Memorial Day Weekend is the ultimate symbol of the start of Summer. It’s time to gas up the grill, open the pool, dust off the outdoor furniture, and soak in the gorgeous East Coast Summer sun with friends and family. It truly is a weekend that everyone marks on their calendar and if you plan on hosting Memorial Day festivities this year, you better start planning how your outdoor living space is going to look. An entertaining, well-kept, functional, and beautiful outdoor landscape sets the foundation for a fun-filled holiday party. That’s why we have put together a list of the 4 best outdoor living trends that you can add to your home in time for your Summer kick-off party.
Relax Around the Fire
A great way to add atmosphere and elegant function to your outdoor living space is with fire. That’s right, a custom fire pit or outdoor fireplace is a great addition because it can serve many purposes, in addition to the added aesthetic value. If the temperature dips, you still have a central place where everyone can gather outside, stay warm, and enjoy the Summer nights. And let’s not forget a fire pit is a great place for the kids to roast some “S’mores” for a late-night treat. You can choose from a variety of different materials from brick, tile, marble, or natural stone and there are plenty of different designs that can complement the rest of your backyard.
Set the Mood with Outdoor Lighting
for Your Home or Party Event
Create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for your Memorial Day party guests with custom outdoor lighting. There are many ways you can highlight the beauty of your home and outdoor space with lighting. Don’t be afraid to get creative either. Choose step and path lights, string lights, poolside lights, gas tiki torches, and even ones that change color. Plus, custom lights add great curb appeal, are an inexpensive way to accent landscaping, increase enjoyment and improve overall safety. Our Neave Décor team can even decorate your holiday or party events so you can relax and enjoy without the hassle.
Plantings for Beauty and Privacy
Today’s homeowners are always looking for ways to save money and energy and there are many great landscaping features that do just that. Energy-efficient LED landscape lighting is just one way to save on electric costs. You can also find energy-efficient solutions through landscaping. Planting trees throughout your yard can add much-needed shade for those hot summer days and can help cut air conditioning costs. Plus, with the right design they can add privacy around your outdoor living space. Our award-winning designers will create a landscape for you that’s beautiful and functional.
Custom Outdoor Kitchen
When you think of Memorial Day Weekend, you think of cooking a delicious meal on the grill. Now, a nice grill can suffice but a gorgeous custom outdoor kitchen can eliminate running back and forth to your kitchen. We’re talking state-of-the-art appliances, including a grill, sink, warming tray, kegerator, storage compartments, refrigerator, pizza oven, and a fully stocked beverage bar – All highlighted by stunning stonework and masonry. Trust us, a custom outdoor kitchen will set the tone for your holiday party and all your summer gatherings.
By adding some or all of these trends to your outdoor living space, you will not only have a great Memorial Day enjoy your yard all summer and extend your season right up until it snows. Start summer off on the right foot and create an outdoor atmosphere full of beauty, entertainment, and memories. For any help or recommendations on which of these trends and outdoor features may be best for you, contact Neave Group Outdoor Solutions, the #1 ranked pool builder in New York and Connecticut, #13 in the country and best landscape designer in Hudson Valley. We can design, install, and maintain all your outdoor living needs. Contact our team today and set up an appointment for a project manager to visit your home and chat with you about your vision for your outdoor paradise.
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