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Many people view their garden as an extension of their house. In fact, in recent years, the phenomenon of people extending the comfort and luxury of their homes into the 'great outdoors' has grown dramatically. Fuelled by this massive change of consumer interest, patio and garden furniture manufacturers are developing stylish products to enhance the comfort and convenience of entertaining outside, whatever the weather or climate.
The home's living space can now be extended both literally and visually. There are barbeques and fireplaces of all different sizes and styles, from basic to high-tech and patio furniture and accessories that will help set any mood.
Creating an outdoor room is relatively easy. You should think about what effect you are trying to achieve; do you want it to be minimalist, light and cool, or do you want a more Mediterranean feel. Whatever look you're after, there are some essential items that belong in any outdoor room.
' A grilling and eating area ' this is usually pulled together with a hearth product, such as a fireplace, a patio heater or a chiminea
' Landscaping ' raised flower-beds are a particularly good idea if you don't have much space, as you can fit more in and they add interest. Tubs and a range of different heights of plants are also a good idea
' Lighting ' ambient lighting is a very important factor in creating your outdoor room, as this will not only affect the mood, but also how long you can stay outside! Try lanterns, fairy lights, candles or solar powered lights
' Sculptures ' These can help create a cohesive feeling within an outdoor space, in the same way ornaments can indoors. Try not to go overboard with these, though - one or two, depending on the size of your garden can work very well.
Other outdoor rooms take the concept further with the addition of pizza ovens, cocktail bars, water features, and pools.
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