Americans have always “Lived” outdoors, but the concept of “Outdoor Living” is a relatively new and rapidly growing lifestyle phenomenon. The entire leisure lifestyle industry is now a $6.2 billion-dollar industry. Up 5.4% compared to 2002. It no longer means just a few folding chairs, a picnic table, and a hibachi. It means bringing all the comforts of indoor living to the outdoors.
The Mainstays of an Outdoor Room Are:
- An appliance to cook
- A dining table and chairs to sit and eat
- A hearth product to extend the season
- Comfortable chairs to sit and relax
- Hot tubs / relaxation therapy
Today’s consumers have an incredible selection of products to make outdoor living one of the most pleasurable aspects of owning a home.
According to a survey of home builders, a patio or deck is one of the top three features most requested of new home buyers. Homeowners are building stone patios with outdoor fireplaces or fire pits to extend the season, along with luxurious outdoor furniture sets, and beautiful outdoor lighting to extend the evening. They are even installing televisions, stereos and artwork.
Today, there is almost nothing that you can do inside your home that you can’t do outside.
The outdoor living area is quickly becoming a “must have” in the home improvement space. People are thinking beyond the barbecue and incorporating cozy outdoor furniture and fireplaces, handy kitchen appliances, and to truly relax and recharge, in a hot tub. Extending the living room outdoors and utilizing the warm, calming waters of a hot tub enhances a happy, healthy lifestyle by allowing users to unwind and enjoy a soothing sanctuary on their own property. Warm water therapy is one of the oldest and safest methods for treating many common ailments associated with stress. Whether people are having trouble sleeping or are just riddled with stress-induced anxiety, a good soak can provide many therapeutic benefits ranging from improved circulation to relief from tension headaches.
Using a hot tub leaves bathers feel physically, mentally, and emotionally refreshed. It also enhances communication by providing a private retreat where users can spend quality time with friends and family. Catching up, talking and relaxing with loved one is a stress reducer, and the quality of the environment often times results in increased peace of mind and serenity.