Today’s home buyers crave indoor and outdoor connectivity. Whether it be nature-inspired accessories or extra large windows, there are many ways to promote this connection. With a few simple design techniques, you can help Mother Nature can shine throughout. Below are some design ideas that we have used to promote connectivity from indoor to outdoor spaces.
Create a Seamless Flow
There are a variety of ways to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. One way is to use the same (or similar) flooring material from the inside to the outdoor living areas. This creates an uninterrupted path that connects the spaces. And as an added bonus, it creates the illusion of added square footage to the home.
By incorporating windows, especially large windows, is another way to connect spaces. Windows can flood spaces with radiant, natural light. Additionally, no matter what the weather or location, floor to ceiling windows give a spectacular view of the outside area.
Add Private Living
Create an additional “room” on your back patio by covering the space. Consider adding cozy seating, a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, or even a TV. Buyers can envision themselves wrapping up the day with a glass of wine on the patio. Or, going from the grill to a large patio table while entertaining.
Add Minerals and Natural Materials
By adding quartz, quartzite, or marble in counter tops or accessories can add natural depth. Additionally, wood finishes, such as ceiling beams and hardwood flooring, add to the organic, “natural” feel many home buyers are searching for.
Merchandising matters. By carefully merchandising a space with a style that continues from the interior to exterior, you can create the feel of additional living space. Regardless of the size of the outdoor area, art, accessories, and furniture are a strong selling feature.
Light the Night
Outdoor lighting options are far beyond what they used to be. Look further than the typical recessed lighting and sconces by trying chandeliers, pendants, floor lamps, table lamps or even lanterns to add flare and ambiance to the outdoor space.
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