Thinking about remodeling?
Think out of the box. As in, outdoors.
Wondering what’s trending when it comes to the best in backyard living?
These days, customized rear porches, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, pools/pool baths, fireplaces and patios are transforming backyards all over East Dallas into more easily utilized extensions of the home.
“Distinctive touches, such as custom lighting, high-end audio-visual and folding door systems can really maximize the utility of outdoor spaces,” says Bella Vista Company partner Sara Haley.
Once you step off the back porch, synthetic turf is beginning to rival real grass as a comfortable-to-walk-on outdoor covering. “It’s easy to maintain and keeps looking good for years, thanks to new turf technology,” she says.
“Mixing in textures of wood, stone, tile and concrete can also create an interesting transition from your interior to your backyard.”
And when it comes to the latest technology to keep out the bugs, almost-invisible retractable screens are a great choice – they’re smartphone controlled and make it easy to live outdoors year-round.
So now that you know the hottest options for outdoor living: How do you put together a custom plan for your home that will wow friends and give you the biggest bang for your budget?