Live outdoors with comfort and ease

The latest trends for outdoor rooms have expanded to include fireplaces, fire pits, entertainment centers, kitchens, and bars. We have moved beyond the simple deck or back patio. Each outdoor living space is as unique as the family and frequently is an extension of the indoor spaces.

All the comforts of home – outdoors

Recognizing the increasing popularity of these outdoor rooms, furniture companies, carpet and drapery companies, lighting and appliance companies have all stepped up with new products to withstand all sorts of weather – even here in Minnesota.

outdoor room with fireplace and aching ceiling

The ultimate outdoor living room, this relaxing party space under a soaring timber ceiling is the perfect place to kick back after a long week.

Outdoor Living Room with Stone Fireplace and Travertine Floor

Find comfort in the cabana; drop down screens protect family and guests from mosquitoes.

outdoor dining room and kitchen patio

Plenty of room for a large family to enjoy this outdoor dining room and kitchen under the shelter of a pergola.

outdoor pool house living room in wayzata

This award-winning backyard in Wayzata, MN sports an open pool house with a fireplace and ceiling fans.

luxury outdoor living room with bluestone patio and ceiling fan

Take a break from swimming in the pool in this luxury outdoor living room.

unique fire place and outdoor living room in eden prairie landscape design

This Eden Prairie, MN landscape has a unique two-way fireplace as its center piece.

wheel chair accessible backyard outdoor living room with fire feature

Backyard outdoor living room with a custom-built fire bowl that is angled to accommodate a wheel chair getting close to the fire.

Under deck outdoor room lounge and bar in Mound, MN

This landscape design has an outdoor living room at walkout level. Featuring bar-height seating, a ceiling fan, and plenty of seating for family and guests.

Pergola covers the entire patio in this outdoor living room backyard landscape in savage

This pergola makes this outdoor living room more intimate by defining the upper space of the patio.

Gala backyard with outdoor dining room. White pergola shelter. Brick paver patio.

A regal white pergola protects this elegant dining room patio from the hot, hot sun.

Outdoor Bar with TV, Beverage Cooler, and Sink. Pool house outdoor living room with fireplace and television

This resort-style backyard has multiple outdoor rooms: an under-deck bar complete with a beverage fridge, and a pool house with fireplace and flatscreen television.

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