Since the pandemic, more and more individuals are finding themselves still working remotely at home as well as spending more time relaxing in their backyards. Most importantly, people are choosing to use their former vacation budget on fitness, entertainment, and relaxation products and activities they can do at home.
Aqua Pools has been helping clients create backyard oases since 1974 and we’d like to share 4 stunning outdoor living trends for 2023 that can transform your at-home outdoor living experience. In the past couple of years, more of us have discovered that our backyards are not just a yard to mow or a place to have the occasional barbecue. From outdoor kitchens, fitness systems for the whole family, and al fresco gathering and entertaining spaces we are spending more time outdoors, and making that space serve multiple functions.
1) Making Your Outdoor Space Do Double Duty
While we are finding ourselves using our outdoor space more, we are also discovering that the space is more functional when areas can serve more than one purpose. Our patio living space is not just somewhere to gather with friends and family, it can also be a place to set up a home office.
With a comfortable table, a good supportive chair, and a source of shade, working from home just became a lot more enjoyable. With a fountain trickling in the background, hummingbirds at the feeder nearby, and the cool blue vista of your swimming pool to gaze upon, you may find your home office is conducive to getting a lot more accomplished than what you achieve when commuting to an office in the city.
2) Multi-Purpose Outdoor Fitness Systems
While swimming pools and hot tubs remain highly sought-after items in our quest for more outdoor living activities, the swim spa, such as the Marquis® Athletic Training Vessel, is an outdoor living trend that is enjoying a real rise in popularity.
What makes swim spas so attractive for outdoor fitness enthusiasts is that they provide a year-round place for a multitude of fitness activities. One can swim against the jet currents, do rowing routines, aqua cycling, strength training, and more in a swim spa. The adjustable heating means that a swim spa can double as a hot tub as a place to relax and enjoy hydrotherapy.
3) Sustainable Materials are Still a Big Outdoor Living Trend
Sustainability remains a huge trend going into 2023. People want eco-friendly outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic or natural materials such as bamboo. Aqua Pools carries Perfect Choice® outdoor furniture, which is made from all-weather poly-lumber, guaranteed not to fade, crack or split for the 20 or more years it serves you. Our backyard comfort is a priority, and achieving that with outdoor furniture made from environmentally friendly materials is a big plus.
4) Outdoor Cooking and Dining
Instead of the occasional backyard barbecue, there is a movement towards complete outdoor kitchens. Built-in grill tops, sinks, mini-fridges, and specialty items such as portable pizza ovens are a big outdoor living trend in 2023. During the pandemic, many restaurants expanded their outdoor dining spaces to enormous popularity.
Now that we can dine indoors again people are finding that they’d rather stay outside in the fresh air! Designating an area of your outdoor space for the multiple activities of cooking, dining, and entertaining is a great way to use your outside space and feel as if you are in an upscale restaurant. If you don’t have the space for an outdoor kitchen, consider trying a Big Green Egg ceramic grill/smoker. It has multiple options for use as an oven, smoker, or grill.
These are 4 of the biggest and most stunning outdoor living trends for 2023 that we see on the horizon. Aqua Pools is your source for creating the multi-functional outdoor space of your dreams. We build swimming pools and sell swim spas, hot tubs, outdoor furniture, and everything you need for an outdoor oasis where you will love to spend your leisure time. Call us and make your backyard a destination.