There is no doubt the two words that describe Florida’s patio trends of 2019 are simple and functional. Gone are the days of cluttered, stand-alone patios with decorative yet useless furnishings (for now at least). This year, people are focused on getting the most out of their space!
Bringing the indoors out
For those looking to make major changes, a big trend that has endured over the past few years centers on merging your interior space with your patio. This goes beyond the classic French doors! Sliding glass panels can extend across entire rooms if desired, inviting the outdoors in, and creating a comfortable place to relax.
Outside, the trend continues with high-quality furniture that rebuffs the old standard of cheap patio furniture. Solid wood and highly durable fabrics are popular materials for living room style arrangements. Outdoor kitchens also reflect this trend, many of which rival the quality and aesthetic of luxury indoor kitchens!
Fully equipped kitchens
Gone are the days of running in and out of the house for food, utensils, spices, plates, drinks, you name it. People are opting to create a fully engaged outdoor dining experience, complete with a stocked refrigerator, oven, grill, food prep workspace, dining set and even a bar in many cases. To protect outdoor kitchens from the elements, partial enclosure is popular via a variety of design options from fabric canopies to fully constructed alcoves.
Dual purpose furniture
This is a great way to get the most out of your patio furniture and overcome any limitations in space. You can find chairs that raise up to reveal storage for cushions and side tables with hidden coolers. Another popular piece is the fire pit that doubles as a dining table. Visit any patio store and check out the multitude of multi-functional furniture.
While simplicity and function are big themes in current patio trends, it’s important to remember we live in Florida! Mosquitos and humidity are major considerations in planning outdoors spaces. I can help you find the ideal outdoor space for your needs! Call me today to learn more at 904.501.1830 or [email protected].