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6 Backyard Landscaping Trends Spruce Up Outdoor Rooms

New information on six backyard landscaping trends offered by help landscape designers and homeowners create the perfect outdoor room.

Maureen Gilmer

Calimesa, CA October 6, 2011- Online resource for landscaping industry professionals and consumers,, reveals six growing trends for creating outdoor rooms. These backyard ideas cover innovative tips for creating living rooms, kitchens and more for small and large backyard spaces.

Backyard landscaping projects are on the rise as homeowners look for creative ways to entertain at home and expand on their property's usable living space. This list of today's six popular outdoor room styles includes helpful tips and information on how to create the look at home.

The six outdoor room types are:

  1. Living rooms
  2. Kitchen and dining rooms
  3. Offices
  4. Sanctuaries
  5. Game rooms
  6. Gardens

Explore the possibilities of these popular outdoor rooms. Each outdoor room type is accompanied by information to help designers and consumers choose the right type of room for the project at hand, including information on common features and location tips.

When designing an outdoor room, it's important that consideration be given to how each room is defined so that the overall flow and unity of the entire outdoor space is not disrupted. offers five design tips for planning an outdoor room.

More information and design ideas on creating unique outdoor spaces can be found by visiting .

Article photo courtesy of Maureen Gilmer. Attached photo courtesy of Shades of Green Landscape Architecture.

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