Creating the ultimate outdoor living space for your Hudson Valley home is easier than you may think. Here, we highlight a few tips pulling together your patio design, porch, or backyard retreat.
As summertime arrives, many of us look for the perfect way to relax and enjoy the weather. Less and less families are packing up for vacations to find that relaxation—they’re looking to create it right in their own backyard. But with so many possible elements to include, it’s hard to decide what features will make you want to stay outside as long as possible.
Start with Great Design
One of the first things to consider is the overall style of your patio. If you’re not sure exactly what your perfect patio looks like, a great place to start is by creating a dream photo gallery. Houzz.com is a tremendous resource for Hudson Valley homeowners planning a landscape design project.
If you keep an eye on the latest home design trends, you’ve probably noticed the focus on bringing the indoors out. You can do that by turning your patio into a beautiful functional place that showcases your personal style and truly extends the livable square footage of your home.
Choose the Right Colors
Bright colors are back in style and stripes and patterns are also hot in the Hudson Valley right now. Introducing accents of color with outdoor fabrics, pillows, and outdoor rugs is a great way to make the outdoor space feel lived in. Blue and white stripes in a Nautical theme are trending once again, as are the mixing of materials such as wood, wicker, metal, and recycled plastics.
Remember the Lighting
When you design the perfect patio, you should make sure it’s perfectly lit. You’ll definitely want to spend a lot of time outdoors and some of the best memories are made after the sun goes down. LED outdoor lighting systems are easy to use and last for a long time.
Start with a Great Grill
For homeowners serious about using their outdoor spaces, purchasing a high-quality grill is essential. Entertaining outdoors often requires feeding family and guests and you’ll want to make sure your ready for the hungry mouths. Regular gas grills like those offered from Weber and DCS Appliances are very popular, but over the last few years, we’ve seen an increased demand for smokers, hybrid grills, and circular grill-smokers like the Big Green Egg. Either way you go, including a great grill or outdoor kitchen is essential for summertime fun!
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