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3 Outdoor Home Features You Need to Know About in 2021

3 Outdoor Home Features You Need to Know About in 2021

The U.S. continues to suffer through a pandemic that seems to have no end. Socializing and recreation has become difficult; however, Americans are adapting. Since outdoor gathering is safer than indoor, homeowners are extending their living spaces outside. This has triggered new trends in landscape and home renovation markets. Here are 3 popular outdoor home features you need to know about in 2021:

Year-Round Patios

Patios are no longer restricted to springtime afternoons and summer nights. With more families celebrating their holidays and birthdays outside, designers are reimagining these outdoor living spaces. Think of it as an extension of your home, complete with cozy furniture and decorative accents. You can even install an outdoor kitchen, showcasing sparkling stone countertops and a built-in grill.

To accommodate year-round use, consider the type of weather conditions you’ll experience in your area. If it tends to get hot, install misters, fans, and outdoor marble flooring to keep cool. For cold seasons, utilize heaters and outdoor stone fireplaces and firepits. To enjoy your patio in the rain, build a roof or covering to keep everything dry. Imagine sitting outside with a warm beverage, watching the rain fall. Your all-weather patio just might be your new favorite place to be.

Front Yard Living Spaces

Front yard living spaces have long been popular in the south and countryside areas. There’s nothing like sitting on a porch swing with a glass of sweet tea, right? You can converse with your neighbors or wave hello to passersby. In 2021, this tradition is extending to towns, suburbs, and even some urban areas. 

Now you don’t have to build a front porch or wraparound deck to enjoy front yard living. Simply carve out an area to create a small patio. Choose natural materials, like limestone pavers or terracotta, to make the area blend with the environment and provide curb appeal. Then select a few beautiful furniture pieces, like a bench, rocking chair, and small table. Complete the look with potted plants and some soft lighting.

Privacy Walls

Some people would like to enjoy the great outdoors with a little privacy. A natural stone privacy wall can allow you to read, tan, or relax in solitude. It also can enclose an outdoor shower or hot tub — so feel free to soak under the stars! Some architects even use walls to hide unsightly views. Why stare at your neighbor’s mess of a yard when you can enjoy the beauty of natural stone?

Choose Impression For Your Custom Outdoor Feature

Impression has served the South Bay area for over a quarter of a century. As a leading natural stone dealer, we’re up on the latest outdoor design trends. We carefully curate each stone material, selecting the highest quality marble, limestone, or reclaimed terracotta. Our artisans then custom-make each piece, using hand-carving techniques and state-of the-art tools. If you can dream it, we can create it. To learn more about these outside trends and to get started on your home project, give us a call or visit our showroom. You’re going to love the unique and long-lasting beauty that our natural stone features bring to your yard.