One of the most popular trends in 2013 is creating permanent living spaces outdoors with comfortable fabrics and furniture. Even small changes such as outdoor seating arrangements can make a big change, and turn your backyard into an extension of your home. New outdoor furniture is made to be fade-resistant and waterproof, making pieces more durable and last longer.
The outdoor kitchen also tops this year’s trends list. As with your indoor kitchen, outdoor kitchens provide a central gathering place for families and friends. Appliances are now built specifically to stand up to outdoor elements. Cooking outside can become part of your entertainment, as rotisserie grills, outdoor taps, and pizza ovens are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. Gone are the days of wet footprints in the house.