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Hottest Trends For 2018

January 16, 2018

It's a new year, which means it's time to update your outdoor living space! Follow these tips to achieve the trendiest patio for 2018!

Hottest Trends For 2018

Vibrant colors

Stronger, bolder colors are coming into play this year. Magenta, teal, orange, and other colorful hues are making appearances in outdoor living room furniture. There is a renewed focus on high quality outdoor furniture that has boosted the combinations of colored fabrics that homeowners are using. Color is often used to evoke emotions. When creating an outdoor living space, you want to try to pick relaxing or refreshing colors. 2018 also introduces the idea of color blocking. Color blocking is the pairing of two or three contrasting colors from the color wheel to create bold focal points. This concept usually works best with bright vibrant colors on opposing sides of the wheel, but can also be paired with quieter tones including whites, browns, charcoals and neutrals. Using this method will help you create a more modern and vibrant outdoor living space for 2018.

Fire features

According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, "Fire pits and fireplaces were included in the top three most popular outdoor design elements". Fire features tend to be popular because they are considered 4-season amenities, in that they can be used all year round. There is nothing more relaxing than gathering around a hot fire pit on a cool evening. Installation of fire features are usually quick and easy and the options are endless. Cambridge kits come in different styles and up to 15 different colors. They not only add to the ambiance of an outdoor living space, but they serve as a great source of warmth, light and are a natural gathering area that people tend to gravitate towards.

Easier installation

Creating your outdoor living space should be a breeze which is why 2018 is all about easy installation and time efficiency. Prepackaged kits are in demand and can take as little as a few hours to install. Fire pits, fire places, pergolas, pavilions, outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens and so much more can be found in prepackaged kits. All of which, can transform your outdoor living space in a matter of hours.

Open-air dining

What better way to relax than with a meal in your outdoor living space under a beautiful pergola? 2018 is all about outdoor kitchens and open-air dining. This year homeowners are bringing the indoors, outdoors by enjoying their breakfasts, lunches, and dinners outside. Outdoor kitchens make hosting and serving hassle-free. Not only is everything at your convenience, but cooking can be more of an activity than a chore. Open- air dining is a great way to bond with family and friends, spend some time alone after a long day and to take advantage of your outdoor living space.

Technology is moving outdoors

Everyone has noticed that 2018 has come with a rise of gadgets and gizmos. Investing in outdoor technology may be what makes your outdoor living space the talk of the town. Extending your Wi-Fi will give you the ability to incorporate Bluetooth speakers and streaming devices in your backyard and an outdoor TV is a sure-fire way to get the kids outside as well as a great idea when hosting a sporting event or party!