Outdoor living spaces, which have been growing in popularity, were top projects for 2020. Houzz Editor Anne Colby describing a “particularly strong interest in major outdoor projects.” While many people may enjoy entertaining around the kitchen island, the pandemic has prompted many to improve their outdoor spaces to make it easier to just relax or have people over without bringing a crowd inside.
If you’re considering building a patio, installing a pool or an outdoor kitchen – don’t wait until Spring. Winter is actually the best time to get started. Nearly 4 in 5 homeowners report they were thinking about changes that could help them enjoy their homes more, with outdoor projects at the top of the wish list. Outdoor spaces are no longer just a place to hang out during downtime. They have become a space of productivity as more people are working and learning remotely.
BEAT THE RUSH
Starting your outdoor plans now means you can get ahead of the rush of people reaching out to contractors and designers due to last seasons demand as well as access to a larger inventory of product. Contractors get flooded with requests for patios, pools and outdoor fire features, especially since the pandemic started. Last year there were shortages on some materials and the contractors were overwhelmed with requests.
When you’re stuck inside on cold winter days, or are going into another stretch of snow days, take some time to get outdoor inspiration from places like Houzz and Pinterest. You can also check out the Powell Stone & Gravel’s Design Inspiration page for real-life ideas on how to make the most of your outdoor space. Popular outdoor living features also include luxuries like premium lighting, fire pits, fireplaces and comfortable/durable Polywood furniture.
Stop by one of our 3 locations to speak with our knowledgeable staff that can guide you through the steps to make your outdoor living space dreams a reality.