With outdoor entertaining season at its peak, there’s no doubt we’ve all been seeing some amazing outdoor spaces. Here are some of the latest trends that have home owners extending their living space outdoors.
- Outdoor fireplaces are getting more elaborate, they are almost like an additional piece of furniture in and of themselves.
- Built in grill stations (with shelving, countertops) are more common.
- Salt Water pools
- Hardscaping that is more conducive to having people mingle with each other (e.g. there’s enough places to stand around the pool without people risking falling in).
- Creative ways that homes in very urban areas are creating privacy. Building up walls or taller fences, importing more mature trees to provide more of a barrier, sunken center areas (“conversation pit”).
Take a look at this slideshow of some beautiful outdoor spaces in the Baltimore/Washington Metro area. What trends have you seen?