3 Ways to Connect Your Indoors and Outdoors at Home

July 28, 2016

3 Ways to Connect Your Indoors and Outdoors at Home

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.

The growing trend of open plan and indoor/outdoor kitchens has given everyone the ability to combine the outdoors and indoors in their home.

"Look deep into Nature, and then you will understand everything better " - Albert Einstein

Sometimes 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. 

We 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. 

Designing Your Oudoor Kitchen

But don’t limit your thinking in this is the only way to enjoy the outdoors from your home.

You want to create a seamless interaction between the outdoors and indoors.

Essentially there are 3 things you need to think about when adding more light and space to your home.

 

  1. Utilise the Power of Glass

Glass 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.

By 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.

Can you convert some walls to glass or parts of walls, make a window as a corner window and not just a full brick wall?

Can 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.

 

  1. Expand Your Benchtop

 

When 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.

 

Your benchtop can now become;

  • A kitchen benchtop
  • Food preparation
  • Bar space when entertaining outdoors
  • Food serving area when entertaining
  • Reading area for those relaxing mornings

 

Always think about multiple uses for your areas.

To learn more about this check out this informative article on house that gives you greater insight into an outside/inside kitchen.

 

 

 

  1. Blend Your Materials

 

If 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.

 

You 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.

 

Make 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.

 

Check out the article from Houzz which will gives you some good ideas.

 

 

By 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.

 

Bringing 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.




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