Embrace easy living and incorporate these open-concept design trends into your next home project. Perhaps an outdoor shower or a pergola would create a serene, peaceful feel for your space.
A pergola might be a simple structure, but it can transform your backyard into a highly usable outdoor living space that’s enjoyable in almost any weather. Modern options incorporate technology, and the panels can open, close, pivot and slide depending on your needs, whether that’s shade or protection from rain. StruXure has designed a number of customizable architectural elements, so your pergola integrates seamlessly with the look of your home.
Available through Pacific Rollshutters & Awnings
Understandably, outdoor lighting is often a case of function over style — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have both. For Cassina’s first outdoor lighting collection, which includes lantern and pendant styles, they looked to iconic design for inspiration. The Bollicosa Nautilus (left) and Singapore Sling combine Venetian blown glass traditions, resistant materials and advanced lighting technology.
Find local retailers at cassina.com
An outdoor fireplace acts as a focal point for your deck, patio or porch — and adds year-round enjoyment to the space. A gas option avoids the complications of restrictions around open backyard burning, and still enhances your outdoor living space with the glow of its dancing flames.
Valor’s L1 Linear outdoor fireplace, available through Ark@Home
A sleek and stylish outdoor shower makes for an unusual garden feature — and you can use it to cool down on warm days or to rinse off before a soak in the hot tub on those cooler evenings.
The freestanding Soho collection from JEE-O is characterized by the simplicity of the New York neighbourhood’s lofts. The collection is available in raw, black hammer coated stainless steel and multiple colours. Choose the colour to best suit your style and enjoy this fun design trend.
Brand available through Cantu Bathrooms and Hardware
Up the livability of your outdoor living room with finishing touches that borrow from the indoors — like adding a glazed porcelain that looks like an authentic hardwood floor, without the maintenance. Porcelain tile is a particularly strong form of ceramic, so ideal for patio applications, as long as it is textured so it isn’t slippery when wet. Daltile’s Saddle Brook XT glazed porcelain is available in four natural wood colours, so you can bring consistency to the overall look of your property.
Line available through Hourigan’s Flooring
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