A deck overlooking a bright blue sky
Courtesy of Trex

Outdoor Rooms

Homeowners are expanding their square footage by creating spaces on their homes’ exteriors to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

And home builders are paying attention. With a wide variety of products -- such as hearths and fireplaces, splinter-free decking, and detailed lighting systems -- the outdoor room gets a real makeover this year.

Pictured here: Trex Escapes Cellular Decking