Winter 2018 Outdoor Design Trends

Winter weather doesn’t have to dull your enjoyment of outdoor living. Whether you live in a temperate or cooler climate you can still take in the beauty of the natural landscape with a climate controlled backyard area warmed by cost-effective Infratech heaters. It’s a great time to get geared up for the latest trends in outdoor decor and lifestyle needs — especially when they’re as exciting as the design innovations cropping up in the winter season. Read on to learn what’s new and next for homeowners with an eye for year-round outdoor enjoyment.

Trend #1: The New Exterior Siding

Traditional vinyl is no longer the only option. New choices include wood veneer board-and-batten cladding, moisture-resistant metal and composite siding that can withstand extreme weather conditions, and low-maintenance, ultra-contemporary stone-like surfaces, among others.

Trend #2: Power Pink

Style forecasters are predicting a return to a rose-inspired palette for 2018. From grayed-out blush tones and striking classic red to shades of violet and plum, pink-toned hues are moving beyond gendered rooms. Thanks to custom color-matching capabilities, integrating an Infratech heating system as unique as your design vision is simple.

Trend #3: Quality & Simplicity

Designers and architects are returning to quality and simplicity, creating solutions tailored around livability, ease of use and comfort. This new approach involves a focus on natural light, careful selection of electrical appliances to maximize energy efficiency, and the use of materials that can withstand the rigor of active family life. Eco-friendly, emission-free, and energy-efficient Infratech heating systems are a perfect fit with the new aesthetic.

Trend #4: Pendant Lighting

New options in pendant lighting add visual interest and versatile style to any outdoor space. If you’re looking for ways to coordinate light switches with a heating system, Infratech’s Universal Control Panel enables homeowners to install and control Infratech heaters using the switches you choose, for a consistent look throughout the home.

Trend #5: Tech-Savvy Exterior Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are more wired than ever. Today’s smart appliances aren’t just for tech enthusiasts – features like built-in consoles on refrigerator doors and Wi-Fi equipped ovens are increasingly part of the package. Like an Infratech heating system, many of these appliances can be integrated into a smart home management system. Infratech’s smart home integration option provides you with enhanced energy efficiency and convenience.