Ask Angi: What’s trending outdoors this year?What’s trending outdoors this year?

  • Pros say outdoor kitchens are popular outdoor additions. (Dreamstime/TNS)

    Pros say outdoor kitchens are popular outdoor additions. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Outdoor living has come a long way since throwing a blanket down for a family picnic. Advances in exterior features have made al fresco relaxation as much a part of everyday life as spending time in your kitchen or living room — meaning you have more options than ever before to bring indoor comforts to the outdoors.