Outdoor Living Spaces Trends for 2024

We love the outdoors and see so much potential for new living spaces! That’s why we’re thrilled to dive into the top trends shaping outdoor living spaces in 2024. From innovative design ideas to sustainable solutions, we’re excited to explore how homeowners can maximize their outdoor enjoyment and create functional, stylish, and inviting spaces.

We’ll help you consider the size and shape of your backyard to determine the best placement and layout for your new outdoor living space. We’ll take into account existing features such as trees, slopes, and landscaping elements. When it comes to functionality, we’ll discuss how you plan to use your patio, whether it’s for dining, entertaining, or leisure activities. We’ll then customize the design to accommodate your specific needs and lifestyle. As for style and aesthetics, we’ll work with you to select a design that complements your home’s architecture and reflects your personal preferences.

Below, you’ll learn more about the hottest outdoor living trends for 2024 so you can decide what you want to incorporate in your own modified space. Let’s talk about what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to outdoor living.

Outdoor Kitchens

There’s a growing enthusiasm for outdoor cooking and entertaining, with decks and porches being transformed into fully functional kitchens. The days of a simple deck and barbeque grill are dwindling. These new outdoor culinary hubs will boast built-in grills, sinks, refrigerators, and spacious countertops. 

WoodMart’s outdoor kitchen designs come equipped with all the necessary amenities to prepare full meals, making it possible for homeowners to cook and dine outside without sacrificing convenience. Designing outdoor kitchens requires WoodMart’s careful consideration of the layout and functionality. The placement of appliances, storage, and work surfaces in our plans is always optimized for efficiency and easy use. 

Adjacent Add-ons

Houzz predicts that adjacent add-ons will be a prominent trend in 2024. But what exactly are adjacent add-ons? Think screened porches, covered porches, and sunrooms — they’re extensions of the home that enable homeowners to relish the outdoors while shielding them from the elements, insects, and pollen. By seamlessly connecting to the main house, these spaces enhance design continuity between indoor and outdoor areas.

Multi-level Decks

The trend of multi-level decks continues to gain popularity. Homeowners are opting for decks with various levels to create more visually interesting and functional outdoor areas. Different levels can be used for distinct purposes, such as dining, lounging, or even incorporating a built-in hot tub or fire pit. These multi-level structures provide depth and dimension to outdoor spaces, adding versatility and aesthetic appeal.


An expansive stone patio can give your home a new lease on life! Hardscaping elements can define the structure and character of a backyard space. It lays the groundwork for anything from a fire pit to multiple seating areas or better accessibility. 

In 2024, this trend leans towards harmonious integration, where hardscape features seamlessly complement the natural landscape rather than overpowering it. Versatile and timeless, natural stone is an elegant way to structure outdoor living spaces, providing durable surfaces for everything from outdoor dining to lounging by the pool. Add to this trend by including plantings or grass between pavers. This method gently blends pathways, divides expansive hardscapes, and gives walkways or patios the lively feel of a garden, creating a more natural and vibrant outdoor atmosphere.

Sustainable Materials

With sustainability taking center stage for homeowners, eco-friendly materials in porch and deck construction are poised to be a prominent trend in 2024. Expect to see a rise in the use of reclaimed wood, composite decking, and low-maintenance materials that emulate the natural appearance of wood. These environmentally conscious selections provide exceptional durability and longevity, aligning with the principle of sustainable living and reducing the homeowner’s environmental footprint.


In 2024, trends show a growing interest in using outdoor spaces as extensions of our homes. Whether it’s combining indoor and outdoor areas, focusing on sustainability, or adding wellness features, these trends offer ideas for creating a personal oasis that fits your lifestyle. Looking ahead, outdoor spaces will become even more important in our homes, providing comfort, functionality, and a connection to nature.

At WoodMart, we’re here to assist you in planning your improved outdoor space. From the initial consultation to the project reveal, our experienced building supply professionals will guide you through the construction process. With the latest product knowledge and extensive experience in home improvement, we stay on top of all the trends we know you’ll care about. We have a passion for smart design, innovation, and quality making the planning experience with WoodMart truly exceptional!

Learn what we can do as “Your Project Partner.” Call 217-223-3791 and let’s turn your dreams into reality!