41 examples of inspired outdoor room design

41 examples of inspired outdoor room design

Great ideas for outdoor rooms

Reinvent your yard with a new deck, patio, cottage, dining room, or curl-up space

From Sunset 

Outdoor living, as an increasing number of Americans are discovering,  is a way to carry your lifestyle and tastes outside.  A properly designed outdoor living space will be as inviting as your trusty living room couch, only you will be outdoors breathing fresh air and taking in the sounds of wildlife.  This post from Sunset primes the pump on a wonderful outdoor room design by giving you 41 examples of fabulous patios, furniture, seating, and landscaping.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Cozy, curvy patio

Warm fires make the courtyard an ideal winter hangout. To save space, the pizza oven is stacked over the fireplace.

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Welcoming winter patio

Open to the garden on two sides, this patio in Woodland Hills, California, has all the comforts of an indoor room. Owners Marla and Chuck O’Connell use it all year. “We gather friends and surfing buddies for wine and good conversation,” Chuck says. Adds Marla, “We’re outdoor people, living our fantasy.”

A fireplace is the patio’s focal point. The prefab box is framed in wood and capped with stone veneer.

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