Jun 30, 2022

5 Outdoor Living Trends to Consider For Your Custom Home in 2022

If you’re a custom homeowner living on Vancouver Island, you know that taking advantage of the outdoors in the summer is essential before the rainier months take over. Whether you have a wrap-around deck, a sprawling backyard, or a small patio, making the most out of your outdoor spaces can provide a peaceful escape and a deeper connection to nature. Here are five outdoor living trends to consider for your custom home in 2022.

1. TAKE THE OFFICE OUTDOORS
Remote work is still a popular option for many with work-from-home setups becoming an essential staple to every home. But have you considered setting up a workspace outdoors? In an article by Forbes, studies have shown that working outside leads to improved energy and concentration while reducing stress and inflammation. Whether you transform a garden shed into a small office or add a table, chair, and electrical bar to a small corner of your deck, you can enhance your well-being and productivity with a few breaths of fresh air.
2. DOUBLE THE SPACE WITH DOUBLE THE FUNCTION
Modularity is the buzzword for 2022. Using furniture like patio sectionals and benches adds versatility to your outdoor haven. Whether you need to create distance (or get up close and personal), store extra cushions, or bust out an extra table, modular furniture will help you get the most out of outdoor living in your custom home.
3. SEAMLESS TRANSITIONS FROM INSIDE TO OUT
Making outdoor spaces an extension of indoor living is becoming increasingly popular. The lines are blurring with custom home interior designs carrying through to the outdoors. From full sliding doors that open to wrap-around decks to pergolas that can protect you from changing weather, your custom home essentially gains an extra room to enjoy. Consider adding details like rugs, tabletop decor, and planters to really make it feel like another part of your custom home’s interior.
4. MIX UP YOUR MATERIALS
This year, forget about matching patio furniture sets and get creative! Mixing materials like cement, wicker, and wood adds visual interest and creates the same layered look as indoor spaces. You can create cohesion in other ways by considering colours, shapes, or theme instead. If you don’t know where to start, try light wood tones as these work great in neutral spaces. Bonus if you’re choosing eco-friendly materials too (a secondary custom home trend for 2022).
5. BRING ON THE HEAT
Staycations are here to stay with travel remaining unpredictable. Sprucing up your outdoor space to feel more like an escape is another growing trend this year. Two popular ways custom homeowners are upgrading their backyards include expanded cooking areas and adding resort-style features like fire tables. Whether you purchase an outdoor pizza oven, add a small bar space with patio heaters, or create a cozy seating area around a fire, don’t be afraid to heat things up outdoors to maximize your time in fresh summer air.
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