Toronto, Canada, March 15, 2016 – Garden Structures & Landscape Construction Inc. (www.LandscapeStructures.ca), an award-winning landscaping design and service company based in the GTA, is urging residents to start thinking ahead on how to improve their outdoor spaces now that spring is finally approaching.
Trends in landscaping and outdoor upgrades have already begun to appear and it is important that homeowners start early so they can get maximum enjoyment out of their revitalized spaces. (“Top Trends for Upgrading Your Outdoor Space,” PR Newswire, February 22, 2016; http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/top-trends-for-upgrading-your-outdoor-space-300223834.html.)
“Some of these developments are technology-based,” explains Sue Shorey, owner of Garden Structures & Landscape Construction Inc. “Things like all-weather materials and furnishings can now let you design an outdoor space much like any other room in the home. Decks and patios are starting to be seen with features like upholstered and integrated seats, ornamental post caps and railings, and more.”
As backyard cooking gets back into swing, outdoor spaces are also becoming increasingly functional as full-fledged kitchens.
“The barbeque is still popular, obviously,” notes Shorey. “But it is getting a lot more company than it used to. All-weather refrigerators and cabinet storage are just some of the ways the kitchen is being brought outside. There are also cooking islands and pizza ovens now.”
Technology, of course, is getting its integration outside as well. Home automation ranging from smartphone-controlled lights and music to motorized screens that can be used as televisions mean that soon a roof might be the only real difference between a living room and a patio.
“Since this is Canada, some accounting is also being made for when the temperature starts to drop,” Shorey adds. “Candles, torches, LED lights, heating lamps, and even fire places are all becoming more common. Warming features are seeing much more use because people don’t want the weather to dictate when they can or can’t use their decks.”
Garden Structures & Designs, Inc. is an award-winning landscaping design and service company that has been operating in Ontario for over 20 years. By holding itself to the highest industry standards and using the best equipment and qualified professionals, the company works to provide and promote eco-friendly projects to improve the lives of homeowners across the province. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.LandscapeStructures.ca.