Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Expand Your Living Space ... Outdoors

(Courtesy of AOL)

Jun 15th 2007 12:34PM

Everyone seems to be into home makeovers. How could you not after watching an episode of the tear-jerking 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'? And do you remember 'Trading Spaces'? Is that show still on?

It seems like now the trend is all about outdoor living. One of the latest home catalogs that I received features an outdoor kitchen, complete with stainless steel grill and other cooking appliances. Of course, there's an outdoor wet bar and a beautiful dining set overlooking the lush garden and fountain. Maybe that's great if you live in California. But the East Coast humidity may just kill the fun of cooking and dining outside.

Regardless of how I feel, I can't deny that expanding living space outdoors is hot right now. Just look at the list of top searched outdoor living, the term "outdoor kitchens" is tops on our list. This definitely piques my curiosity and maybe I'll stop throwing away that outdoor living catalog!

So what have you done to expand your living space outdoors? Any tips and pointers?

This month's top searched outdoor living terms on AOL Search:
1) Patio furniture
2) Hot tubs
3) Patio umbrellas
4) Outdoor kitchens
5) Outdoor lighting
6) Swimming pool
7) Outdoor rugs
8) Patio cushions
9) Patio doors
10) Grill

To check out more outdoor living ideas, go to AOL Shopping and for more tips and ideas, search for outdoor living spaces on AOL Search.
Posted by Mia

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