Survey Reveals Hottest Outdoor Design Trends for 2014/

 ASLAから毎年発表されている住宅向けランドスケープデザイントレンドの話題


They're interested in livable, open spaces that are both stylish and earth friendly.


とのことで、関心が高いテーマは低メンテナンスや在来植物の使用、エディブルランドスケープも3/4の人が関心を持っているようです。


環境負荷低減への取り組みとしては、潅水不要の在来植生の採用、芝生を減らす、リサイクル材の使用、などがあがっています


 


The most in-demand eco-friendly design elements include native/adapted drought-tolerant plants (88 percent) and drip/water-efficient irrigation (84.5 percent). Permeable paving (78.9 percent), reduced lawn (72.6 percent), and recycled materials (65.1 percent) are other popular elements that will help American homeowners reduce their environmental footprint. 


 


 詳しくは下記サイトをご参照ください


http://www.asla.org/NewsReleaseDetails.aspx?id=42550


 


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Outdoor Design Elements (Overall rating for 2014)


Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular:


Gardens/landscaped spaces - 94.2%
Outdoor living spaces (kitchens, entertainment spaces) - 92.0%
Outdoor recreation amenities (pools, spas, tennis courts) - 75.8%
Sustainable design practices - 74.2%
Vegetable/fruit gardens - 72.4%
Turf lawns - 54.0%
ADA/accessible design - 29.7% 


Outdoor Living Features (Overall rating for 2014)  


Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular: 


Lighting - 98.3%
Seating/dining areas - 97.7%
Fire pits/fireplaces - 95.4%
Grills - 94.3%
Installed seating (benches, seatwalls, ledges, steps, boulders) - 89.6%
Outdoor furniture - 84.1%
Counter space - 75.5%
Utility storage - 65.5%
Stereo systems - 60.7%
Wireless/internet connectivity - 56.0%
Sinks - 55.0
Refrigerators - 53.7%
Televisions/projection screens - 49.4%
Outdoor heaters - 48.9%
Showers/baths - 46.8%
Outdoor cooling systems (including fans) - 37.2%
Hammocks - 34.1%
Bedrooms/sleeping spaces - 14.9% 


Outdoor Recreation Amenities (Overall rating for 2014)  


Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular: 


Decorative water elements such as ornamental pools, splash pools, waterfalls, grottos, water runnels or bubblers - 86.1%
Spa features (hot tub, Jacuzzi, whirlpool, indoor/outdoor sauna) - 76.4%
Swimming pools - 73.8%
Sports/recreational spaces (tennis courts, bocce ball, etc.) - 58.6%
Movie/video/TV theatres - 42.3% 


Landscape/Garden Elements (Overall rating for 2014)  


Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular: 


Low maintenance landscapes - 95.4%
Native plants - 84.5%
Fountains/ornamental water features - 83.9%
Food/Vegetable gardens (including orchards/vineyards etc.) - 76.4%
Xeriscaping or dry gardens - 69.1%
Organic gardens - 64.0%
Ponds/streams - 60.0%
Rain gardens - 58.3%
Rooftop gardens - 53.1%
Plant walls/vertical gardens - 49.7%


Sustainable Design Elements (Overall rating for 2014) 


Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular:


Native/adapted drought-tolerant plants - 88.0%
Drip/water-efficient irrigation - 84.5%
Permeable paving - 78.9%
Reduced lawn - 72.6%
Recycled materials - 65.1%
Rainwater/graywater harvesting - 60.6%
Compost bins - 51.2%
Solar-powered lights - 42.7%
Geothermal-heated pools - 27.2%


Outdoor Structures (Overall rating for 2014)  


Percent Rating Popular or Somewhat Popular:


Terraces/patios/decks - 97.7%
Fencing (includes gates) - 88.5%
Pergolas - 82.8%
Decks - 82.3%
Ornamental water features such as fountains or splash pools - 81.6%
Arbors - 81.1%
Steps - 77.7%
Porches - 74.4%
Kitchens/ovens - 71.4%
Art (sculptures, murals etc.) - 64.4%
Play structures (tree houses, swing sets, etc.) - 60.6%
Utility sheds (tool sheds, garden sheds, etc.) - 59.0%
Pavilions - 56.6%
Gazebos - 48.5%
Awnings, including retractable - 47.7%
Columns - 45.4%
ADA-accessible structures (ramps, bars, accessible shelving, etc.) - 33.1%


 


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