Written on: July 29, 2021
One of the many benefits of living in greater Miami is the opportunity for outdoor living just about every day of the year.
That benefit became even more important this past year as many of us were working from home and/or helping the kids with distance learning during the COVID-19 outbreak.
According to research from the National Kitchen + Bath Association, people are willing to open their wallets to get the home they want. Their market research reports that the largest growth in home renovation projects is in high-end and mid-range projects, with both approaching 20% gains over 2020.
The association also researched what homeowners were interested in improving in their homes, and the backyard had the highest ratio of homeowners being more interested in a redesign or upgrade.
If you are looking to make your backyard better for relaxing, playing and entertaining, Pico Propane is here to help! We have decades of experience working with contractors to provide the products and installation services for backyards all over South Florida. Our knowledge and experience will help you create your dream backyard.
The NKBA reports that 76% of people looking to improve their backyard want a new outdoor kitchen.
Here are some of the latest trends so you can start planning yours:
The usual plain old gas grill from the big box store isn’t going to cut it for many homeowners. They want bells and whistles, including:
Backyards are no longer mainly used for weekend pool parties and cookouts. They are a place for weeknight dinners, relaxing and hanging out with family and friends.
Design your outdoor kitchen to be a part of everything else in your backyard, not a dull workplace tucked away from everyone. As people love to gather in the kitchen indoors, they like to do so outdoors as well. Outdoor kitchens are being integrated into outdoor dining and entertaining spaces that can be used even if there’s a nip in the air thanks to propane deck and patio heaters, outdoor fireplaces and firepits.
Look beyond stainless and earth tones. Accent your outdoor kitchen with brightly colored bar chairs. Use colorful fabrics for shades, dining table umbrellas, table clothes and more. Blues and greens work well, as they complement the natural beauty of the Florida outdoors. Homeowners want to customize their outdoor kitchen with their own look. Instead of the usual stainless finish on their grill, they want to add color.
Ready to make your home your staycation destination? Contact us to get started on creating your dream outdoor kitchen!