Oldcastle/Belgard Hardscapes outdoor kitchen suits Rockefeller Center

Sources: Oldcastle Architectural, Belgard Hardscapes, Atlanta; CP staff

Belgard Hardscapes will furnish veneer stone and unit masonry for the first-ever outdoor kitchen component of House Beautiful’s fourth “Kitchen of the Year.” A premier ‘shelter’ magazine influencing design decisions among a key demographic for hardscape producers, House Beautiful has scheduled cooking demonstrations and food tastings July 18-22 as part of a Kitchen of the Year display in Rockefeller Center—one of New York City’s prime public gathering spaces.

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Landscaping product demand rises; hardscapes sees fastest growth

Source: The Freedonia Group, Inc., Cleveland

According to Landscaping Products, a new Freedonia Group study, U.S. demand for landscaping products is projected to increase 7.6 percent per year to $5.9 billion in 2015. The demand will be promoted by a recovery in U.S. housing activity, including new construction and existing single-family home sales. Among markets, residential sales account for the largest share of landscaping products with 55 percent in 2010.

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