Considering your backyard as an outdoor room is nothing new to garden designers. The concept is merely now making its way into the public consciousness. But just what are outdoor living rooms? Are they places where you try to recreate your indoor family area outdoors? No, not exactly. Are they places much like your deck, patio or terrace where you just plop down a collection of furniture and hope that you'll feel as though spending time out there? No, that won't do either. An outdoor family room is a space outside of your house, built with materials suitable to the outdoors, where you will actually desire to spend time! It's yet another state of mind, the idea of living life outdoors.