The new year is just around the corner and, while the construction and landscaping industries have been impacted by the housing slowdown, 2019 is looking like a promising year. Homeowners, property managers, and realtors alike are realizing the benefits of outdoor living space. Creating living space outside adds curb appeal to your home, plus, whether it’s a family, single person, or a couple, that space becomes a valued area for entertaining. As we move into the new year, hardscaping continues to be a popular upgrade for people. Here are some trends you can expect for the upcoming year:

 

Comfortable Gathering:

People want a place to gather with friends and family. Versatility  is the key. Creating a space that can be both for entertaining guests and relaxing with family will continue to be a big trend next year.

 

Sustainable Products:

Sustainability is a concern for many people. Using eco-friendly products that help with water conservation and runoff. Not only can hardscaping add value to your property, it can also help you go green!

 

Outdoor Family Room:

Another trend is to have covered outdoor spaces that people can enjoy all year. This essentially becomes a second living room perfect for game nights and entertaining. Whether you want everything you’d find in a rec room including television, or you want a space to play ping pong, creating an outdoor living space can become both.

 

Natural and Neutral:

Another trend we’ll continue to see is to entangle hardscape installations with landscaping. When you tie the two together you get a natural elegance that adds depth to the space. Neutral colors and a lean toward “griege” (gray and beige) tones bring an elemental and tranquil vibe to your outdoor oasis.

Elegant Pathways:

Attention to detail will be another trend in 2019. Beyond the outdoor space, people are paying closer attention to the details of walkways and paths. An option is to just highlight and hardscape the pathways that lead to a traditional outdoor space. Stone, lighting, landscaping make the paths the focal point of a relaxing space.