New research from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has revealed that one home improvement trend showing no sign of slowing is the addition of outdoor living spaces. Approximately 42 percent of homeowners surveyed report having a finished outdoor room, up from 35 percent in 2005.
At the same time, outdoor rooms have become more fully integrated into daily life. Sixty-four percent of homeowners report spending more time in their outdoor living spaces than they did a few years ago.
"By definition, an outdoor room is simply an outdoor area that homeowners can use for relaxing, cooking, and entertaining," said Katherine Whiteside, best-selling garden author and outdoor living expert. "Outdoor rooms are an effective way to extend your home's footprint and your family living space without major construction."
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