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Perspective:
A Special Issue

In this, our sixth special Outdoor Room issue, we added the element of competition. We felt that the projects we had reviewed over the first five years showed such creativity and professionalism that an Awards Program was called for.

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Living Outside Is In

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Outdoor Rooms, Outdoor Living, what began as a trend in the late ’90s is now firmly embedded in the lifestyles – or the dreams – of most North Americans.

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2019 June Business Climate

In early July, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products asking them to compare June 2019 sales to June 2018. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 204 useable returns.

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Perspective:
Traffic Down?
Here's Why.

Retailers – during the past three or four years, have you noticed that traffic is down in your store? Your average ticket, and gross revenues, may be up, but that’s because your average customer is fairly wealthy and is buying the best you have.

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Clean Faces

By Bill Sendelback

Sales of gas fireplaces remain strong, as manufacturers add features to satisfy the desires of their customers.

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Meet the Press!

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Stop those knees from knocking, those lips from stuttering, and those palms from sweating, here’s how to take control of a media interview.

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2019 May Business Climate

In early June, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products, asking them to compare May 2019 sales to May 2018. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 193 useable returns.

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Parting Shot: Room With A View

This warm and inviting photo was taken in the San Diego area. It’s a great use of outside space, with an oven as the focal point (but it’s fighting with the wonderful view for that honor).

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Perspective:
Welcome to the
Buyer's Guide

Hearth & Home’s Buyer’s Guide is a compilation of manufacturers in three industries – hearth, barbecue and patio. In this digital issue you can find useful industry data for each of the three industries, as well as the Business Climate that is featured in every issue of the magazine.

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