Ahh, the clean air, expansive views, and room to run wild and play—the great outdoors has always held great appeal for most, especially during the warm summer months. However, increasingly Americans are craving indoor amenities when spending time outside.
A recent trend report from the American Home Furnishing Alliance notes that 70% of people agree that they prefer spending time in their outdoor living space rather than inside. Furthermore, the activities they want to enjoy in their “outdoor rooms” are pretty much the same as those they would partake in indoors—watching TV, exercising, relaxing with friends and family, cooking and of course, eating. According to Jackie Hirschhaut, vice president of the American Home Furnishings Alliance and executive director of its outdoor division, the International Casual Furnishings Association:
“Whether enclosed or open-air, outdoor spaces have come into their own as legitimate rooms in the American home. Today’s outdoor rooms have it all – somewhere to dine, to relax and be entertained, with furnishings that function like they would for any room in the home, and with style and flair that distinctly says out-of-doors.”
The research findings also showed that 68% of people use their outdoor space several times a week in seasonal weather. And when asked what would encourage them to spend more time outdoors, the top answer was comfort, followed by spaciousness, and style.
With regard to style, outdoor furnishings and kitchen elements are evolving to be as sophisticated and varied as indoor options. It is becoming increasingly common to see kitchens that incorporate a variety of elements such as aluminum, wicker, and teak. In addition, color options are evolving beyond brown and beige to include shades of gray and other sophisticated accents.
U-Line has just what you need to make your outdoor living space perfect! With a lineup including Ice Machines, Refrigerators, Keg Refrigerators, and Convertible Freezers, our Outdoor Collection of products continue to be amongst our most popular models. Visit our website to learn more.
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