2014 Outdoor Design Trend #1: Outdoor entertaining and dining areas

Expand a deck or use landscaped space to integrate functional patio furniture that meet your needs.

We’ve put together a list of 6 outdoor living and landscape construction design trends that fine homeowners have been asking The Cavalry to integrate into their yard this season. We’ll be reviewing the top 6 trends over the next few weeks.

Our first outdoor design trend is outdoor entertaining and dining areas.

Outdoor seating and dining areas are a great option for entertaining family or guests. It’s also a great way to relax and wind-down in your own backyard.

Things to consider are the type and arrangement of seating you’re interested in – do you want one large table or a number of small tables? Would you prefer lounge chairs, couches and/or coffee tables? Consider the amount of direct sun and the potential need for a retractable or permanent awning to keep you cool on sunny days.

There are so many styles and colours available for fabric and other materials that you can create a personal and unique living space.

If you’re looking for a unique seating feature for the backyard, how about a custom designed gazebo? Gazebos are both trendy and charming – they are great for morning tea or coffee and are the perfect place sit, relax and catch up with friends.

Enjoy the warm air and sunshine in the spring and summer months, or the fresh, cool breeze in fall and winter. Outdoor entertaining and dining areas are perfect year-round, for any occasion.