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