Go play outside!

Backyard geography redefines ‘room’

Posted: May 12, 2012 at 2:40 a.m.

The comfortable outdoor room at Julie Fryauf’s home has ample seating and easy access to the outdoors, with the advantage of ready protection from sun and rain.

The phrase “outdoor room” can refer to a lot of spaces. An outdoor room can be a simple patio with a couple of chairs, or it can be a full-scale kitchen and lounging area complete with sofas, a refrigerator, countertops and a sink.

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