Outdoor furniture sales up as coronavirus cancels summer vacations, keeping many at home

After months of staying indoors, Americans are investing in their outdoor spaces.

Furniture retailers have seen a spike in outdoor home items like patio chairs, gardening tools, pool floats and grills with stay-at-home orders still in place in many states due to the coronavirus pandemic and what’s looking like a stagnant summer for travel lovers.

Overstock.com saw patio furniture sales increase a whopping 225 percent year over year since April 1. Outdoor recreational items like pool and gardening items saw 360 percent year-over-year growth since April 1. The outdoor recreational item sales outpaced Overstock.com’s top-selling category, office furniture, which

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