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Why Homeowners Are Falling in Love with Outdoor Features in 2014

By Botanical Decorators
February 26, 2014

A recent survey by found that there’s little men and women can agree on when it comes to the perfect home design. But there’s one thing everybody’s gushing about in 2014: outdoor features. In fact, 54 percent of women and 46 percent of men surveyed reported that outdoor living spaces make them fall in love with a home.

So if you’re looking for a way to make your property stand out or want to live in luxury all the time, choosing the right combination of outdoor features can be just what you need. Botanical Decorators specializes in high-end landscape design throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. so call us if you’d like to schedule a consultation or keep reading to learn more!

What Can Outdoor Features Do for Your Property?

Homeowners today tend to view their landscapes as extensions of their indoor living spaces, finding that the right outdoor features can create a comfortable, stylish design to match that of the home interior. In fact, the lines are often blurred between inside and out, offering the homeowner more living space than ever. And of course, installing elegant, beautiful, and functional outdoor features can also increase the value of your property!

Outdoor Living Spaces for the Home

To add distinction and beauty to your home, you’ll want to create outdoor living spaces that act like rooms. That means creating outdoor dining rooms within the patio or living rooms in the porch, to name a few examples.

The following unique outdoor features tend to be especially popular:

  • Outdoor kitchens – Homeowners are no longer limiting themselves to simple grilling stations and patio spaces. With a complete kitchen setup and spaces for food preparation, seating, and storage, you can bring all the convenience and comfort of an indoor kitchen outside. Some popular options include: bar seating, wine coolers, built-in barbecue grills, refrigeration, and more.
  • Fire featuresFireplaces and fire pits can allow you to enjoy your landscape year-round (along with all the other outdoor features in your design), creating a more scenic and comfortable space. They’ve grown especially popular as centerpieces in landscape and patio designs, while also creating romantic nooks within your property.
  • Decks and porches– This is the utmost extension of the home as it tends to offer plenty of space to maximize functionality, comfort, and style. The biggest trends focus on creating larger decks with multiple levels, adding pergolas and walls for definition and privacy, and integrating unique features in the design for storage and style. You may also want to consider using similar materials and furniture to your home interior to extend that look and feel outside.

View our services page for more outdoor features that can bring your home from boring to botanical.

Design & Install Outdoor Features in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.

Are you ready to create outdoor living spaces in your backyard? Whether you want a large, custom porch with lighting and seating areas or a patio space with an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit, we can help you create a design that’s thoughtful and inspiring.

Fall in love with your home all over again—contact Botanical Decorators today for a design consultation concerning outdoor features in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C.!


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