The warm weather season always seems too short, doesn't it? As a homeowner we know you are continuously seeking ways to enhance your outdoor spaces and maximize the time spent outside on sunny days and warm evenings. From eco-friendly choices to outdoor living spaces that are both unique and comfortable, here are the top five trends that are making a statement outside.
Outdoor Living Spaces
Homeowners are looking to make the most of their outdoor spaces by expanding the use of their indoor living spaces to the outdoors. Fully equipped outdoor kitchens, complete with preparation counters, pizza ovens, grill islands, and appliances, are becoming increasingly popular. Outdoor living rooms with comfortable seating, area rugs, fireplaces, and large-screen TVs are trending in 2023. Define your inviting gathering spaces with creative paver designs, such as different styles and colours, contrasting borders, and vertical elements like steps, low walls, and pillars.
Use an assortment of pavers in various shapes, textures, sizes, and colours to add individual style and character to your outdoor patio. Mix and match them to create different patterns or a pixelated effect that is both visually appealing and conceals stains and marks.
The Hexagon Shape
The hexagon shape is making a comeback in bathroom and kitchen backsplashes, as well as wallpaper patterns. Now, you can find the six-sided paver shape such as Unilock’s Granito in outdoor patios and walkways. For a unique look, honour the geometric pattern by leaving the pavers whole on the edges of your project.
Permeable pavers are an environmentally friendly choice, reducing the amount of water that flows into public drains, which can become overloaded during a major storm event. The paver joints allow water to flow through into a gravel base below, where it is naturally absorbed back into the ecosystem. Permeable pavers are ideal for a large patio, pool deck, or driveway, especially in areas where municipalities are limiting the amount of impervious surface space allowed on your property.
Seating on a Wall
Low seat walls are a straightforward yet striking way to provide additional seating around a fire pit, water feature, small-space patio, flower bed, or raised garden, making it easier and more comfortable to tend the garden. With a versatile system like Unilock’s U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System, you can build your seat wall that is both functional and visually appealing.
Spice up your backyard gatherings with firepits! Whether you're a fan of s'mores, hot dogs, or marshmallows, a firepit is the perfect addition to take your outdoor experience to the next level. Choose from - classic, contemporary, and rustic to easily create a fun-filled gathering space that's perfect for all ages.
LED Landscape Lighting
Light up your outdoor living space with LED landscape lighting this year! Landscape lighting designs are not only stunning and energy-efficient, but they also provide safety at night making them the perfect addition to your backyard design.
Whether you want to add a warm and cozy feel to your backyard or create a romantic ambiance for your patio, landscape lighting can help you achieve your desired look. Landscape lighting products are not only aesthetically pleasing but also durable, ensuring that you'll enjoy your new lighting for years to come. Illuminate your outdoor living space and make your backyard the envy of the neighbourhood!
Have you noticed any inspirational paver trends? Let us help you turn your ideas into reality. Contact us today as a Unilock Authorized Contractor today for a free estimate or design consultation.