Whether it be nature-inspired accessories or extra large windows, today’s home buyers desire a strong relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces. With a few simple solutions, Mother Nature can shine throughout. Below are some design ideas that can help to promote connectivity from indoor to outdoor space.
Create a Seamless Flow
Blur the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces by using the same (or similar) flooring material from the inside to the outdoor living areas. This creates an uninterrupted path that connects the spaces and visually adds square footage to the home.
Windows, Windows, Windows!
The bigger the better. Large windows create visual excitement and 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 and possibly 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
Striking quartz, quartzite or marble in counter tops or accessories can add natural depth, sparkle, and movement to a room. Additionally, wood finishes, such as ceiling beams and hardwood flooring, add to the organic feel home buyers are searching for.
With a similar design style that continues from the interior to exterior, the feel of additional “liveable” space is achieved. No matter the size of the outdoor area, art, accessories and furniture show function and create a strong selling feature.
Light the Night!
The variety of outdoor-approved 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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