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Link Love: Outdoor trends

By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows May 22, 2015

It’s almost Memorial Day–the kickoff to summer! It has been a long, harsh winter in many parts of the country, and many people will be planning on spending as much time as possible outside. To help give you some ideas about what you can do in your yard to enhance your outdoor living experience, we rounded up some info from around the web. Hey, it’s a long weekend–maybe you’ll get some inspiration for some DIY work this Memorial Day!

Hot Products for Outdoor Kitchens
BUILDER
“Outdoor kitchens are a popular trend with homeowners who want to create an inviting space for entertaining on warm summer evenings. These spaces revolve around food, so we’ve laid out a feast of products that allow cooking to be the focus of social gatherings.”

Survey Reveals How Yards And Landscapes Impact Home Buying Behavior
BUILDER
Find out the results of The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) “Survey of Consumer Perceptions about Yards and Landscapes”.

Top 10 Outdoor Trends
Houzz
“Very soon we’ll be spending a lot more time outdoors. To get you in the spirit and to help you think about your outdoor space, we’ve summarized the Top 10 Outdoor Living Trends for 2015. In the broadest sense, the concept of “Outdoor Living” is an increasingly popular trend that involves extending your indoor space to the outside. Or as we like to put it ‘Bringing the indoors out’.”

7 Irresistible Outdoor Living Trends for 2015
BobVila.com
“Making your outdoor living spaces first priority will, in turn, make every next minute you’re out of the house fun for the whole family. Not sure where to start? Click through for backyard inspiration from the seven biggest trends this summer.”

Trends in Backyard Design: What’s Hot Now
HGTV
Learn about HGTV’s take on what you’re going to want in your backyard this summer.