Summer’s top outdoor trends in the south

Summer is upon us, and with that, the opportunity to entertain and spend more time outdoors. partnered with Houzz, the popular online platform for home remodeling and design, to get a better idea of the landscaping and outdoor entertainment trends for 2018. And we discovered that what is most popular in curb appeal and home renovations this year varies drastically by region.

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So what are the trends for your region? While the south is known for its sweltering heat, home owners are still excited to make upgrades and increase curb appeal over the next few months. In fact, 62% said that upgrading their outdoor space will help them spend more time outside this summer.

See below for the top trends of your region and visit our blog for more information and nation-wide landscaping trends.

Southern Region Home Improvement Trends:

  • This summer, a majority of southerners (71%) will be upgrading their backyards. 40% will be focusing on the front yard, 30% will be updating the sides of their houses and 2% be renovating their roofs.

  • The most sought-after upgrades for this region are new lights (46%), sprinklers (29%), security systems (22%), entertainment items (21%) and composting bins (18%).

  • Heading to a BBQ? You are most likely to see new TVs, speakers and charging stations in your friends yards this summer.

    • Other popular outdoor living additions: furniture, string lights and ceiling fans.

  • While many southerners are spending most of their time in their backyards, the importance of curb appeal has not fallen to the wayside. Garden beds, perennials, shrubs and new grass are the most common additions this year.