Ability to Cook and Entertain Outdoors
A whopping 96% of Americans surveyed said they wanted grills outside. This was closely followed by complete outdoor living spaces, including outdoor kitchens and areas to entertain guests.
Lighting and Installed Seating
About 95% of those surveyed claimed lighting was important to them in an outdoor space.
Another common desire for outdoor space is the presence of installed seating. This ranges from simple ledges and boulders to installed benches.
You might be surprised to find that outdoor recreation amenities, such as pools and tennis courts, garnered only 76% of the vote.