Asheville Home Trend Alert: Front Yard Patios
A new Asheville home trend is challenging the traditional choice between back patio or front porch by adding a front yard patio into the mix. Patios have been consistently rated high on the list of essential and desirable features of a house, and front yard patios are becoming increasingly popular for those looking to renovate, build or buy a home. Front patios add to the curb-appeal of your home. This unique feature is an excellent alternative to a front porch, and is also a good option for homes with smaller back yards. A patio offers more flexibility than a porch, and is trendy as well as functional. Many patios have an added fire pit, fireplace, or barbequing area, which are functional in every season. Integrating a garden into the patio walkways or retaining walls gives the space a lush look - putting flowers, veggies, and herbs in or around your patio blends the patio space with the surrounding nature. Installation of fountains or ponds is also a great way to help your patio feel and look more like a part of nature. Higher retaining walls or placement around trees in your yard can make your front patio feel tucked-away and secluded.
Patios, like any outdoor space, are very easily customizable and allow for many options in style and décor. The choices for the foundation of your patio are almost limitless. One trend that is prevailing is the use of geometric patterns to make the foundation uniquely your own – a flower or star made of stone or brick is a great way to make your patio stand out. Another trend is the use of oversized paving. The larger paving stones can make a small area appear larger and stray from the norm of uniform stones, brick and other foundations.
Patios make excellent outdoor living or dining areas. Outdoor furniture could be old favorites like cast or wrought iron and wicker, or trendy but durable wood and sling furniture. Combine traditional wicker chairs with a cool stone-top table and a detailed umbrella or gazebo to create a unique, functional and fun outdoor space.
172 Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28801