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Carmel, IN (PRWEB) March 1, 2011
Based on the buying habits of their customers nationwide, Family Leisure and FamilyLeisure.com have announced the trends they have spotted for Spring 2011.
?Over the last five years there?s been a huge jump in customers? desire to nest at home as the economy continues to recover,? said Kevin Prefontaine, President of Family Leisure Indianapolis. ?We are seeing a continuation of consumers spending their time and dollars enhancing their at home experience with fresh, new, exciting additions.?
The top 5 trends in outdoor living for Spring 2011, as identified by Family Leisure and FamilyLeisure.com customers, are:
Fireplaces. Whether you are trying to create a simple BBQ area or an entire backyard paradise, outdoor fireplaces are ?hot? right now. There are a variety of options to consider when building an outdoor fireplace, from size, color and materials.
Pergolas. Pergolas extend outdoor living space through a horizontal trellis work supported by columns or posts, either attached to a structure (such as your home) or standalone. ?We are seeing an increase in standalone pergolas, which offer customers a separate conversation area aside from a patio or sunroom,? Prefontaine said. Pergolas are also a more affordable option for some consumers.
Outdoor Kitchens/Grill Islands. Grill islands and outdoor kitchens can be made from the highest quality materials and are increasingly being made to customers? specifications. The stone, stucco and tile are available in a variety of shapes and colors to match any outdoor d
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