Outdoor Backyard Ideas: Top 4 Trends for 2020

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Outdoor Backyard Ideas: Top 4 Trends for 2020

With the new year and decade upon us, most of us are wanting to start it off right with some self-improvement. For some folks, this self-improvement may look like going to church more, reading more books, losing some weight, or maybe even waking up earlier. 

For many others, however––including us at 9 Brothers Building Supply––improvement in the new year means finally working on that backyard to (finally) make your landscaping dreams come true. 

However, if you’re new to the whole landscaping thing or if even if you’re hitting a creative block, you may not know where to begin with this improvement. Lucky for you, we’re here to help. 

To help you as you plan for your backyard dream come true, 9 Brothers Building Supply has done some research to find the trendiest and most ideal trends for outdoor backyard landscaping. 

Without further ado, let’s take a look at four of the top outdoor backyard trends for 2020. We’ll also provide you with some product recommendations to help you get your dream outdoor backyard project up and running in no time. Let’s dig in. 

#1: Outdoor Fire Pits

If you don’t have a fire pit in your backyard landscaping plan, it might be time to add it in. Especially in 2020, an outdoor fire pit is one of the trendiest additions to add to your setup. Not only will it look beautiful and adds elegance to your backyard, but it will also make your backyard a more inviting place to be, encouraging you, your family, and your guests to lounge around the fire pit in those chillier nights. 

9 Brothers Building Supply recommends the Infinity Bowl by Eldorado Stone. As its name implies, the Infinite Bowl has limitless design applications, fitting in perfectly wherever you put it. Its round shape promotes engaging conversation and will help to soften your backyard landscape. It comes in either weathered or textured Travertine finishes so you can choose which works best for your setup. 

#2: Patio Pavers & Pool Coping

In order to have a finished look to your outdoor backyard landscape, it’s important to lay down a beautiful pavement and flooring in the process. For this, we recommend using patio pavers and pool coping (which marries the patio to the water surface of your pool) such as what the popular manufacturer MSI offers. 

Not only do pavers and pool coping look elegant and attractive, but they are also durable time-savers as well that premade and ready for you to lay down. MSI offers a range of pavers and pool coping that come in either matching or contrasting finish options––such as slate, limestone, marble, travertine, or porcelain––for a truly unique look. 

#3: Retaining Walls

Especially if you have an outdoor backyard landscape that comes with extreme changes in elevation, retaining walls are an absolute must. Also, retaining walls just so happens to be one of the trendiest additions for your landscape.

One great retaining wall example that we carry is the Concord Wall by Unilock. Featuring a built-in setback design, the Concord Wall bu Unilock automatically forms the correct slope to match your landscape, which ensures a very stable and durable retaining wall. The Concord Wall is very popular in the landscaping industry, allowing landscapers to form elegant curved walls and steps to accommodate for changes in landscape elevation. 

#4: Outdoor Kitchens

One of the biggest challenges in outdoor backyard landscaping is to bring the warmth and comfort of the home to an outdoor setting. Aside from adding a fire pit, having an outdoor kitchen installed is one of the easiest ways to turn your outdoor backyard setting into a true extension of your home. 

There are many modulated outdoor kitchen options available to fit with your situation. If you have less real estate to work with, the Metropolitan Signature Kitchen by Eldorado Stone 12’ linear kitchen designed to save space. Or, if you have more room to work with, an elegant L-shaped kitchen such as the Coastal Ranch Signature Kitchen (see images above) by Eldorado Stone is a great choice. It also just so happens to be one of our best-selling kitchens It comes in 7 different pre-veneered colors, and comes in unclad which allows you the flexibility to put any stone veneer on it.