After 2020, where many of us spent much more time at home, we’ve all found a much deeper appreciation for the great outdoors. Why not bring more of the outdoors — and more space — into your home design, with upgraded outdoor living spaces? Below, we’re sharing some of the best outdoor living trends we’re seeing, and how you can bring them to your home.

Upgraded Patios and Porches

If you already have a patio or porch, half the work is already done for you! Whether you want to lounge, dine, or work from home, you can easily give your space a much-needed boost. This can be accomplished through simple upgrades like:

  • Lounge furniture
  • Outdoor dining table and chairs
  • String lights
  • WiFi extender (to take your office outdoors)
  • Pergola (you can also add sheer curtains for extra shade)
  • Plants and flowers
  • Small heaters (for chilly nights)

If you’re not sure where to start, Factor Design Build’s team can help you create an outdoor space that perfectly complements your unique style so you can love the outside of your home as much as the inside.

Indoor/outdoor entertainment spaces 

It may be a while before you can host parties again however, you and your family can still cultivate and enjoy an outdoor entertainment space. With a well-thought layout, you can create a multifunctional space that’s great for lounging, eating, cooking, and playing all in one! Another way to elevate it? Creating an area that’s both indoors and outdoors provides enjoyment year-round.

If you really want to amplify your entertainment space, you can also add extras like:

  • A bar area
  • Grill or smoker
  • TVs and speakers
  • A large outdoor screen for movie nights
  • Pool or hot tub area

Year-round upgrades

If you live in Colorado or an area with winter weather, it’s worth considering making upgrades that allow you to enjoy your outdoor spaces year-round. Some of our favorite all-season enhancements include:

  • An added sunroom (Pro tip: add window treatments with smart technology to open and lower your shades at sunrise and sunset) 
  • Building a roof over your current patio
  • A fully heated patio or additional heat lamps
  • A heated driveway
  • Igloo tents
  • Weatherproof outdoor gear
  • A firepit
  • A heated pool
  • And much more!


Factor Design Build can add life and color to any outdoor living space by adding plants and flowers. We’ll work with local landscape specialists to choose plants and flowers with you (and the Colorado climate) in mind. One of our favorite additions: fruit trees. They’re gorgeous to look at and once they begin producing, your family will cherish them for years. 

Elevate your outdoor living spaces with Factor Design Build

When you’re ready to get the most out of your outdoor spaces in 2021 and for years to come, Factor Design Build is ready to help. Our team of experts has over 30 years of experience and will manage everything from initial sketches and ideas to full design and execution. Contact us today to make any outdoor space come to life!