Creating a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor spaces is a unique challenge. The transition, whether slow or sudden, can be made graceful and elegant, instead of abrupt and awkward, by turning to the first principle of exterior design: The balance between aesthetics and function.
Blending these two aspects perfectly becomes difficult when dealing with intricate designs, but is far from impossible to achieve. Retaining the functionality of a space without sacrificing its aesthetic appeal can be done by employing the right design elements that’ll synergise with your home. If you’re planning to
do a home remodel, take a look at these examples that have shrunk the divide between outdoor and indoor spaces:
Aluminium sliding doors offer the perfect solution to blending conflicting spaces. As these doors can all fold into a 90 degree, accordion-style nook, they eliminate the barrier that separates spaces, giving you a beautiful, panoramic view from both perspectives.
Open your entire wall in this way, from floor to ceiling, and replace it with glass doors to bring a dramatic stylistic change to your home’s architecture.
Using colours that extend outside of your home is another sure-fire way to blend these spaces. A wooden deck can complement indoor wooden flooring and enlarge both areas.
The use of a lighter shade of wood also serves to make the space seem bigger, paired with quality aluminium doors and windows.
Take design elements from your home’s architecture and incorporate it into its surroundings. Using square tropes and motifs from your home exterior in your outside deck, or simply on your porch, can make your home exterior and interior feel more interconnected.
Incorporating aluminium doors and windows into this mix can further open up your space for the ultimate aesthetic effect.