How to Link Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
You may have a few ideas of how to link indoor and outdoor spaces at your home and it is a step worth taking because what would be better than throwing open the patio doors on a warm, sunny day, enjoying both the inside and outside space at your home?
Seamless connecting between indoor and outdoors
There are a few ways of connecting the outdoors to the inside of their home with the most common option being modern bi-fold doors that open up along the entire width of the wall, seamlessly connecting the inner room with the patio, decking or garden.
When you create the right connection between spaces, and the weather is good and the sun is beaming, you are likely to spend your days with the doors open, enjoying the fresh air and daylight pouring in. When you begin to design this new space, whether you're remodelling or starting from scratch with an extension, these are the most important things to consider to make your project a success and your money spent wisely.
How open should your living space be?
When taking inspiration for indoor/outdoor living spaces, without realising it, we tend to be looking at homes that are situated in much hotter countries with warmer climates than the UK. Our climate is temperate meaning, we get far more cold rain than most other countries!
Rather than working against our climate, work with it. Consider extending the roof slightly so that it covers part of the patio, meaning you can leave the doors open and keep the rain out. Be careful not to extend too far, however, as this could decrease some of the natural sunlight in the house.
Update your doors
For maximum light in your home, that will give you a sense of being outside, consider updating or installing a bifold door to your property. There is a huge range of styles and colours for you to choose from. There is even a selection of sizes and openings so you will be sure to find a style that suits your property and space, hopefully without having to make too many expensive changes within your home.
Think about your flooring
Often when you step out of the doors, you'll be stepping onto a patio area first. The best way to connect the indoors with the immediate outdoor space is to use the same flooring. This could be stone flags or even concrete, polished to a high shine in the interior. if into similar flooring for the patio and space inside. Minimal difference in the height of each floor will give a real modern edge to your property and transform both your living and garden area.
New extension, new ideas
When adding an extension to your property, you are adding extra living space, something that is sorely needed but why not make even more of that space by seamlessly connecting it to your garden? From bi-fold doors to other styles of doors, there are many options our team can discuss with you. Why not get in touch to find out more?