Outdoor Trends That are in for 2018 in Southern California

Homeowners who are thinking about taking on an outdoor renovation project for 2018 but don't have a specific idea yet, might want to consider some of the hottest trends in Southern California for the coming year. The beginning of a new year is always a good time to take stock, and give some thought to ways that outdoor space can be made more appealing, more functional, and more livable. Your San Diego home builders and remodeling experts suggest some of the following ideas for this year's backyard makeover.

Unique And Popular Pool Designs

While standard rectangular pool designs will never really go out of style, you might want to consider something a bit more exotic-looking, i.e. something shaped out of the ordinary. You might be surprised to learn how many different designs a pool can have , for instance the Montego, the Santa Barbara, or the Acapulco. An accompanying deck, outdoor barbecue station, or a bar area can turn your backyard into an instant entertainment area that all your friends and neighbors will appreciate.

Incorporating Natural Elements

This is a lot easier than you might think, and with the help of San Diego's best custom home builders, your backyard can become the perfect combination of natural elements and typical home decor. An arrangement of attractive rocks or a small garden of flowers and/or produce can be a great start. Then you can move on to bigger things with a field stone fire pit or barbecue station. And to incorporate a water element as well, you can install a small pond or a beautiful cascading mini-waterfall to give the whole scene an idyllic outdoor appeal.

Sustainable Design

The best custom home builders in San Diego recommend a sustainable outdoor design that will be capable of withstanding the dry summer days as well as the wetter days of winter time. This strategy calls for using plants that are more tolerant of drought, a reduction of grassy areas, and gardens which require very little care or maintenance. The beauty of sustainable design is that you won't have to dream up replacement ideas every year or two, because the components of your setup can do very well all on their own.

Outdoor Living Room Furniture & Colorful Fabrics

You don't have to settle anymore for outdoor furniture that slowly loses its appeal and its functionality to the elements - now you can have finely upholstered, comfortable furniture in the backyard which is as nice as anything set in your home's interior. Upholstery, cushions, and accessories can all help liven up the area with bright colors that complement the natural greens and browns prevalent in your outdoor living space.

Fire Features

An outdoor fireplace or fire pit can be like a magnet for friends, relatives, and neighbors - you'll probably be hanging out with friends you didn't even know you had if you install one of these charming and functional units. What could be more relaxing or more comfortable than lounging around on a patio, circled around an outdoor fire? A fireplace can have a standalone setup in your yard, or it can serve as the centerpiece for a much more elaborate outdoor arrangement, which could even include a small outdoor kitchen. The only real limits are with your imagination!

Would you like some experienced help in building the outdoor space of your dreams? Whether it’s a unique pool design, a fire pit, or the outdoor living room you desire, our team of custom home builders would love to assist you. For more information or a quote, call (858) 793-4190, or fill out our contact form. We look forward to speaking with you.