Now that warm weather is on its way after another great winter in Minnesota, it’s time to start thinking about summertime cookouts and fun in the sun. If you love the idea of spending more time in your backyard but are unsure how to transform your outdoor space into a place you’d love to hang out, we can help!

At The Construction Group, our Twin Cities exterior remodeling experts can help you maximize the value of your outdoor living space, so every summer evening is a pure delight.

In this post, we’re looking at some of the hottest outdoor living trends for 2022 to help you prepare for plenty of sunny summer days and evenings this year. Check these great ideas below.

1. Maximize Your Exterior Climate Control

When you’ve got a great outdoor deck to hang out on, you want to spend as much time as you can outdoors. But unfortunately, the weather can sometimes cut your enjoyment short.

Instead of letting cooler evenings and hotter days chase you indoors, why not take control of Mother Nature and extend your outdoor enjoyment hours with some good old-fashioned climate control?

To make your outdoor living space more comfortable on cooler nights, you can add a custom fire pit using custom masonry services from The Construction Group. You can also take your comfort a step further by adding outdoor heaters to your deck in designated spots with help from our custom carpentry services.

To cool things down on hotter days, we can add a pergola or covering to your deck and install ceiling fans or even evaporative coolers.

2. Enhance Your Space With Plants

Adding greenery to your outdoor deck area is a great way to make it feel more welcoming and calming. With help from our custom carpentry services at The Construction Group, you can design custom planters or even vertical gardens to create a lovely green backdrop for your space.

3. Add an Outdoor Kitchen

For the ultimate outdoor living, you need a custom outdoor kitchen to make your backyard stand out. Our team at The Construction Group can use our custom masonry services to create an outdoor pizza oven or fireplace so you can make the most of summer nights (and fall evenings, too!). We can also help you design a custom outdoor bar and kitchen with our custom carpentry services.

4. Install an Outdoor Gym

The pandemic has made it crucial for people to look for a way to stay fit within their homes. One of such ways is through exercise. Instead of visiting the gym down the street, more people are adding an outdoor gym to their homes to stay active.

One good thing about the outdoor gym is that it doesn't have to be too excessive. A gym half the size of a standard basketball will be enough space for your workout or other home sports like table tennis. Work with a trusted exterior remodeling expert to make your home’s outdoor gym blend with the architectural layout of your home.

5. Design an Outdoor Office

Working from home has gained a lot of traction lately, especially since the pandemic. While many people now prefer to work from home, some people are becoming more creative with their at-home working environment by setting up an outdoor office in their backyard.

This could be a simple setup with a table and a comfortable seat that will help you to maintain good posture. With lively greenery and a cozy seating arrangement, you can work comfortably while remaining productive within your outdoor office.

6. Add an Outdoor Egg Chair

These colorful, trendy chairs are an ideal combination of comfort and style for any outdoor setting. Egg chairs look best on front porches and rear patios, especially when coupled with soft pillows or a rug for a more personal feel.

You can integrate different textures and shapes with a few outdoor accent tables, which can be used to set down summer beverages nearby. These chairs are ideal for hosting plenty of outside conversation or can serve as a standalone accent item dedicated to sheer leisure.

7. Invest in an Outdoor Hot Tub

Make no mistake; a backyard hot tub provides relaxation in any home. For your outdoor tub, you can add steps to raise the ground up to the tub’s level. You can also install alternative lighting styles to the tub, illuminating your surroundings while increasing its aesthetic value.

Design Your Custom Outdoor Living Space

Whether your perfect summer day includes a cookout with friends, a pitcher of mimosas, or a good book, The Construction Group can help you make it happen!

Be sure to give us a call to turn your outdoor living vision into a reality. To get a free quote on masonry or carpentry services, contact The Construction Group in Woodbury today at 651-731-5857. Or you can contact us online to learn more about what we can do for your home.