With summer right around the corner, now is the time to redo your backyard into the ultimate outdoor entertainment space. But, before you do anything, here are six trends in outdoor living for 2017:

Low Maintenance

 

Gardens with low-maintenance and drought-tolerant plants have become the norm in landscape design. Native plants or a xeriscape yard require little human input and can withstand any climate. Find what works for you and your level of gardening expertise, but keep in mind that a low-maintenance yard will come in handy when it comes time to sell.

Edible Gardens

 

Many homeowners have discovered the convenience and benefits of a home garden. Not only is tending to the garden relaxing, but it also saves money on groceries and ensures you know how the vegetables and fruits were grown (without pesticides, organic, etc.).

Quality, Natural Materials

 

Flashy, over-the-top landscapes are out, as are modern, cold concrete landscapes. What does this leave? High-quality outdoor living spaces with natural stone and wood materials. Not only do these materials look better, but they also last longer.

Water Features

 

Waterfalls, fountains, bubbling rocks, koi ponds and more are trending this year in outdoor living. Why? They enhance the tranquility of the outdoor space while adding the soothing sound of running water. Also, they are great to use as a focal point of accent feature in the garden.

Outdoor Living Spaces

 

New outdoor fabrics are allowing for indoor living spaces to move outside. Take outdoor living to the next level and create an over-the-top comfy living space, complete with cushioned couches and chairs, in the great outdoors to enjoy during a family dinner or barbecue with friends.

Barbecue Courtyard

 

Speaking of barbecue, create an outdoor kitchen space to limit the number of trips between your indoor kitchen and grill. This outdoor kitchen allows you to cook and be with the party at the same time. Plus, it can make a great gathering space for everyone.

Outdoor living can take on a whole new meaning with these new additions to your backyard space. We hope you have a great summer – and enjoy transforming your outdoor living space.

If you have any questions about transforming your backyard, give us a call at 817-481-8890. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Resources:

http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/trends-in-backyard-design-whats-hot-now-pictures

http://unilock.com/ny-nj-pa-ct-blog/5-outdoor-living-design-trends-watch-2017/

http://theopendoor.lennar.com/house-to-home/outdoor-living-trends-2017/