How to Make Your Patio an Extension of Your Home

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Today’s homeowners expect more than just a patio. Indoor-outdoor living has become the norm, with luxury community residents eager to make full use of their backyards. It’s no longer just about having a great pool. The most desirable luxury spaces have backyards that seamlessly transition from indoor space to functional outdoor kitchen, living or dining room.

Many of our Camelot homes feature moving glass wall systems so homeowners can literally bring the outdoors in. With the wall open, indoor and outdoor spaces become virtually indistinguishable. If you’re looking to upgrade your patio, or purchase a new luxury home, here are a few other ways to make your outdoor space fit for living:

Make a Seamless Transition

Today’s outdoor patio options go beyond traditional concrete, pavers and tile. Ipe wood planks, emerald green turf and stone are among the modern choices suggested by HGTV. Smooth the transition between indoors and out by treating your patio as if it were an adjacent room.

Decorate Your Floors

Treat your patios the same way you would an interior room, using area rugs to soften the look and feel of hard flooring. Perennials, Perigold and Dash & Albert are among the rug makers designing trendy outdoor styles that look as attractive as indoor pieces. Neiman Marcus also offers a solid selection of patterned patio and courtyard rugs that add a polished look to your outdoor living space.

Upgrade Your Patio Furniture

Patio furnishings can be as comfortable and attractive as your luxury sofas. Look for functional pieces such as corner couches or dining tables that fit your space and provide a suitable amount of seating for friends and family. Weather-resistant materials are a plus, but that doesn’t mean you must sacrifice style. Look for sturdy resort furnishings such as the designer sectional sofas and modern tables offered by Restoration Hardware.

Boost the Entertainment

A modern patio is more than just a quiet sitting space. Upgrade your patio for entertaining, whether that means installing covert speakers, a pool table, or a TV screen that can be protected from dust and weather. Other popular tech options include remote control lighting and sound, beer taps, and home theater systems.

Fire pits and infinity pools are just the start of luxury outdoor living. Today’s homeowners are embracing the idea of indoor-outdoor living, with patios functioning as second kitchens, living rooms or dining areas. The concept is especially popular in the Phoenix metro, where dry weather and mild temperatures attract locals outside for three-quarters of the year. Whether you purchase a new Camelot home with all the backyard bells and whistles, or want to upgrade your existing patio, our suggestions will help your outdoor spaces feel more like home.