With our wonderful Arizona weather more and more people are looking to transform outdoor spaces to become an extension of their home. In fact, 64% of architecture firms are reporting increased interest in outdoor living spaces. Here are some tips from the folks at The Picket Fence on how to bring the comforts of your home to the great outdoors.

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor Living Spaces

Bringing the Comforts of Home Out To the Great Outdoors

People are starting to focus on transforming their outdoor spaces to become an extensions of their home.

According to a survey by the American Institute of Architects, 64% of architecture firms are reporting increased interest in outdoor living, with $31 billion in revenue for deck and patio construction. In fact, the U.S. landscaping service industry generates annual revenues of $50 billion from over 90,000 companies.

Fun fact: 85% of north Americans own a grill or smoker and 62% of those people use them year-round.

Popular Features of Outdoor Living

  • Dining Area
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Water Feature
  • Flowers and Plants
  • All Weather Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Televisions
  • Hardscaping

Tips for Creating an Outdoor Living Space

  • Strategically place the space proximity to the home.
  • Have a vision of the overall layout and feel.
  • Emphasize comfort.
  • Illuminate the area.
  • Stick to a budget.
  • Tackle the project in stages.
  • Use others as inspiration by Pinning them on Pinterest.