Summer is here, and that means many Dallas-Southlake homeowners are thinking about what outdoor living space improvements and additions they want for their home. Being “cooped up” as a result of the pandemic, has created an boom in interest for those wanting new or improved outdoor living spaces. All of us home dwellers recognize that spending time outside boosts mood and provides a tranquil escape to enjoy the outdoors among family and friends.
As part of our commitment to you, Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake keeps abreast of the hottest outdoor living trends happening and translate those trends into our designs.
Reading some of the latest data from Realtor.com, outdoor spaces ranks among the top three features homeowners find most valuable when looking for a new home. Prospective buyers looking for their next home rank outdoor living at the top of their wish list. Although our services do not solely cater to those in the process of selling their home, it is good to know investing in a patio, porch or other outdoor space will fetch a higher ROI if you ever do!
As building rolls on full steam ahead in the peak of this year’s outdoor living season, here are 4 key trends to watch are popular among Dallas-area homeowners this year.
Larger Spaces are the New Normal for Outdoor Living
Gone are the days when a single patio or deck was the standard design request. Our Dallas and Southlake-area clients come to the table with a combination design on their minds 99.9% of the time. The trend towards more spacious, versatile spaces that work in unison have become the new normal. Homeowner now seek to create outdoor spaces complete with multiple rooms – like full living rooms, outdoor kitchens and grilling areas, fire features and more. Folks now want to carry out many functions outdoors in one large outdoor enjoyment area. Makes you sort of wonder why we would ever choose to go back indoors again, doesn’t it?
Additionally, once again we want to mention when it comes time to consider selling, outdoor features such as private backyards, decks and patios rank among the top three “must-haves” for new homebuyers – an added bonus and peace of mind for homeowners considering adding or renovating these areas.
Tech Savvy Outdoor Living
Technology and convenience to technology is increasing the need for outdoor living spaces design with that functionality in mind. Enhanced electrical capabilities and internet connectivity are now commonplace in outdoor design. Archadeck also realizes the rise in remote work and outdoor office needs furthers these necessities. Our designed come with electrical outlets, LED lighting, and even an area designated to mount a TV. We also take heating and cooling into mind through the use of ceiling fans and infrared heaters, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits.
Neutrals are Still King – With Gray on Top!
From a purely aesthetic perspective, neutrals and minimalistic color palettes remain king. Gray is considered among many design professionals to be the new neutral and this trend is spilling over from interior spaces into our outdoor spaces. With Ultimate Gray named one of Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year, we expect to see an influx in gray tones in outdoor space design this year. Just look at the popularity and staying power of interior paint shades like Sherwin Williams’ Agreeable Gray for instance. Earth tones, warm wooden hues, cool grays dominate stain and stamp patio tones, hardscapes and low-maintenance decks. There is even a new word to describe neutrals that have beige and gray --- greige! The best thing about choosing neutrals is that they deliver timeless appeal without running the risk of your project looking dated in the future.
Examples of stain and stamp colors.
Modular and Geometric Patio Design
Geometric patterns in patio design create clean lines and simple formats that make a space feel uncluttered and fresh. Many of these patterns can be achieved through our stain and stamp process. Our patio designs provide more design options to suit your personal style.
Outdoor Living Season Is Already Upon Us, So Don’t Delay In Giving Us A Call!
Whether you’re adding a simple patio, a shade structure or a combination of several outdoor living structures, we would love to design and build your project. Why wait? Contact Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake today to schedule a design consultation for your new or expanded outdoor living space.
Agustin & Amanda Garza, owners Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake.