Hello June! This month is heating up as we discuss all things summer-related. From our favorite “dad-approved” man cave spaces to this season’s most popular backyard design trends, we’ve got you covered. We also take a look at the Sacramento real estate market, which continues to make a big splash. Read on for the full scoop!
Check out the latest events and activities that the Greater Sacramento area has to offer.
River Cats Schedule: Click Here For May Games
Sac Republic FC Schedule: Click Here For May Matches
Concerts in the Park: Click Here For This Year’s Schedule
Spring Concert Series in Old Folsom (Every Sunday): Click Here for the Complete Schedule
Now through June 12th (Every Saturday): Dance on the Edge of Summer
Now through June 12th: 21st Sacramento French Film Festival
Now through June 26th (Select Days): Old Sacramento Brew Boat Tours
Now through July 31st (Select Sundays): Waterfront Yoga in Old Sacramento
Now through June 30th (Every Thursday): Twilight Concert Series
June 9th: Food Truck Mania in Roseville
June 9th: ArtMIX at the Crocker
June 11th: Community Garage Sale in Old Fair Oaks
June 11-12th: Sacramento Pride Festival 2022
June 16th: Sac Hot Chicken Battle 2022
June 18th: Sacramento Water Lantern Festival 2022
June 18th: 3rd Saturdays Art Walk in Roseville
June 18th: 3rd Annual Front Street Brewfest 2022
June 18th: Concerts on the Square in Roseville
June 19th: Juneteenth Festival Weekend
June 19th: Father’s Day Car Show 2022 at BaySide in Roseville
June 25th: Taco & Margarita Festival 2022 @ Cal Expo
June 25th: Historic Folsom’s Hometown Parade
June 30th: Shawn Mendes at Golden 1 Center
Summer is the season for spending time outdoors. And what better way to enjoy your time outside than by creating an “Instagram-worthy” oasis in your very own backyard? Check out our seven favorite design trends that you can incorporate into your outdoor space!
Outdoor Kitchens: Outdoor kitchens are quickly becoming the mark of an indoor-outdoor living space. Satsha Lopez-Jaimes, Living Spaces Designer adds, “Just because it’s outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t have indoor luxury, so bring in storage or build in storage through shelving and cabinets; use shelves to display an herb garden in statement planters. To make it restaurant-esque, fill the larger kitchen space with lots of seating for dining.” Not sure what style of outdoor kitchen is suitable for your backyard? Get inspiration, tips and resources here.
Pizza Oven: Two words: Pizza oven. Over the past year, there has been a huge rise in interest in building outdoor pizza ovens. And what better way to ramp up your outdoor kitchen than with your very own outdoor pizza oven? Thankfully, adding one to your home doesn’t have to be a four-figure investment. Companies like Ooni sell portable outdoor pizza ovens for less than $400. Check out their oven here. Check out other affordable options here.
Outdoor Living Rooms: Outdoor kitchens have been on the rise for quite some time now — and while they’re not going anywhere — many homeowners are also interested in creating outdoor living rooms, according to Houzz. Not only do these spaces include stylish and durable furniture sets but many of them also have outdoor fireplaces, rugs, and TVs. Fair warning: Get ready to be the most popular hang-out spot in town! Find budget-friendly items, ideas, and inspiration here.
Fire Pits: The popularity of fire pits, tables, and outdoor fireplaces skyrocketed during the pandemic and will remain in demand this year, and for good reason. Fire pits are a surefire way to lend a cozy, communal feel to your outdoor space. Larger pits can serve as the center of a seating area, while portable ones are perfect for small patios. In terms of the latest outdoor fireplace tech, designer Raboine has another suggestion: “An update on the classic fire pit design we see becoming more popular is the fire table. Fire tables offer a sleek, linear look, which complements the modern design trend.” Check out some of 2022’s most popular fire pit and table ideas here.
Resort Aesthetics: Who wants to transform their backyard into their own private getaway? According to Pinterest, searches for “resort aesthetic” have doubled this past year, along with several other vacation-related terms. Not sure where to find this type of aesthetic? Target, for one, is featuring this trend, showcasing items including fringed patio umbrellas, boho wicker club chairs, and funky acrylic drinkware that would be perfect for piña coladas, daiquiris and, well, anything worthy of a tiny umbrella. Up your resort aesthetic game with this Maddalena Patio Chair Set, which is giving us serious vacation vibes.
Planters: Gardening remains on the rise, and even if you don’t have a spacious backyard, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get in on the action. Many companies and brands are coming up with new ways to make use of every square inch, like these affordable Plant Traps, which allow you to hang plants on the outside of your deck or balcony.
Stonescaping: If you’re sick of sky-high water bills or live in a drought-prone area, consider switching up your lawn in favor of a gravel one, which is quickly becoming the latest and most popular landscaping trend. Hardscaping not only helps you use less water but also creates a more eco-friendly backyard. Consider using pavers and gravel patches to define areas of your outdoor space, like a space for alfresco dining or playing bocce ball. Check out these stone landscaping ideas for serious inspiration.
Father’s Day rolls around on June 19th, and what better way to honor dad than with his very own man cave? Check out our top four man cave ideas to transform any ordinary space into his favorite hideaway!
Movie Theater Man Cave: Grab the popcorn and get ready to enjoy the ultimate man cave complete with ample seating, dimmed lighting, and a massive projector for dad’s viewing pleasure. Transform your basement or one of your spare rooms into an at-home movie theater by incorporating one or more of the below pieces.
- Movie Theater Man Cave Canvas
- Portable Folding Projector
- Pop Corn Maker | Pop Corn Boxes
- Mobile Bar
- Luxury Movie Seating
- Home Area Rug Runner
- Movie Night Gift Basket
- Movie Theater Throw Pillows
- Movie Theater Artwork
- Wish List Item: Home Theater Upholstered Door Panel
Decorated Garage Man Cave: An unused garage is a perfect space for a custom man cave, providing a place for dad to unwind, relax, and entertain after a long day at work. You can easily transform your garage into a man cave and still set it up to be a garage again in the future. Check out this complete guide to converting your garage into the ultimate man cave escape and check out some of our favorite accessories below.
- Man Cave Garage Sign
- LED Neon Garage Sign
- Man Cave Artwork
- Little Italy Bar Cabinet
- Limited Edition Cooler
- TV Ceiling Mount
- Black Futon Sofa
- Coffee Table
- Tool Storage Rack
- Wish List Item: Golf Simulator
Bourbon Bar Man Cave: Want to transform your ordinary bar into a high-end home bar? The best part is that it won’t break the bank! With a few added accessories, dad can have the bourbon bar of his dreams. Fair warning: Other dads might flock here, making your home bar the most popular hang-out spot in town.
- Whiskey Barrel Drink Coasters
- Bourbon Bar Man Cave Sign
- Bar Stools
- Mounted Shot Dispenser
- Premium Whiskey Glasses
- Whiskey Decanter Set
- Home Bar Lighting
- Ice Bucket
- Whiskey Stones Set
- Authentic Bourbon Whiskey Barrel
- Wish List Item: Corner Bar Cabinet
Sports/Game Room Man Cave: Themed man caves are in, and this one is clearly owned by a sports lover. Even if you have a small space, you can decorate tastefully to achieve a sports lover’s paradise. Not sure where to begin? Learn how to create the quintessential sports man cave here and check out our favorite accessories below.
- Sports Wall Art
- Canvas Wall Art Basketball Players
- Mini Basketball Hoop
- Jersey Frame Display Case
- Sports Memorabilia Display Case
- Ultimate Bean Bag Chairs
- Darts Board
- Wish List Item: Sports Billiard Pool Table
While there’s no denying that our current market favors sellers, we are starting to see a slow but steady growth in inventory that will help eager buyers as they dive into the real estate pool. According to the Sacramento Association of Realtors, the active listing inventory increased 27.8% from March of this year to April. Compared with April of 2021, inventory is up 33.4%. As for sellers, we are still seeing very competitive sales prices. The medium sales price increased 1.7% – from $556,000 to $565,500. This figure is up 15.5% from April 2021 ($489,500).
So what does this mean for buyers and sellers? While still very competitive, data suggests that a leveling market is on the horizon.