A Shift to Simplistic Designs
Boomers, gen-xers and millennial’s want simple outdoor spaces. Extending their home’s functional space by improving their yards to bring entertaining outside. They want Modern Backyard Designs focused on minimalism, neutral colors, clean design lines and environmentally-friendly materials. The key to this trend: More enjoyable outdoor time – less maintenance time.
Inner-city or Suburban
It’s not the Size, It’s the Design
Outdoor Design Elements
Fire pits/fireplaces (66.0 percent);
Lighting (65.4 percent);
Seating/dining areas (64.0 percent);
Outdoor furniture (59.1 percent);
Outdoor kitchens (58.8 percent);
Decking (i.e., rooftop decking, etc.) (53.6 percent);
Grills (50.0 percent);
Movie/TV/video theaters, wireless/internet, stereo systems (48.0 percent);
Outdoor heaters (40.5 percent);
Stereo systems (36.9 percent);
Pools and spa features (hot tubs, Jacuzzis, whirlpools, indoor/outdoor saunas) (36.9 percent);
Utility storage (32.3 percent);
Hammocks (29.2 percent);
Outdoor cooling systems (including fans) (28.5 percent); and
Showers/baths (22.9 percent).
Leave It to More Experts
2020 from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) trends: “Foundational landscape elements remain on homeowners’ wish lists, but modern updates and technology are now a top priority. With a wave of design and technical innovations, our members report that ornate hardscaping, contemporary features, lush gardens and smart irrigation are all trending and will influence landscape designs across the country in 2020,” said Britt Wood, CEO of NALP. “This year’s trends showcase how homeowners of all generations desire a striking, custom and well-maintained outdoor space that benefits their community and the environment.” In 2020, NALP predicts five trends will define outdoor spaces:
Ornate, Geometric Hardscaping
Contemporary and Transitional Landscape Design
Bountiful Shades of Blue
Your Style, Your Design
One-click – Technology
Homeowners want to enjoy their yards all year long with all-season play, entertaining, and relaxing.
Dog-related recreation area (68.0 percent);
Designated area for other outdoor recreation (61.5 percent););
Swimming pools (36.8 percent);
Hot tubs/whirlpools/Jacuzzis (29.3 percent);
Outdoor gym (28.6);
Lap pools (27.2 percent);
Basketball courts (16.6 percent);
Lawn croquet (13.9 percent);
Saunas (11.8 percent); and
Nothing better than enjoying friends and family outside to put a smile-on-your-face and to help put-your-phone-down. Plenty to do in this landscape design: Pool & Spa, Putting Green, Firepit w/Seat wall, Poolside Dining, Bar & Kitchen, and Outdoor Theater – Living Room.
Get out into nature, take a ‘yardcation’ . . . the Folske’s foursome – have this amazing design to live-in and grow-up-in. Outdoor Living/TV, Bar Kitchen, Dining Area w/Grill Island, Firepit w/modern seat walls, 2 lawn areas with boulder steps, and Lounge Privacy Nook.
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Until next time . . . Get Outside Portland!
Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services
Landscape Blogger, Keeping One Step Ahead
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