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Let the Sunshine in: Tips on Bringing the Outdoors Indoors

If you have a property that you love in a climate you want to enjoy, it makes sense that you want to take steps to improve your indoor-outdoor living setup. It doesn’t have to be complicated if you start with a few basic ideas. Let’s look at some options that can help you take your living space outside and make the most of every part of your home.

Create an Indoor-Outdoor Living Room

Spending time outside can improve your mood and health which is why so many people love being in nature. One way to maximize that outdoor time at home is to create an extended living space. An enclosed patio is a good way to start. If you have a patio, you can use this as the base of the new outdoor living room.

Decide whether you would like a glass enclosure or if you want a screened-in porch or patio. The screened-in option may be more cost-effective while the glass option will work better if you want to keep the new room warmer in the cold months. Once you have a design in mind, you can work with Horizon Homes to renovate the space, bringing in a proper roof, electrical lines and everything else you need to enjoy the outdoor living area. Finish it off with comfortable outdoor seating made with weather-resistant materials. Bonus points if those materials are eco-friendly.

Connect the Inside and Outside With New Doors

If you don’t want to build an entire exterior room, another option is open an existing interior room up to the outside with a new and expanded door. You don’t have to settle for old-school patio doors that only open up halfway. Modern options include sliding doors that can disappear completely into the wall as well as accordion glass doors that are easy to fold away. Change an entire wall into a glass door and you can open your living room or dining room to the yard easily. You also get to enjoy the view even when the doors are closed.

Add More Windows

For people who don’t want to give up an entire wall, consider adding or enlarging your current windows. This will bring more sunlight into your space and give you a better view of the outdoors, making you feel more connected to nature. You also have a chance to upgrade older, inefficient windows to newer models that will help maintain the temperature in your house.

Bring Plants Into Your Home

When you want to bring the outdoors in but don’t want a full renovation, use plants to add a natural touch to your space. Small palm trees, ferns and other lush greenery can bring a sense of being connected to the outside. Place them in planters that are made of natural materials such as bamboo or clay for an added touch.

Enjoy the Inside and Outside of Your Home

Every part of your home should be usable, not just the spaces inside. Whether you create a new outdoor living space or open an interior room to the outside, you should make the most of what you have. Reach out to Horizon Homes at (919) 542-4457 to get started on your indoor-outdoor renovation.