People are integrating outdoor living into their daily lives by creating finished outdoor living rooms. Sophia suggests making simple changes to your existing outdoor space, no matter how large or small it is. Great solar outdoor lighting can be found at most home improvement stores. Weather treated umbrellas, cushions, and pillows are a great way to extend your interior to your exterior space whether it is a pool area, large deck, small yard, or covered balcony. Try to use similar colors as you have indoors when choosing fabrics for outdoors. There are so many great pattern choices in the market now that a little change can make a big difference.With Texas summers, potting some drought hardy herbs or planting flowers like lantana bring texture and color to a garden.
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The Prevailing Trend for Outdoor Living
"For the past few years we seem to move from the inside out. This time spent outdoors has contributed to the increase in outdoor grilling and cooking, thus the creation of outdoor kitchens. Bells and whistles found in interior gourmet kitchens are now present outside; Pizza ovens, ice makers, grilling stations, Viking appliances and wine refrigerators are part of this trend that is continuing strongly. The popularity of “Staycations”, which were initially driven by economic forces, has led to the desire to expand the interior home sanctuary beyond the backdoor. We are now designing and creating lush, relaxing, resort-like exteriors furnished with high-end outdoor all weather furniture, high performance outdoor flat screen televisions, fashionable accessories and rugs, pro-level outdoor kitchens, and outdoor lighting- all of which rivals indoor furnishings for beauty and functionality."
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