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Backyard Design Trends for 2014

We’re expecting another snowstorm in the Northeast this week, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t dreaming of warmer weather. In fact, we’re already thinking about how to revamp our backyards this spring. Keep reading to see some of the top design trends for 2014.

outdoor 2014 trends

Gardens

Garden designs this season are focused on one major selling point: low maintenance. The average homeowner doesn’t have the time or the patience to spend hours each week tending to their gardens. (If it’s something you love doing, then more power to you!) Most consumers are opting for flower gardens with fewer types of blooms or even container gardens to help reduce maintenance.

Outdoor Entertainment

Many homeowners are opting to take entertaining outdoors whenever possible, creating, essentially, weatherproof living spaces outside. Outdoor kitchens, sound systems and weatherproof televisions all add to this feeling, along with comfortable, sturdy furniture that can withstand being outside without sacrificing comfort.

Lighting

With homeowners using their backyard spaces as an extension of their home, lighting has become a necessity to transition these spots from day to night. Solar-powered lamps, string lights and fire pits are all excellent sources of light for spending nights outdoors.

Are you planning to make any upgrades to your outdoor space this year? If so, leave us a comment and let us know!

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