Considering the garden as an outdoor room is nothing new to garden designers. The concept is definitely 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 living room outdoors? No, not quite. Are they places such as your deck, patio or terrace where you just plop down a couple of furniture and hope that you'll feel as if spending time out there? No, that won't do either. An outdoor family area is a space outside of your house, built with materials suitable to the outdoors, where you will actually wish to spend time! It's another state of mind, the idea of living life outdoors.