Indoor-outdoor spaces have been an important innovation in home improvements over the last decade, with more and more properties using them. However, creating quality areas where you can enjoy the luxuries of your regular interiors in the open air is a tricky process as there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. In this post, therefore, we take a look at some foolproof ways for creating and to improve your indoor-outdoor space. Check these tips out below.
KEEP THE FLOOR LEVEL
One of the best methods for helping to improve your indoor and outdoor space and for it to “make sense,” is to ensure that the flooring indoors is level with the outdoor patios. It’s even better if you can build both floor coverings from the same material, as this helps to generate continuity and looks easy on the eye. Having continuity as you move through a property incentivises you to spend more time out in the garden, enjoying the open air.
You can also try adding shade, though some people find this idea a little strange. After all isn’t the purpose of the outdoor section to provide access to sunlight? Well yes and no. Most people find that they need a little shade, especially during the day when the sun is directly overhead.
But if you still want the option of sunbathing, you can always section your outdoor area with some parts having access to sunlight and others in the shade. You can use retractable shade or large umbrellas you can move around if you want more options.
ADD MORE GLAZING
Needless to say, adding more glazing to the transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces can help open them up tremendously. There really is no limit to how much you can add. Some homeowners with the option to do so will install glass roofing to their interior areas as well, helping to make the transition less harsh. This way, you can allow natural light to enter your indoor spaces from above as well as from the side.
USE INTERNAL COURTYARDS
You can also create a wonderful indoor-outdoor space by adding internal courtyards. These help to add brightness and airiness to the space between sections of your home. So, for instance, you might have a courtyard between the kitchen and a conservatory area at the back of your home. The courtyard helps to add light to dimly-lit rooms.
KEEP THE SAME THEME THROUGHOUT
Another great way to improve your indoor-outdoor space is to add a sense of continuity by using the same decor theme throughout. When you think about it, there really is no reason you can’t continue the style of your kitchen or conservatory out into your patio space. Modern materials give you more options to do this than ever before.
When you do this, it makes the space feel more connected and consistent. It also helps to make it look more visually appealing which is great for when you want to entertain. You can create a sense of separation by including more plants in the outdoor area to create a sense of naturalness and nature.
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