during the day, and some moderate lighting that lights up features and highlights the most coveted areas in the evenings.
Heat management is another aspect that is vitally important for outdoor living spaces in Florida. Days can get quite warm, which is why incorporating shaded areas, as mentioned above, is very important to protect from the heat of the day. Decorative sun shades, umbrellas and pergolas offer beautiful shade features. Fans can also provide a more enjoyable outdoor experience. Meanwhile, nights can even get chilly especially during the winter months, so why not add an outdoor fireplace or patio heater to outdoor living areas for maximum usability. They can be decorative and functional at the same time.
It makes a lot of sense to construct your outdoor living space with natural materials, making it an ode to the natural beauty of the space. Water fountains and water features can help add relaxing elements throughout your space. The sound of running water is peaceful and makes a space feel clean. Using building materials like natural stone and wood can add warmth to your space while still keeping its wonderful design. Incorporating any bits of nature makes the overall feel of your outdoor space welcoming and relaxing.
It’s no surprise that there is so much value in outdoor living spaces. They can turn your yard into a resort-like oasis that your family can use to relax, entertain, and enjoy any time of the year. There’s nothing quite like living in the outdoors while being in the comfort of your own home.
Outdoor living spaces continue to increase in popularity and complexity. It will be interesting to see the trends in outdoor living spaces in the future. What does your dream outdoor living space look like? Share your ideas and photos on our Facebook or Instagram Page. We’d love to hear from you.