The low-maintenance and accessibility theme extends from the landscape to the hardscape. Outdoor dining is synonymous with Southern California living. When the temperature rises, move your meals to the patio. Every night can feel like eating out at the local restaurant that always serves your favorite meal.
If you have built-in seating, try adding cushions in bold colors. Your children will spend more time in the yard if they're comfortable, and choosing an outdoors-friendly fabric like Sunbrella will ensure that the cushions will last for years to come.