It is very enjoyable to be able to be at your home and enjoy the outdoors without having to be at the mercies of the weather.\nThe growing trend of open plan and indoor\/outdoor kitchens has given everyone the ability to combine the outdoors and indoors in their home.\n"Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better " - Albert Einstein\nSometimes it is hard to get out into nature so sometimes we have to let nature come into our home, to a degree. What better way to do this then making a seamless connection between nature and your home. \nWe will show you 3 key points to consider when you want to open your indoors to the outdoors and to be able to enjoy both. \n\nBut don’t limit your thinking in this is the only way to enjoy the outdoors from your home.\nYou want to create a seamless interaction between the outdoors and indoors.\nEssentially there are 3 things you need to think about when adding more light and space to your home.\n \n\n\nUtilise the Power of Glass\n\n\nGlass is the driving feature when you want to bring your outdoors inside. You can create invisible glass connections in a variety of ways throughout your home.\nBy installing bi-fold, sliding or stacker doors and windows you have the ability to open up any space in your home. Be it the kitchen, living room, office then this can be applied.\nCan you convert some walls to glass or parts of walls, make a window as a corner window and not just a full brick wall?\nCan a wall be converted into a glass door so that you have both the view plus the ability to open the door to allow the fresh air and cooling breeze through your home.\n \n\n\nExpand Your Benchtop\n\n\n \nWhen building and open kitchen then use your benchtop as part of the wall or access to the outside. By having sliding windows across the top of your benchtop then you multiply the uses for your benchtop.\n \nYour benchtop can now become;\n\nA kitchen benchtop\nFood preparation\nBar space when entertaining outdoors\nFood serving area when entertaining\nReading area for those relaxing mornings\n\n \nAlways think about multiple uses for your areas.\nTo learn more about this check out this informative article on house that gives you greater insight into an outside\/inside kitchen.\n \n \n\nBlurred Lines: How to Plan a Kitchen That Spills Outside\n\n\n \n\n\nBlend Your Materials\n\n\n \nIf you are creating an inside\/outside area at your home think about using the same materials for both areas. This means that you need to consider how weather proof your materials will be.\n \nYou can use the same materials for the Flooring, Benchtop. Keeping the same colours for both areas will also enhance the seamless connection between both areas.\n \nMake sure that your outdoors area does have shelter. That way you will maximise the time you can utilise the area. With the development of outdoor firepits and heaters.\n \nCheck out the article from Houzz which will gives you some good ideas.\n \n\n10 Ways to Connect Indoor and Outdoor Areas\n\n\n \nBy thinking about these 3 areas you can make a seamless connection between the outdoors and indoors for your home and not be limited to just the kitchen area.\n \nBringing the outdoors inside will give you more light and sense of space and certainly turn any house into a home that is enjoyed all year round.