Outdoor living today means a lot more than a few lounge chairs scattered across your patio. Homeowners are embracing the idea of outdoor “rooms.” They want the same amount of comfort and convenience from their porches and decks as they do their living rooms. Smart homeowners realize that an outdoor living project is a great way to extend the square footage of your home.
Pinterest recently released a report about the top 100 trends based on Pinning activity. And the outdoor living and home design categories are exploding. There’s currently more than 14 billion outdoor living looks on Pinterest and the category continues to grow. Here are the biggest trends in outdoor living that we are predicting for 2018 based on what’s hot on Pinterest.

Outdoor Furniture That (Looks Like it) Belongs Inside

The easiest and most visually striking way homeowners can create a flawless outdoor retreat is by furnishing it with stylish and attractive furniture. There are a plethora of options available to match the discerning tastes of anyone’s style. With improvements in materials and fabrics, you can have a fully-upholstered outdoor collection that looks as if it belongs in your living room. Our Outdoor Living board is filled with furniture collections fit for the indoors, but are made for anything but.

Patio Bars and Wine Rooms for Entertaining

Patio bars are on the rise with a large assortment of finishing materials and resources now available to homeowners. The Pinterest category of “outdoor bar” is one of the fastest growing and searched type of Pins. So, it’s no wonder people are adding them to their outdoor space. And with the increased popularity of wine, wine rooms have also made their debut in outdoor living. This Pin of a wine bar incorporated into an outdoor kitchen is the perfect example.

Seamless Outdoor Heating

It wasn’t that long-ago Pennsylvania homeowners were relegated to the indoors for most of the year due to cold and hot weather issues. Sophisticated and low energy heating units embedded into the ceiling of outdoor living areas make them a year-round space for enjoying. PA Landscape Group utilizes offerings from Bromic Heating. They offer two distinctive ranges – Platinum Smart-Heat™ gas and electric heaters, and the Tungsten Smart-Heat™ electric, gas or portable outdoor heaters. All of their options are stylish and of a high-quality design to bring lasting warmth into your outdoor space.

Fashionable Flooring

Kick off your shoes and get comfortable in your outdoor space. In 2018 homeowners are going to treat the floors of their outdoor living space as another design feature. From stone to tile, the durability and style of floorings now available is at its peak. If you want to really bring your outdoor space together, an outdoor rug can bring a warm and inviting look, begging for some barefoot action.

And, Always Fire Features

For years, having an outdoor fireplace is something of a dream for most homeowners. It does not matter if you have your fire feature on the patio or your porch, this has always been a great way to improve your outdoor living area. They extend the amount of time that homeowners can be outside and become a compelling gathering spot for visitors. If you believe that you are not going to get enough use out of a fireplace, you can get some amazing fire pits that serve the same purpose. Our Fire Feature board has every type of place, pit, and feature to get you really fired up.

Whether you are looking into adding a new outdoor living space or if you’re just wanting to update your space, you need to be in on these trends. 2018 is going to be a fantastic year in outdoor living and we can’t wait to get started!