June 22, 2014

7 Trends To Include In Your New Patio

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The sky’s quite literally the limit when it comes to patio design, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the design options. Our advice to our Long Island landscape design clients is to picture your ideal summer afternoon on your new patio. Are you teaching the kids to make s’mores? Hosting an elaborate outdoor barbecue? Practicing yoga next to a gentle waterfall? Floating lazily in your new pool? Still need some inspiration? Check out these seven great design features to include in your dream patio.

1. Fireplaces & Fire Pits

Make your patio a year-round living space with a cozy fire. With a beautiful stone fireplace  or built-in gas fire pits, you’ll be cuddling by the flames or roasting marshmallows every night!

2. Built In Seating

Do you love to host a crowd? Ensure every guest has a seat by utilizing retaining walls and bar-height seating for entertaining.

3. Waterfalls & Fountains

Create a soothing space with custom water features, from natural waterfalls to minimalist fountains. You can even integrate a waterfall into a pool.

4. Gourmet Outdoor Kitchens

Indulge your inner Martha and don’t miss a minute of the party with a tricked-out summer kitchen, complete with appliances, cabinets, and countertops!

5. Built In BBQs

Grill masters will love the convenience and durability of a custom built-in barbecue.

6. Swimming Pools

Families and fitness buffs alike will appreciate the luxury of a private swimming pool alongside the patio.

7. Designer Appeal

Take your patio aesthetics to the next level by utilizing artisan touches like brick & stone veneer, natural stone, and custom paver patio patterns.

Are you inspired to make your own dream patio a reality? Contact our Long Island landscape design team today to get an expert’s input on your plans.


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