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If a recent report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is any indication, more northern Nevada homeowners will be staying put, and putting a little extra elbow grease into remodeling their homes.
According to the NAHB, its Remodeling Market Index rose a full five points in the first quarter of the year, to 46.5, the highest index since the fourth quarter 2006, pointing to a possible uptick in home improvement projects.
One Reno-based company, Parker Hardscapes, is seeing that trend evident locally as individuals and family-homeowners in Reno-Tahoe are looking to invest in their existing home rather than move. As a result of the uncertain housing market, many homeowners are looking to simplify their lives and invest in a low-maintenance lifestyle, including their backyards.
“We’ve definitely seen in the last couple years people decreasing the size of their lawns and increasing low-maintenance space around their homes,” said Eric Thompson, president of Parker Hardscapes. “Part of their motivation is to simplify their lives. They want less lawn and landscape to maintain, and a functional space where they can spend time outdoors during the summer. They’re also looking to make a sustainable, green investment in their home that is aesthetically pleasing, yet environmentally-sound.”
Parker Hardscapes will have building, design and landscape experts on hand to discuss new trends in outdoor landscaping and living spaces at its Summer Open House, Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 4 -7 p.m. at 3025 Mill Street in Reno. The company will celebrate its one-year anniversary with the opening of its new showroom and outdoor design center. The event is co-hosted with the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce (RSCC). The event is free to RSCC members and the public. For more information, visit www.parkerhardcapses.com or 775.473.9506.
About Parker Hardscapes: Parker Hardscapes is a Reno-based building supply company that specializes in outdoor landscape products that are manufactured and designed to reinvent the outdoor living spaces of homeowners and businesses. Parker Hardscapes offers a comprehensive selection of products from Belgard, a leader in the manufacturer of high-performance pavers, custom stone, retaining walls, water features, outdoor barbeques and fireplaces. For more information, visit parkerhardscapes.com.