Minnesotans love the outdoors, and spend as much time as possible out in the fresh air during our warm seasons. That’s why backyard patios are so popular here. Minneapolis St. Paul area homeowners are extending the comfort and luxury of their homes to the great outdoors, and the result is the popular trend called “the outdoor living room.” It is the new favorite room to relax, entertain and cook in. And the heart of this new outdoor living room is a concrete patio.
It’s easy and economical to create an outdoor living space. In general, the concept includes an eating area, including a grill and perhaps a fireplace, fire pit or chimney. Some outdoor patios even resemble an indoor kitchen, with counter space and full food preparation areas, complete with sinks and plumbing. Other outdoor rooms take the concept further with the addition of a cocktail bar, fountains, trellises, patio heaters, spas and pools.
Homeowners want to enjoy their homes and that is the main objective of creating a patio. As an investment, outdoor entertainment facilities, like patios and their surrounding areas, can increase the value of your home, while providing entertainment for family and guests.