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Outdoor Rooms

The biggest #SpaceSavers are #OutdoorRooms. Properly designed they’re cooler in summer and warmer in winter than other places outdoors and can be used on all but the most extreme days of the year. I work outdoors in the #MiamiHeat because my table is in breezes and arbor-shaded.

An #OutdoorRoom that can be used most of the year is a bargain: serious living space at about 1/5 the cost of interior space. #SpaceSavers

A house with #OutdoorRooms that are useful enough you can build 20% less interior space are essentially free because outdoor rooms cost only about 20% as much as interior space. Plus, you forever save the heating and cooling cost on the interior space you didn’t need to build.

More on the economics of #HealthyPattern 3: You can create great #OutdoorRooms for about 20% of the cost of heated & cooled interior space, so if you're able to have about 20% less interior space for #LivingInSeason, then you can build as much outdoor living space for free.

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