August 2016

In This Issue

Perspective:
Outdoor Livin’

It’s August, and this is our 11th Annual Outdoor Room issue. We began talking about the outdoor living trend way back around 1997, then, in 2004 it became an annual special section and, finally, a Special Issue every August.

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What's In Outside?

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Experts weigh in on the Outdoor Room® trend as it continues to grow, evolve and become an integral part of the North American lifestyle.

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2016 June Business Climate

In early July, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare June 2016 sales to June 2015. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 198 useable returns.

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Parting Shot: Seats of Stone

When first we saw them, we loved the images of a stone sofa and chair, so meticulously created, so fitting for a garden setting (that’s a stone remote control resting on the left arm of the sofa!).

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