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There’s no doubt about it, you can’t beat the weather here in Southwest Florida. That’s why homeowners are opting for more robust outdoor living spaces. Take in the famous sunsets, enjoy the ocean breezes and relax in the simplicity of being outdoors on a beautiful day, all within the comfort of your home. This area of the home is becoming increasingly more popular, which means that it’s time for some upgrades. Here are some backyard patio ideas you’re sure to love.

Plush Furniture

Gone are the days of flimsy plastic chairs lining your patio. This area of the home is going in a new direction. Expect to see more plush furniture donning these spaces, providing the comfort level and relaxation homeowners desire. Enjoy the tranquility of nature as you lounge in an over-sized chair, made from fine materials. Just because you’re outdoors, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the finer things in life. Innovative fabrics are making their way onto the scene, like indoor/outdoor woven materials and even performance velvet.

Outdoor Kitchens

Since we get to take advantage of beautiful weather all year long, why not enjoy it outside with your guests? The days of being stuck inside while you prepare a meal for your guests are over. It’s time to get out there and entertain! Sleek outdoor kitchens make it easy to enjoy the scenery, while you cook a perfect meal. Built-in kitchens are becoming increasingly popular in backyard patio areas. Simple to maintain and available with many upgrades, you’re able to personalize it how you desire.

Pools & Spas

There’s nothing like taking a dip on a balmy night here in Southwest Florida, and depending on how large of an area you have to work with, you can make that a reality in your home. Pools and spas are key focal points in any backyard patio area. Try incorporating a water feature or a fire pit for added style in the space. Create that relaxing atmosphere that you’ve always wanted by adding in a few small details.

Entertainment Areas

Outdoor living areas are beginning to mimic rooms in the home. Living areas are filled with plush sofas, complete with a cozy fireplace and the outdoor kitchen ties into the space as well. Other stylish additions to this area of the home include:

  • Water-resistant curtains and shades

  • Light pieces or sconces

  • Cabanas

  • Artwork

The possibilities are endless! Making your backyard patio into another living area is key to enjoying life to the fullest in paradise.

Your Outdoor Paradise

Create something that impresses and matches your unique style. Work with the space and see how you can outfit your backyard patio to complement it. Keep these ideas in mind when you’re looking to add that little extra kick of style to the home, and remember, this is your space. Design it how you want it. After all, you’ll be the one enjoying it for years to come.

The team at Gulfstream Homes is ready to design the perfect patio for you! Call (239) 254-1664 or visit to get started today!

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