The Top Outdoor Living Trends for 2012

Lifescape - Denver outdoor kitchen and dining areaAmericans are still very in love with their back yards, shows a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. According to the 2012 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey, Americans are showing a preference for an undemanding outdoor space that is great for lots of entertaining.

The survey was rated by landscape architects across the country who specialize in residential design. The residential outdoor design elements that rated the highest percentages were  gardens and landscape spaces with 94.9 percent rating , low-maintenance landscapes (96.6 percent), fireplaces/fire pits (95.8 percent), and outdoor livings spaces at 91.5 percent.

“The economic recovery continues to struggle, but residential design has remained stronger than other categories throughout the recession,” said ASLA Executive Vice President and CEO Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA

Americans are also still loving pools(79.2 percent), spas (80.4 percent) and ther decorative water elements (89.9 percent), like waterfalls or bubblers.

For more information on this recent survey, visit Are you ready to improve and enhance your Denver home’s outdoor environment? Contact a landscape designer at Lifescape for more information. 303-831-8310


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