5 Outdoor Living Trends for Summer 2023

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it’s time to step outside and make the most of your outdoor living space. Summer 2023 is all about embracing your yard and creating stunning outdoor living spaces that allow you to relax, entertain, and connect with loved ones. Ranging from outdoor kitchens and dining areas to cozy fire features lets explore five outdoor living trends to enhance your summer experience. 

Outdoor Kitchens and Dining Areas 

Gone are the days of having to stay inside to cook, while the fun happens outside. Outdoor kitchen and dining areas are gaining immense popularity in Summer 2023, as mixing indoor and outdoor living is on the rise. A fully equipped kitchen, complete with a grill, refrigerator, pizza oven, and plenty of counter space will provide excellent value to your home and help you step up your hosting game. Like any great kitchen, a complimentary dining area to enjoy your cooking is a must. Consider adding weather-resistant furniture, outdoor lighting, and shade options to create a comfortable dining space for you and your guests to enjoy delicious outdoor meals. 

 Water Features 

Turning your backyard into an outdoor oasis is becoming increasingly popular. Saunas, hot tubs, pools, and outdoor showers help to create a spa-like environment from the comfort of your home. Waterfalls and fountain features also make for a rejuvenating feel in your outdoor space. When choosing a water feature, be sure to consider the amount of space you have and maintenance requirements. With any option, your outdoor living space will become a soothing and relaxing environment for you and your guests. 

Outdoor Workspaces 

With remote work becoming more and more common, so are outdoor workspaces. An outdoor office or area to work is the perfect way to get fresh air and enjoy the outdoors, while still being productive. Some key things to consider when creating an outdoor workspace are access to power outlets for charging, comfortable seating, shade, and Wi-Fi connection. 

Smart Outdoor Living

Smart living is all the rage these days, and it doesn’t stop outside of your home. Technology is changing the outdoor living game with automated irrigation, lighting controlled by mobile apps, and weather-monitoring systems. Weather-proof TVs and wireless speakers are also here to help you up your entertainment game. Summer 2023 is all about embracing technology and the digital age. 


There’s nothing better than sitting around a warm fire on a summer night. Fire features, such as fire pits, fire tables, and fireplaces are all the hype this summer. Adding a fire feature to your outdoor space is an easy way to enhance the ambiance and create a cozy feel. It also helps extend the use of your outdoor space, allowing you to utilize it even on chilly nights. You can choose from a variety of designs to be sure it fits your style and needs. 

Summer 2023 is sure to be a good one for outdoor living enthusiasts. From upping your hosting game, to creating an outdoor oasis your yard is set to give you the best outdoor living experience, yet. As trends come and go, it’s important to consider what kind of outdoor living you would like when building a home. Choosing the perfect floor plan can help ensure all your outdoor living wants and needs are met and you can check out our exterior gallery for some more inspiration.  So, go ahead and embrace these outdoor living trends and make the most of your summer. 

By Skogman Homes