More than a place to put the grill, our decks, patios, porches, and verandas are evolving into fully appointed living spaces. Outdoor kitchens, fi replaces, furniture, fabrics, rugs, and lighting in every design style offer infi nite possibilities for designing our outdoor rooms to suit our personal lifestyles. The fusion of these traditionally interior elements with nature’s environment is regenerative. This is the dynamic that draws us out of the house and into the fresh air!
Consequently, we are paying closer attention to the design decisions that will create our ideal outdoor living spaces. Comfort is certainly key; however, the aesthetic is commanding even more of our attention. Whether your home has a patio, multi-level deck, or if you are blessed with an adult playpen attached to the back, view these areas as extensions of your home’s interior and create your own outdoor room.