Outdoor rooms aren’t so different from those inside — fixtures and finishes change to reflect occupants’ taste and trends, while appliances and systems serve longer lives as anchors in the space. From upholstering furniture with high-tech fabrics for easy maintenance to incorporating vertical gardens and colorful lighting, Realtor.com shares eight ways to personalize outdoor living areas. Beyond fixtures and finishes, fireplaces and heaters are also increasingly popular in outdoor rooms. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, one in 10 consumers plan to add heaters and fireplaces into their outdoor kitchens. To help meet that demand, check out our tips for incorporating propane-fueled features and appliances in outdoor rooms.

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