Considering your backyard 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 family room outdoors? No, not quite. Are they places like your deck, patio or terrace where you just plop down a couple of furniture and hope that you'll seem like 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 desire to spend time! It's an additional state of mind, the idea of living life outdoors.