Outdoor living is becoming increasingly popular in the UK, and with the latest trends, it is very clear to see why. By developing an outdoor living area at your home, you create a whole new space, an extension to the home, where you can relax, socialise and merge the inside and out in one seamless area.

And it is more than just adding a beautiful space to your garden – it is about adding monetary value to your home. Outdoor living is about using whatever space you have accessible to you and optimising it. The latest outdoor living trends are perfect for both big and small, and low and high spaces. So, if you are looking to transform your roof terrace or patio, take a look at how you can incorporate these trends.

Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest outdoor living trends. They provide you with everything you need to enjoy cooking, eating and socialising outdoors. No need to pop back inside to prepare food, or to wash your hands, everything is right in front of you and in close proximity.

Outdoor kitchens make hosting easy, you no longer need to split your time between the food and your guests, as you can harmoniously merge them together. Allow your visitors to feel a part of the action, whilst still having the space to relax.

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Edible Gardens

One of the key reasons edible gardens have become all the rage is due to their ability to be strategically placed, and they can flourish almost anywhere. Whether you are looking to create a small, urban, edible garden from a few herbs, or looking at transforming wooden pallets at the bottom of your garden to grow seedlings – either is a great way forward. Edible gardens can bring colour and beauty through their range of flowers, but arguably, the best part is when they are ready. They can be brought into the kitchen, and contribute to something fantastic.

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Garden Bar

Garden bars are perfect for hosting family and friends and quickly become the hub of every party. Our best tip when designing a bar is to add a fire-centric theatrical approach. When designing a bar, many people quickly cover off somewhere to keep the drinks cool. However, somewhere to cook up some food or keep guests warm and cosy is often missed. We recommend incorporating a BBQ to your bar area and enabling it to double up as an outdoor kitchen including a range of cooking capabilities.

We recently shared our expert Garden Bar design tips with Redfin!

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A list of outdoor living trends would be incomplete without mentioning fire – whether it’s coming from a roaring BBQ or stunning fire pit. The colours and warmth of dancing flames create a wonderful atmosphere, contributing to both heat and light. If you are looking to stay outside long into the evenings, then cosying up around a fire pit is perfect. Alternatively, if you are looking to put on a feast, then combine it with a BBQ such as the Chef’s Anvil to help you sizzle away the evening!

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Getting the right lighting can completely transform any space. Whether you opt for fairy lights around the tree, or some modern industrial light to brighten up your patio, it helps to shape the atmosphere. Whether it’s for the early mornings or late into the night, lighting allows you to spend as long as you wish using your outdoor living space.

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Water Feature

Water features not only look beautiful but can add tranquil sounds and a calm feeling to any outdoor living space. Designing an area to have a water feature, whether it be a pond, fountain, or waterfall, can also help to create a space for wildlife to thrive. Allow your garden to flourish, and attract a wide range of species to enjoy the space alongside you.

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Read more about Grillo

Grillo provides beautiful BBQs, outdoor kitchens and bars to gardens and outdoor living spaces all over the UK. Read more about the Vantage range below!

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