Country Living Magazine recently identified 8 outdoor living trends you’ll want to know about. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with these trends before you meet with your Framingham home improvement company – that way you’ll know exactly what features you want to have built to order!
Trend #1: Bringing the Indoors Outside: Forget about uncomfortable lawn furniture. A spacious deck is the perfect setting for full size couches, comfortable chairs, coffee tables and other furniture that normally resides inside. Choose weather-proof fabrics and pieces of furniture that are heavy enough to stand up to a stiff wind without difficulty.
Trend #2: Cool Coastal Colors: Life in Framingham isn’t exactly beach front living, but you can be perfectly on trend by choosing sea-scape colors for your porch and patio decor. Talk to your Framingham home improvement company about having your deck built out of composite or PVC: there are so many colors to choose from, including the cool nautical blues that are this season’s hottest look.
Trend #3: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere: Do you have a green thumb? Have flower boxes and planters built into your new deck. These green features can be used for ornamental flowers – always stylish – or be part of the hyper local food movement and grow your own fruits and vegetables. Strawberries grow well in containers as do tomatoes, cucumbers, and other garden favorites. Do you kill plants just by looking at them? You can still embrace the flower theme with decorate elements – incorporate a floral motif into cushion and pillow fabrics or use colorful flower outdoor wall art.
Trend #4: Cooking Outdoors: Porches and decks are great spaces for entertaining. Have your Framingham home improvement company add an outdoor kitchen feature, which can include a grill, cook top, or other cooking center, as well as refrigeration and clean up sinks, to your existing deck or build one new. Also popular: outdoor kitchens that are in free-standing gazebos, a little away from the house – great if you’re into smoking meats or doing serious bbq!