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When small becomes Spa! Small lots don't easily accommodate separate outdoor living areas. But this 600-square-foot San Francisco backyard uses every square inch to contain several garden rooms comfortably.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!!! Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of enclosure. Fences and garden walls ensure privacy for patios, but you can also use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses

In my dreams I would have this space. Create a Backyard Getaway: Ensure Privacy. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of enclosure. Fences and garden walls ensure privacy for patios, but you can also use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses. Good idea for the arrangment on the side yard.

I want a room like this enclosed in glass, like the conservatory at Winterthur -- surrounded by the outdoor trees, with wood furniture and lots of plants.

20 Ways to Create Instant Shade for Your Outdoor Room : Page 07 : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television

I LOVE this patio. The side garden used to be a grassy slope, worn ragged by a Slip'N Slide and dog play. Designer Phil Wood used stone for paving, walls and seating to define an outdoor room for entertaining and gathering.

Could be an outdoor shower. A good idea if you had a pool and can double as a changing room.

Benches for long side of table--instead of those uncomforable chairs...like these with backs.

20 Ways to Create Instant Shade for Your Outdoor Room : Page 07 : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television

Water gardens and fountains bring light and life into outdoor rooms. Install a simple fountain like this one in a single weekend and prepare to enjoy it for years to come. The bonus? Maintenance is easy: Top off the reservoir once or twice a week with a garden hose. Use a scrub brush to remove algae on the urn, or use a few drops of pet- and wildlife-safe algicide once a week.

In Seaver and Speck's backyard, landscape architect Tessier had the idea to add six African sumac trees to shade an elegant outdoor dining room. He left enough space for a vegetable garden and a bit of lawn for the clients' young daughter.

In this urban yard, landscape architect Ron Holbrook divided the space into three "rooms": a deck for barbecuing (closest to the house, not shown), a terrace for dining and green space for gardening & playing.

Landscape Designs~ The sculptural permanence of this dramatic outdoor room is underlined by the selection of evergreen plants...Garden Design Magazine

Clean lines and a simple palette of plants with different textures define this small courtyard garden. An outdoor room entertaining space and different levels provide easy living and a valuable asset that will grow and improve with time.

See the Latest in Gardening Want to know what's hot in gardening for 2012? Our editors predict an even bigger boom in home food gardens; smaller, cozier outdoor rooms; and container gardens using repurposed materials. Get more details here!

Outdoor Rooms - Birmingham Home & Garden - July 2011 - Birmingham

trellis- I want this. I have the perfect spot for it to hid the ugly neighbors fence