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Designing Outdoor Room Settings

Are you famiiliar with the beauty of the outdoor pergola? This lovely outdoor living space is an arbor or a passageway of columns supporting a roof of trelliswork on which climbing plants are trained to grow. Usually more spacious than a gazebo, it can be used in many of the same ways.

Outdoor rooms do more than provide settings for outdoor ranges, fireplaces and grill islands; they bring family and friends together.

Wood and stone finishes give an outdoor room a distinctive look that goes well with a wide variety of outdoor room motifs.

One supplier of quality backyard rooms is Fire Stone Home Products, which has introduced the Fire Stone Outdoor GreatRoom Pergola, built for long-lasting outdoor use. Constructed from reinforced resin and fiberglass, the weatherproof, heavy-duty trellis is supported by 150-pound, metal-frame columns. The Pergola was designed to withstand even tough Minnesota winters.

Covering an outdoor room with greenery has long been a dream of families who want contact with nature during chilly evenings and nippy mornings that are greeted with a cup of hot tea. With columns that can be firmly secured to a deck, patio, or the ground, and stainless-steel hardware that will never rust; the Fire Stone Pergola has the strength and stability to support all types of climbing vines, such as ivy, grapes, wisteria and climbing roses.

Outdoor rooms can add livable space to a home at a fraction of the cost per square foot compared with indoor space. Outdoor living upgrades are considered a permanent part of a home and can increase property value.

So, if you want a quiet nook in which to celebrate quite family moments, or extra space to house your houseplants, or even to provide a sunny location for your companion bird, consider a gazebo or pergola. With just a little protection from harsh conditions, you are able to enjoy the outdoors for many extra weeks of the year right in your own backyard!

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