The consensus would probably assert that an indoor living room is a traditional room inside the home with comfortable furnishings and a TV.
But what do you call an outdoor living room? Is it a sunroom or three-season room? Does it perform the same function as an indoor living room? Well, yes…and no. At Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad, we do not believe that an outdoor living room requires walls or screens. It can have those things, but walls, windows, and screens are not mutually exclusive to outdoor living rooms. As for usage – again, an outdoor living room can take on the same function as the indoor variety, but it doesn’t have to.
This 3-season outdoor room is very similar to a traditional indoor living room
Let’s define the word, “living.”
“Living” is defined as: the pursuit of a lifestyle of the specified type. For the purpose of this blog, the specified type would be – you guessed it – “outdoor!” To us, outdoor living means anything you love to do outdoors. Any activity or non-activity that you wish to pursue in your outdoor living room is up to you. Our clients love to bring the many uses of their interior rooms to the areas outside their homes. Take a look at these outdoor living rooms.
Screened porch outdoor living room
A covered porch can be an outdoor living room.
Most Archadeck clients wish to designate a space for outdoor dining, no matter the type of project the intend to build. More and more, clients are realizing how beneficial an outdoor kitchen can be, as well. And why not create an expansive outdoor room, which accommodates cooking, dining, and a seating area to boot? This outdoor living area boasts both a covered porch and an open-air deck, perfectly staged for grilling. The covered porch, or outdoor living room as it were, is equipped with plenty of lighting, a ceiling fan, surround sound, and a TV for outdoor entertainment.
Porch outdoor living room with cooking, dining, and lounge seating by the TV
A patio can be an outdoor living room.
Just like the covered porch above, this open-air patio is an example of an outdoor living room. This patio living space was created with natural flagstone and a stacked stone fireplace and is a vision of private outdoor relaxation. The patio is a veritable backyard escape, tucked quietly among the natural elements – no walls nor roof to hamper views or disconnect the space from its natural surroundings.
Outdoor living room patio with fireplace and lounge chairs
This poolside patio is an outdoor living room too.
This outdoor living space is picture-perfect for poolside dining by the outdoor fireplace. This space is also evidence that an outdoor living room does not require a roof. Instead of a full roof, this outdoor room sits beneath a pergola with a polycarbonate cover, which offers partial sun protection – and the perfect venue for stringing outdoor party lights.
Pergola covered patio, outdoor living room
Outdoor living rooms are what we make them.
It doesn’t matter how you prefer to live outdoors. You can do all the things we spoke about and more, or you can simply sit in quiet contemplation in your personal outdoor room. Since Archadeck’s outdoor living rooms are completely custom, each client’s vision of aesthetics and function will be different. There is no incorrect answer to: What do you call an outdoor living room? The answer truly is that an outdoor living room is anything you want it to be. A deck, porch, patio, 3-season room, or sunroom – all these offer outdoor living opportunities. All are outdoor living rooms!
Wood deck outdoor living room with multiple seating areas
Ready to plan your new outdoor living project? If you are looking for a custom outdoor living room builder in the Winston Salem, High Point, and Greensboro areas, Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad is eager to speak with you. Get in touch with our award-winning Design Consultants for a consultation by calling (336) 568-8230.