Bringing the indoors out is an emerging trend in patio design. Fireplaces, kitchens & even outdoor TVs are popping up on patios and extending the use of our outdoor spaces!
The days of grilling being restricted to burgers, steaks and hot dogs are gone! Modern outdoor kitchens feature sinks, side burners and searing stations; enough to cook a 5 course meal. Today premium grills have superior temperature regulation; you can bake cookies on one side, while grilling fish on the other!
Adding a pergola, sun sail or patio roof to your outdoor space creates a sense of coziness and helps the area feel more defined as an outdoor room. Adding overhead lighting creates a warm space to enjoy dinner or relax on a summer evening. In the case of a sun sail or patio roof, the overhead effect of your patio can also create a shady spot to lounge on a hot afternoon.
An outdoor fireplace offers a patio style borrowed from indoors. You could even add a mantle and an outdoor TV! Fireplaces are great addition to your larger scale outdoor rooms-a perfect addition to a pool deck!
A fire pit creates the perfect gathering spot for friends and family. Place chairs and couches around the fire to extend the appeal of your patio well into the fall!
Maximizing Small Spaces
Not all of us have a huge backyard with enough space for gigantic patios, but there are plenty of ways to customize these trend to fit any space. This corner fire pit adds warmth to the patio while still leaving plenty of room for a dining set. You can have an outdoor kitchen while only taking up a 5'x3' footprint!