Anyone else wondering why Mother Nature just can’t decide on winter or spring!? At this point in the year, we are usually in full fledge work mode, but the recent snowstorm has pushed us back, yet again.
The one bonus to this unpredictable weather, is that you have more time to plan your dream property so you can have everything you want just in time for summer! To help you out, we have compiled a list of some of this year’s most popular and noteworthy trends. I am sure some will make it on your wish list!
Modern/Rustic – Cottage Vibes
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This style is a take on transitional designs. It focuses on incorporating modern elements into timeless, rustic designs. The mix of these two styles creates a truly unique and stunning landscape that will never go out of style.
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With outdoor entertaining being the primary focus for this 2018 season, you can expect to see a lot of natural stone outdoor kitchens, comfy outdoor living areas and custom cedar pavilions. They will be accessorized with landscape lighting and lush plants to complete a beautiful room, outside! Perfect for any party and occasion!
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It’s all about a variety of green grasses and shrubs, moving away from colourful perennials and annuals. While adding pops of colourful flowers will always be classic, implementing different shades of green seems to be on everyone’s wish list.
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Growing vegetable gardens at home has always been popular in more rural areas. One main benefit of this is knowing exactly what you are putting into your body! It is the purest form of ‘Organic’ (one you can trust), no harsh pesticides, chemicals, growth hormones and it eliminates the cycling of harmful, unnatural resources back into the environment. These reasons and more is why growing fresh veggies in ANY size backyard, is something you should consider. For smaller properties, consider a potted vegetable garden or a small raised garden bed.
Corten Steel – A very modern twist
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Be prepared to see a lot more of this contemporary steel. It is used to accent just about anything! Garden beds, steps, it can be used for fencing, fire pits, ponds or merely a sculpture to add a creative modern twist to your dream backyard oasis!
Outdoor Sports courts!
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This is trending for families with a more extensive backyard space! Adding this addition to your property provides hours of fun as one court can be equipped for multiple sports!
We are hoping for warmth very soon, in the meantime, we are diving headfirst into creating more blog posts. Stay tuned, we will be exploring everything from pools to gardening, construction to decor and everything in between.
What are your thoughts on the TRENDS for this summer season?
– Outdoor Lifestyles