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Trends & Influences: Patio Perfect

Use your outdoor space for year-round entertaining and comfortable living with patio perfect pieces and design.

Corina Cornish
Corina Cornish
Outdoor kitchen, gas grill, range hood, refrigerator.
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Outdoor living isn’t limited to backyard summer barbecues. In fact, investing in a functional, inviting outdoor area can provide year-round returns. With the plethora of lighting, cooking, heating, seating and even food and beverage cooling options, there is absolutely every reason to consider your outdoor premises as additional living space.  

Linear outdoor chandelier, wall sconce, refrigerator and grill.

The modern backyard or patio includes a mix of essentials and unexpected additions. Begin with the pieces that fit your lifestyle, like a built-in natural gas barbecue or compact refrigerator. When choosing, consider the features that you would enjoy the most. You can select a barbeque with lighted knobs and grilling area, for example, or a fridge with true key door locks to prevent unauthorized access. You can also skip the traditional built-in grill, and instead opt for a brightly colored freestanding model.

Patio, ceiling fan, grill, globe chandelier, wall sconce.

Be sure to look at other appliances that are traditionally indoor-only. A built-in outdoor ice maker, for example, looks sleek and offers convenience. Ceiling fans are equally useful indoors and out. If you have enough covered outdoor space, consider adding a remote-controlled ceiling fan. Choose from a variety of design styles and finishes, as well as features such as multiple fan speeds and reverse air flow for year-round comfort.

Grill, wall sconce, lantern style pendant light, outdoor ceiling fan.

Lighting is a crucial element for any outdoor space. Did you know that there are chic wall sconces, chandeliers, and other lighting specifically designed for outdoor use? Popular models offer practical benefits like antifade coatings and full range light dimming. You can also line the perimeter of your outdoor space with LED bollard lights with dusk-to-dawn button photocell technology. They automatically turn lights on at dusk and off at dawn. 

Outdoor refrigerator drawers, free-standing grill in dark purple finish.


Indoor gatherings are great, but outdoor living doesn’t have to be a strictly summer activity. Consider investing in an extension of your home—a functional, inviting outdoor area that can provide a year-round gathering space for your entire family.

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