Outdoor living has improved so much since I was a child. Back then (don't ask when), most yards in Massachusetts had a lawn, swing set, foundation plants, slate or brick patio with functional all-weather furniture - remember what a picnic table was? Today's yards feature outdoor rooms that are comfortable, well-designed and function for a complete outdoor life, day and night. Once just a simple grill for burgers, chicken and hot dogs has given way to huge grills with rotisseries, smokers and elaborate pizza ovens. Check these out and make space for yours.