Warm weather means making your outdoor space better!

As the weather warms up, most of us will undoubtedly spend more time outdoors.

If you’re in a penthouse, that might mean more hours on the balcony, soaking in the panoramic views.

Or, at a countryside estate, you might do more outdoor entertaining — hosting moonlit dinner parties or just gazing at the stars.

Want to make sure your outdoor space is just as elegant as inside? Use these trending luxe amenities as your guide.

Transitional Areas

Going from inside to out shouldn’t be marked with stark contrast. Today’s luxury homes often have transitional areas, which gradually transport you from interior to exterior with comfortable furnishings, rich-toned rugs and hints of greenery.

Outdoor Kitchens

Take your meals and dinner parties to new heights with an outdoor kitchen — one with a state-of-the-art grill, pizza oven and seating area. You can even think about adding in a bar for entertaining purposes.

Transcendent Decor

Love visiting the Mediterranean? Longing for a trip to Aruba or Jamaica? Create an homage to your favorite places with outdoor furnishings, fabrics and decor that match their feel.

Conversation Areas

Whether you’re hosting guests or enjoying family time, an intimate conversation area can be just what you need. Create seating around an outdoor fireplace set in stone, or install a flower-covered pergola with an alfresco table placed underneath. Think private and intimate.

Lush Landscaping

Cutting gardens are charming features that can provide you endless fodder for centerpieces and fresh decor throughout your home. Native landscaping is also in vogue, so think local — cacti at an Arizona ranch, palm trees at a Florida beach house, and sunflowers at a summer house in the Hamptons.

Your home’s outdoor features can heavily influence its overall ambiance and aesthetic. Need more advice or considering a vacation home purchase? Get in touch today.