2014 Outdoor Living Product Showcase

A variety of research has been published this year that all points to the same thing: Americans are loving their outdoor living spaces.

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Highlights of the research. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), gardens and landscaped areas are still the most popular elements in a residential setting, but kitchens and entertainment spaces are just a nose behind now. Outdoor recreation is also gaining in popularity, coming in a fairly close third.

The most popular landscaping elements these days are:

  • Lighting
  • Terraces, patios and decks
  • Seating/dining areas
  • Fire pits and fireplaces
  • Grills
  • Installed seating like benches and walls
  • Fencing
  • Pergolas

According to Belgard Hardscapes, the rise of the outdoor chef is driving demand for outdoor kitchens, concrete pavers that are easier to clean, and even things like wine coolers and beer taps.

Additionally, homeowners are seeking contemporary designs that mix materials in their patios, walkways and garden areas, such as combining wood, natural stone or metal frames.

Hot Outdoor Living Products

Now take a look at some of the recent entries to our online Product Guide which lend themselves well to a trendy, relaxing outdoor living space.

Hunter landscape lighting control system

Vista Lighting accent features

Pavestone Eco-Venetian stone

Pine Hall Brick StormPave permeable pavers

Keystone Country Manor wall blocks

Belgard Style File design tool

Belgard Dublin Cobble Circle Kits

Little Giant water feature

Argentinian-style grill from Kalamazoo Outdoor

11-foot linear kitchen from Eldorado Stone

Advanced Environmental MoistureShield decking

All Element Cabinetry for outdoor grill islands

ProVia veneer like natural stone

The Apple Daybed from Select Furnishings