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Accessible Outdoor Rooms

Reprinted from PN August 2002

Outdoor spaces are an important part of a home. A properly designed area can be the best "room" in the house —and is often the least expensive (yet most luxurious) addition.

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A partial trellis and park bench define a sitting area. Photo by Carol Peredo Lopez, A.I.A., taken at Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
You can use outdoor areas as reading, living, recreation, or dining rooms —even kitchens. Quality outdoor spaces are those where design elements are used appropriately. In the August 2002 PN/Paraplegia News, read Carol Peredo Lopez's article addressing function and available space, how to incorporate plants and water, the importance of color and texture, creating and using shade, and letting your imagination be your guide in creating the outdoor room of your dreams. To order that issue, click here

 

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