The concept of Outdoor Rooms isn’t new. The idea of expanding living space to the exterior of our homes has been around a while but planning and building an outdoor space can be a challenge!
Nowadays there are some pretty lavish outdoor areas: multi-tiered decks, anything-but-square patios, gazebos, pergolas, paths, benches, bowers–you name it! Outdoor kitchens are trending in many backyards as families “add” onto their homes by incorporating the space around their houses into three-season living areas.
Getting outside is good for you. Disconnecting from your devices is healthy and there’s no more relaxing place than your own backyard.
If you need inspiration, check out some of our newest titles on creating outdoor living spaces:
She sheds : a room of your own / Erika Kotite
Happy home outside : everyday magic for outdoor life / Charlotte Hedeman Guéniau
Backyard building : treehouses, sheds, arbors, gates and other garden projects / Jeanie & David Stiles
Gardens are for living : design inspiration for outdoor spaces / by Judy Kameon
Shed decor : how to decorate & furnish your favorite garden room / Sally Coulthard
Simple & stylish backyard projects / Anna & Anders Jeppsson
Porches & outdoor spaces / CountryLiving