Tips for Making Your Outdoor Space as Inviting as Your Indoor Space

Homeowners are going in more for things like family rooms and outdoor kitchens that will give them the same comfort as those indoor spaces. Some of the things that will need to be considered for this are transitions, privacy, heating and gas lines. 

Here’s a quick look at a few tips for making your outdoor spaces more inviting.

 

Kitchen

The days when cooking a meal outdoors meant a few lawn chairs, a table, and a grill are long gone. With outdoor kitchen design software, you can unify your indoor and outdoor spaces to allow for movement that’s free-flowing from one of those spaces to the other. If you have this ease of movement, you’ll be better able to enjoy all of the features of your indoor kitchen while you also enjoy the outdoors.

You can make things even more inviting too. Just add a bit of style and luxury with the outdoor garden furniture you choose and you’ll be comfortable as well. That will even allow for better socializing and entertaining. Who knows, you might even decide to go for a walk-up bar if that’s your scene.

 

Define It

Spaces such as these can serve more than a single function. These important outdoor spaces might have a main purpose as a kitchen, but a lot of homeowners also add a conversation or seating area in an effort to compliment that specific space. 

When you’re in the design phase, it’s critical to give each of the spaces you’re designing a purpose. This will create an environment that’s more appealing while also helping to plan for the flow of traffic through that particular area. Think about separating the various spaces with things like rugs, flower boxes, or plants in order to clearly define entertainment, eating, and living areas.

 

Privacy

The lack of curtains and/or walls for privacy can make your outdoor spaces feel a bit exposed and make them less inviting. That being said, there are a plethora of ways to develop a bit more intimacy and privacy while not needing to sacrifice the aesthetics of the space. Getting creative with the landscaping, or putting up a privacy fence, are just a couple of the options.

 

Consistency

When you’re integrating your outdoor and indoor areas, making sure that you keep the design consistent is key. If you maintain a similar design, it will assist with the creation of a cohesive look between the areas, which then makes the visible transition between them more aesthetically pleasing. Things like a similar style of furniture, color palette, and accessories will enhance both spaces while making the outdoor area seem to be only an extension of the indoor space.

 

Temperature

 

Many homeowners would like to enjoy all areas of the home – both indoor and outdoor – all throughout the year. If you happen to live in a chillier clime, it’s critical for you to consider the requirements for heating your outdoor space. Similarly, those in warmer areas might want to consider cooling options for those sweltering months. As far as heating goes, gas patio heaters, chimineas, a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace might be good options. An air conditioner and fans would be good options for cooling. 

 

Outdoor living spaces are a fantastic way to create a bit more space for living and entertaining. They’re able to serve many various functions and make the spaces just as enjoyable to spend time in as any of the other areas of your home. Enjoy more of your downtime in the outdoors while still at home with a gorgeous outdoor space.

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