Keep it Landscape Friendly
As nice as it is to be outdoors during the summer, maintaining your landscape can still be a hassle. Don't make the job worse by installing an outdoor living room that will make maintaining your lawn and other landscape features more difficult. Check to be sure you can get your mower into all the grassy areas in your backyard without making a major chore out if it, and that you can water your plants and lawn without dousing your outdoor furnishings in the process. The more convenient your outdoor room is to play in -- and maneuver around -- the less you'll have to change or grumble about later.