The Dream Backyard for The Entertaining Homeowner

patio space with kitchen and table

Bonfires and cookouts are a staple and a cherished part of summers in the Midwest! As a homeowner, you take pride in creating an inviting and enjoyable space for entertaining guests. Modern landscaping can take your outdoor experience to the next level. With sleek designs and functional elements, you can create a space that is not only beautiful but also practical. Here are the 7 most popular trends we are seeing in 2023.

Outdoor Grill Stations / Built-in Kitchens: Elevate your next barbeque with a full outdoor kitchen! There are so many ways to personalize this outdoor space to make it fit you and your family. Pizza lovers? Add a pizza oven! Love ice cold drinks? Include an ice chest or outdoor refrigerator. Add storage and trash receptacle with built in drawer storage. This area will be the center for the party, no more being left alone on the grill while everyone else gathers elsewhere.

Water Feature: Add style and luxury to your backyard with a modern pool or hot tub area. Can you picture yourself lounging by the pool on a beautiful summer day? If you have little kids maybe a residential splash pad is something you’d consider for your backyard.

Fire: Cozy up your summer nights with s’mores by the fire! Fire pits have evolved, you can add fire fixtures in all shapes and sizes. add a fireplace, fire table, fire bowl or keep it classic with a firepit. These fixtures can add a focal point to your outdoor gatherings.

Comfy Seating Areas: Make your guests feel relaxed and comfortable by offering seating options for them to hang out by! You can add seating by adding a bar area, sofas, or a dining table.

Gazebos, Pavilions, Pergolas: Help keep your guests out of the elements with covered shelter and provide protection no matter what the weather might be. No more having to cancel plans over a little rain!

Accessories: Now that all the hardscaping is done it is time to think of entertainment. Perhaps a sound system for music, outdoor TV or outdoor lighting to complete your outdoor space. Outdoor lighting can create a warm and inviting atmosphere to keep your guests comfortable into the night. The TV pictured above is in a TV cabinet, that goes up and down as needed!  

Of Course, we cannot forget plants and lush greenery to tie your backyard together. Your plantings will add color, personality and soften the space. Materials like flagstone and natural stone are outselling concrete. Modern landscaping is the perfect way to elevate your outdoor space and create the perfect space for entertaining and relaxing.

All 3D images were created by our design team for current clients.