According to a national consumer survey on the outdoor living trend in the United States by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), consumers across the country are spending more time at home and are showing an increasing interest in outdoor rooms.
The PERC survey showed that creating a space to relax and entertain is among the top reasons homeowners decide to add or remodel an outdoor room. Other survey results include:
·Half of all American homeowners (50 percent) say that they are spending more time at home than they were five years ago.
·When it comes to spending time at home, four in five (80 percent) also say that it is important to have an outdoor living space where they can relax and entertain.
·More than one in three homeowners (35 percent) have a finished outdoor room, and 34 percent say they are planning to design one in the next one to two years.
·The most important reason homeowners decide to add or remodel an outdoor room is to create a space to relax (89 percent), followed by spending more time outside (87 percent), adding value to a home (70 percent), extending a home’s living space (78 percent) and creating a space to entertain (74 percent).
·When it comes to outfitting an outdoor room, most homeowners say they are likely to include outdoor lighting units (94 percent) and a gas grill (86 percent). Many would be likely to include mosquito eliminators (79 percent), an outdoor fireplace or pit (67 percent), and just over half (53 percent) are likely to include patio heaters.
Living large outdoors is a luxury everyone is embracing.