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Exclusive Research on Living Outdoors: Houses and Apartments

How consumers are using their outdoor spaces

The question: What do consumers love most about the outdoor spaces in and around their home? The answer: Everything!

This report (Living Outdoors: Houses and Apartments) looks at how consumers are using their outdoor spaces, whether they live in an apartment, condominium, townhome, or co-op and those living in a house.

Overall, 55% have an outdoor room and another 17% are in the process of creating one. More than one-fourth don't have one, but would love one. The presence of outdoor rooms is nearly identical for those living in a house and those living in multi-family housing, including apartments, condos, townhouses and co-ops.

Nearly eight out of 10 consumers living in a house have a garden space and 95% grow flowers and plants there. Six out of 10 each have a patio or porch area at home.

Casual Living and New York-based Apartment Therapy fielded an online consumer survey this May. The survey, asking readers about the outdoor spaces in and around their home, garnered responses from 500 consumers.

For the complete report, see the October 2013 print issue of Casual Living, or click here for the exclusive online edition.

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