The Rising Popularity of Patios

Apr. 16th, 2015 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

Gone are the days when people only ventured to their backyards to mow the lawn, water their plants, or clean up after their dog. 

Today, it is becoming increasingly popular to view the outdoor space as an extension of the home, unifying the interior comforts with the raw beauty of nature. 

Nowadays, we aren’t just talking about finding that old, uncomfortable patio set and plunking it down on our patio as a place to eat. Fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, luxurious sofa seating – they are all being incorporated to create an outdoor living room, ultimately erasing the barrier between inside and out. 

Fireplaces and fire pits tend to be the most popular of all, as they create a focal point while also extending the outdoor living season by combating the chill in the air. These extensions of the home maximize entertaining space and appreciation of all that the outdoors has to offer. 

Not only does enhancing your patio provide many more opportunities to socialize, but it increases your home’s value. Visit the Design & Installation section of our website to see what McAdam can do to turn your patio dreams into a reality.

This Ask the Plant Expert column appeared as an advertorial in the April 8, 2015 edition of the Wednesday Journal, Forest Park Review & Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.