The days of a patio consisting of two lawn chairs and a small table are long gone. Today, people want their backyards to be an extension of their home — a place where they can relax with friends and family and escape from everyday life. It was this mindset that gave way to what we now call the outdoor living industry.
The Rise of the Outdoor Living Industry
In 2014, a survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) learned that outdoor living spaces have become the most popular “special function room” among homeowners. The survey also discovered that nearly 70-percent of homeowners increased their outdoor living options (patios and decks, outdoor kitchens, seating areas, etc.) — an increase of six-percent from the previous year.
Outdoor Spaces Enhance a Home’s Value
A home’s value comes from a lot more than just a house. Today’s home buyer is looking for a space that’s ready to entertain both indoors and outdoors. Updates to a backyard, like a seating area and deck, can enhance your time at home while improving your home’s resale value once you’re ready to sell.
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