The Outdoor Design & Living Showroom on Tunxis Hill Road Cutoff is a new venture for Fairfielder Chris Palmer who has more than 25 years of experience in landscaping and masonry.

The showroom offers multiple vignettes featuring masonry and stainless steel outdoor kitchens, fire pits and fireplaces, water features, outdoor showers, custom pergolas and other outdoor entertainment areas.

The new showroom combines Palmer's passion for relaxing green space and creating an enhanced living space for families who want to enjoy their yard, porch, patio or pool area more extensively, Palmer said. He is also the owner of Outdoor Design, a landscape design, construction and maintenance company.

"Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces is what Outdoor Design & Living is all about," he said. "Our clients are spending more time entertaining at home and want to capitalize on their home's square footage by adding beautiful, functional outdoor spaces."

Outdoor Design's creative team can provide clients with designs in a number of formats, including virtual designs, 3-D designs and hand drawings.

The business also carries a full line of masonry products, gas and wood stoves and fireplaces and log sets. In addition, it sells outdoor appliances, patio heaters, cooling fans, shade solutions, outdoor lighting and outdoor furniture.

The Outdoor Design & Living Showroom at 195 Tunxis Hill Road Cutoff is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. For more information, call 203-337-1600.