Outdoor rooms connect you with central indoor activity areas. It should be as easy and inviting to live outdoors and step into these “outdoor rooms” as it is to travel from the dining to the living room. It’s about indoors flowing outdoors both visually and physically.

Discover Great Spaces Right Outside

Too many homes are isolated from the outdoors. This wasn’t necessarily by design, more by default. Many homes are built for “curb appeal” and as a result, only the front facade is given much architectural attention. Connections between inside and out, especially to otherwise lovely backyards, are an afterthought, if they were given any thought at all. Better homes have decks and patios, but the best recognize that in season, the space outside the home can become as essential as any room inside. Here are some examples of the many ways this can be done.