Take your living space outside for the new year! From sustainable decking materials to posh balconies, extending your home’s square footage outdoors is what’s in for 2023. Now that the pandemic is over, the way we use our space has changed. Outdoor areas are no longer reserved for family barbeques and Easter egg hunts. Today’s work-from-home generation is blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor rooms and is embracing life outside. Here’s what is trending and where outdoor renovation budgets are being spent in the upcoming year.
No longer a gas grill on some cement paving stones, today’s outdoor patios are equipped with brick pizza ovens, full-sized meat smokers, and bar-height seating. Families seek to prepare all aspects of their meals outside using wood, charcoal, and gas heating sources. Other consumer demands include high-end refrigeration units, prep tables, and new concepts like dual grills.
With so much emphasis on working from home, homeowners in 2023 are looking to minimize time spent on outdoor upkeep. Big, trendy outdoor wonderlands are gone. Consumers want to take care of the planet when renovating and redecorating. Sustainable building materials, drought-resistant plants, and low-maintenance landscaping are becoming the norm. Spending more up-front on high-quality sustainable materials to decrease replacement in the future not only saves time, but it is also good for Mother Earth.
Connecting to nature while working is an amazing experience which is why so many remote workers are choosing to move their Zoom calls outside. Whether from a sunny pergola or a small bricked corner, grabbing your laptop, coffee mug, and heading outdoors is very in for 2023.
Making small renovations to outdoor spaces can bring additional untapped home value. Offices are reimagined outside as homeowners add desks to balconies and privacy fences around double-decker decks. Outdoor furniture continues to make progress with new waterproof fabrics that resist fading. Take a break and cultivate your office-adjacent herb garden during the day!
Consider adding fire features like fire pits, fireplaces, and outdoor heaters to your new or existing outdoor living space. No longer for social gatherings only, warming up outdoor areas increases usable living square footage all year long. You can heat it with gas or wood. Choose both portable units and permanent fixtures when designing your hardscapes for maximum flexibility. Patios and yards of all shapes and sizes will benefit from the coziness created by fire.
Fun and fresh air just go together. From extended living rooms that seamlessly move inside-out, to large-scale movie screens projected onto privacy fences, technology is transforming outdoor living. Families are using Bluetooth speakers and Wi-Fi connections to bring interior comforts outside. Catch the big game while grilling, dance the night away under the stars, and charge your devices using roof-top solar panels. The sky’s the limit as a new generation of outdoor entertainment options emerges.
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