5 Outdoor Living Trends of 2024

Do you have an outdoor space you want to make more welcoming and functional? No matter the size of your outdoor space, there are plenty of ways to create a welcoming and usable space. Here are some of the most popular outdoor living trends to try:

1. Smooth Indoor – Outdoor Transition

One of the most popular outdoor living trends continues to be a smooth indoor-to-outdoor living transition. You can achieve this by installing large sliding or folding glass doors that connect your home to an outdoor living space.

These large glass doors also allow a lot of natural light into your home, which can make you feel like you’re outside without actually being outside. This extra natural light can make your space feel bigger and also allows you to feel connected to nature. These are just a few of the benefits of installing glass sliding patio doors.

Check out the video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team installing sliding glass patio doors for this homeowner!

2. Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are another popular outdoor living trend and a great way to use a deck. Outdoor kitchens are a great feature to have especially if you do a lot of entertaining. You can add features like cooktops, fireplaces, plenty of counter space, custom-built pizza ovens, refrigerators, and even built-in seating.

Outdoor kitchens are a great way to create the perfect backyard vacation since they give you a lot more room for entertaining. Plus, you don’t need to constantly go back and forth between your indoor kitchen and outdoor entertaining space. Everything you need is right there and you can be in the middle of all the action and fun while still cooking!

Take a look at the time-lapse video below to see the Zephyr Thomas team building a deck addition for this homeowner!

3. Better Seating Options

When most people think of outdoor seating, they picture uncomfortable options like plastic chairs and tables. Many people are turning to much more comfortable and functional seating options for their outdoor living spaces. Investing in more comfortable seating is one of the easiest ways to upgrade a patio or deck.

Look for seating specifically made for the outdoors but yet has the comfort level you desire. Look for plush chairs, couches, and sectionals that are weather-resistant. Or, you can have built-in seating added to your outdoor living space.

Check out the video below to see Zephyr Thomas replace this homeowner’s patio with an upgraded and customized door and patio!

4. Smaller Decks or Patios

Don’t let a lack of space keep you from enjoying the outdoor living experience. A well-designed deck or patio is one of the ways to improve your backyard even if it’s relatively small.

Make sure to design your deck or patio with functionality at the forefront. This way, you can utilize every bit of space, giving you an intentionally designed and usable outdoor living space.

Check out the video below to see Zephyr Thomas building a small deck for this homeowner in the city!

5. Partially Covered or Enclosed Porches

If you want your outdoor living to continue through all of the seasons, an enclosed porch might be just what you’re looking for. Not only will it protect you from inclement weather, but it’s also a way to add more space to your home.

A patio enclosure featuring glass panels and screen options to increase airflow during warmer months. This is also a great option if you tend to have a lot of inclement weather, like rain. You can still enjoy an extra entertaining space that feels outdoors without actually being outside.

If you live in an area where you have moderate weather year-round or you don’t plan on using your outliving space throughout the year, a partially covered porch might be a good solution for you. A covered roof or awning can keep rain and sun at bay while you still enjoy the outdoors.

Take a look at the video below to see Zephyr Thomas installing a retractable awning for this homeowner!

Upgrade Your Outdoor Space With Zephyr Thomas

These outdoor living trends are a great way to get the most out of your backyard. Adding more outdoor living space and making the most of your outdoor space are great backyard makeover tips. If you’re ready to start implementing some of these outdoor living trends, call Zephyr Thomas at 717-399-4708 to start a free quote!