The American Society of Landscape Architects noted the growing popularity of the outdoor living space in its 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey.
In the survey, architects rated the popularity of outdoor home design features based on what they’d been asked to design. Outdoor living, defined as outdoor kitchens and entertainment spaces, ranked at 92%. Other popular trends included fire pits or fireplaces (95.4%), as well as installed benches, ledges, and seatwalls (97.7%).
Trex’s outdoor storage drawers, made under license by NatureKast Products, allow homeowners to keep pool equipment, outdoor accessories, and even ice handy without lugging around heavy coolers or plastic deck bins. Available in single or stacked units, the storage spaces can be built into a wall or stand alone as a deck bench for extra seating. 800.289.8739, trex.com
El Dorado Stone’s 48-inch Mezzaluna artisan fire bowl is handcrafted in Southern California from a blend of limestone aggregate, minerals, and other materials. Its smooth design and soft texture aims to achieve an exquisite, modern look and is designed with earthy outdoor living spaces in mind. All fire bowls ship with black lava rock media. 800.925.1491, eldoradostone.com
MoistureShield added a Brazilian Chestnut color to its Pro Series Capstock decking line. The Pro Series combines a wood-plastic composite core with a deeply embossed cap coating for fade-, stain-, scratch-, and slip-resistance. The Brazilian Chestnut option offers rich, natural-looking surface color variations from light to deep brown. 866.729.2378, moistureshield.com
Azek’s Vintage collection aims to capture the look of aged woodgrain decking with embossing patterns and fine textured lines. Made of capped cellluar PVC, the product is available in Mahogany, Cypress, and Dark Hickory. The Vintage collection is stain-, mildew-, and scratch-resistant. Additionally, the collection is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. 877.275.2935, azek.com
Feeney’s vibrant railings are suitable for stand-out designs or sports team themes. Part of the DesignRail collection, the railings come in colors such as Red Hot Red, Margarita Green, and Not a Mellow Yellow. Railings are made in part with recycled materials and feature an AAMA-2604 powder-coated finish for color retention, impact resistance, and weather protection. 800.888.2418, feeneyinc.com
Danver’s stainless steel outdoor kitchens include a new line of cabinet doors in conjunction with the company’s Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchen brand. The new cabinet designs include woodgrain patterns in teak, cherry, and bamboo. Other styles, such as copper patina, are also available for purchase. Cabinets are protected from the elements by a single-color powder coating. 888.441.0537, danver.com