LCM BLOG: Outdoor Living

5 Outdoor Living Space Trends for 2024

Outdoor living spaces in 2024 are shifting to reflect our evolving lifestyles. You'll find tranquility taking center stage with serene water features, while technology smartly integrates into designs for extra comfort and convenience. Wellness spaces are carving out a niche in backyards, turning them into personal health retreats. Outdoor areas are becoming more versatile, doubling as workspaces or entertainment zones. Lastly, low-maintenance designs are gaining traction, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space without the hassle of upkeep. So, get ready to re-imagine your outdoor living space with these top 5 trends for 2024.

Technological Integration

photo of a large natural rock water feature at night with lighting

The integration of technology in these water features is changing how we interact with our outdoor living spaces. Smart technology allows homeowners to control and customize their water features with ease, adjusting the flow, lighting, and even the sound of your garden fountain or waterfall from the palm of your hand. This is possible through smartphone apps and remote controls, making the management of outdoor water features a seamless and effortless experience.

Solar-powered fountains and waterfalls are becoming increasingly popular, offering an eco-friendly solution that harnesses natural energy. Additionally, water features can be equipped with sensors that regulate water usage, minimizing waste and conserving resources. This is not only beneficial for the environment but also for reducing utility costs. The future of outdoor water features is also seeing the integration of LED lighting systems that provide energy-efficient illumination, enhancing the beauty of the water displays while being kind to the planet. With these technological advancements, homeowners can enjoy the tranquility of water features while aligning with modern sustainability practices.

Personal Wellness Spaces

You'll find that a significant trend for 2024 is the creation of personal wellness spaces in outdoor living areas. This isn't just about creating a spa-like vibe, it's about nurturing a holistic connection to nature and

the outdoors for your overall wellbeing. The gentle burble of a waterfall, the soothing whisper of a stream, or the peaceful serenity of koi ponds can greatly enhance your outdoor living experience. These features aren't just aesthetically pleasing; they're designed to promote relaxation and stress relief, contributing to your personal wellness.

In 2024, you won't simply be landscaping; you'll be creating a sanctuary. Koi ponds, in particular, have become a popular choice due to their beauty and the calming effect of watching fish swim. The colorful koi, with their graceful movements, can be a source of endless relaxation and joy.

Multi-Functional Outdoor Areas

In 2024, we'll see a trend that leans towards creating spaces that serve multiple purposes, for relaxation, entertainment, and even work.

It's not hard to picture yourself hosting a summer barbecue with the soothing sound of a fountain in the background. It's not just ambiance – it's a conversation starter. Backyard ponds are a great way to introduce a natural, calming element into your space. Imagine having a small gathering around a beautifully illuminated pond, creating an intimate setting that's hard to beat.

Your outdoor living space could be a kitchen with water features built into them, or a fire feature that accents a large outdoor seating area. Whatever you can imagine in the realm of water features, we can probably make happen. Or, we can help you with ideas to make the absolute most out of your backyard.

Outdoor Living Expansion

Expanding your outdoor living space in 2024 takes the concept of multi-functionality a step further. You're not just creating a space to relax and entertain, but a place that's alive, dynamic, and full of nature's bounty.

What about a serene fountain in the corner of your patio, or a cascading waterfall along your garden path? These features don't just add aesthetic appeal, but also have a calming effect, creating an oasis of tranquility in your backyard.

Water gardens are another popular choice. They're not just beautiful to look at, but also support a variety of aquatic life, adding an extra dimension of biodiversity to your outdoor space. Picture yourself sitting on your patio, sipping your morning coffee while watching fish swim in your water garden.

Simplicity is the new sophistication. We can help you create a design that allows you to relax, rather than worry about constant upkeep.

Consider incorporating features like cascading waterfalls into your outdoor space. Not only do they add a stunning visual element, but they also create a serene ambiance with their soothing sounds. Backyard waterfalls, in particular, are a popular choice due to their versatility and ease of maintenance.

Opting for native plants instead of exotic ones can also reduce the amount of care required. They're better adapted to your local climate, which means they'll require less water and attention.

In general, creating a water feature that is easy to clean, or including a self-cleaning system in your design will help prevent common issues related to algae and debris build-up. And we also offer maintenance plans with our installations to help make the process even more worry-free.


Integrating technology, and making the most out of your outdoor living space through the use of multi-function water features and landscaping will be popular trends we see going into 2024. But most importantly, providing a space for relaxation and wellness, with an emphasis on worry-free maintenance ensures you are truly benefiting from upgrading your backyard.

Let us know how we can help! Send us a message with your ideas and we can work with you from there.


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