August 2017

In This Issue

Take it Outside

By Lisa Readie Mayer

A look at trends impacting the Outdoor Room, and the opportunity awaiting specialty retailers (if they choose to capitalize on it).

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Studhorse

By Richard Wright

In this vacation home in the northern Cascades, Tom Kundig has created both a structure and a lifestyle, and an irresistible force to be outside.

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Upgrading Outdoor Spaces

By Erin Carlyle, Houzz

A survey by Houzz sheds light on the costs, location, motivation, rationale and products involved in projects that enhance an outdoor lifestyle.

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2017 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 2017 sales to June 2016. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 192 useable returns.

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