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 really. Are they places like your deck, patio or terrace where you just plop down a set of furniture and hope that you'll feel like 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 would like to spend time! It's another state of mind, the idea of living life outdoors.