Indoor Outdoor Living

November 8, 2023

One of the biggest trends in architecture right now is blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. The start of summer means the beginning of outdoor living BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t live the outdoor life all year round.

Outdoor spaces create an environment that is more healthy, more zen, more true to our nature. We can respond to seasonal changes, feel more relaxed outdoors and feel more comfortable entertaining with family and friends.

When building a new home or renovating an existing one, one should do everything to add as much natural light as possible. Then think about what features speak to your lifestyle the most. How will you live in your home? Make choices for your outdoor living that makes you truly love your home. An outdoor kitchen might not be for you if you don’t like to cook — so, choose a rooftop terrace instead. Pick what is right for you.

Redefining indoor and outdoor boundaries elevates an open concept floorplan, taking it to a new level. Blending your outdoor and indoor spaces with a large expanse of thermal efficient glass walls, doors and windows allow for a seamless transition between the spaces giving homes an open and immaculate view to the outdoors.

Utilizing rooftop space is a great idea for homes built on a smaller footprint. Even if your backyard is large enough to accommodate your needs, many homeowners are choosing to utilize their rooftops because it’s an added luxury.

Creating a space that is above and beyond the basic requirements of a home is the best investment. Kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms are necessary in all homes, but an outdoor kitchen that can be a multi-purpose, multi-function and multi-season outdoor living space is truly a thoughtful investment.

Gaming areas are a wonderful feature for family homes and provide a unique background for entertaining. In terms of style, large outdoor chess sets and putting greens are the most sophisticated. But for the sake of practicality, homeowners should put more consideration into what activities their family will enjoy most. Is anyone up for checkers or bocce?