5 Tips to Create Your
outdoor living space

The ability for homeowners to extend their living space outside is something that we all desire. An indoor-outdoor living space gives the ability to entertain, relax, and extend the size of your home without having to do costly renovations. While the desire for indoor-outdoor living spaces is on the rise, many people do not fully understand how to achieve this. Here are five tips that you should consider if you are trying to create your very own indoor-outdoor living space.

Glass Doors

One of the best ways to achieve a one-of-a-kind and functional indoor-outdoor living space is to use glass doors. Glass doors such as sliding doors, panoramic doors, bifold doors or French doors, will increase your ability to move in and out effortlessly. They will also help you see what is going on outside while you entertain guests. Glass doors will also help create the illusion of a larger space.
Even if your inside space is small, glass doors will help bring in light and create the feeling of a larger space. Try using a series of glass doors that can open and close to attain a more unique indoor-outdoor living space.

shade structures

If you want to create an outdoor living space for you and your family to enjoy, you must think about shade options. You can install a pergola or patio cover option will give you shade and help you get the outdoor space you desire. As San Diego’s top choice in exterior remodeling contractors, we specialize in patio covers and creating outdoor living spaces, allowing you to select from a wide range of colors and materials such as wood or our exclusive aluminum Duracool patios.

heating

One of the main benefits of an indoor-outdoor living space is that it can be enjoyed year-round. If you plan on using the space during the colder winter months, it is important to consider different heating options. There are many ways to add heat to the outside living space, and the choice you decide on will be a personal preference.
One of the best options is a fire pit. You can often create your own fire pit using stones and pavers. It is a budget-friendly option that you can use year-round to heat the space and roast marshmallows. Other options may include a gas or electric fireplace, propane heaters, and more. If you need assistance to determine which options fit your family’s lifestyle best, our knowledgeable project manager will make sure to discuss the different options to make sure you make the best choice for you needs.

Outdoor Kitchen Area

One of the best ways to create a functional indoor-outdoor living space is to add an outdoor kitchen area. An outdoor kitchen is one of the most popular requests with San Diego homeowners, making it well worth the investment. A kitchen space will give you the flexibility to cook and entertain guests outside without ever having to come inside. If you are thinking about adding a kitchen space outside, try adding a grill, sink, prep area, and small refrigerator. This will give you the ability to store, prep, and cook meals outside. It is a great way to extend your living space and bring nature into your home.

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To make your outdoor kitchen operational, it would require some types of electrical, gas, and plumbing hookups as necessary. All areas within San Diego county will require permitting when you alter electrical, gas, plumbing or sewage. This is where we come in and prepared to handle the permitting process and HOA approvals as part of service to our clients.
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seamless design

When you want to create a cohesive indoor-outdoor living space, you should try to use a similar design style in both areas. For instance, if you have a modern style inside, you should purchase modern style chairs and a modern area rug to use outside. Try adding similar potted plants both inside and outside that have a unique style and similar design. Since Need For Build is licensed for both Interior and exterior remodeling work, making the transition to create a cohesive space is easy and smooth.
An indoor-outdoor living space is the ideal way to bring nature into your San Diego home and create a space where you can both relax and entertain. These tips can help ensure that you have the perfect indoor-outdoor living space that you will be able to enjoy for years. Not only will this space help you increase the size of space you have, but it will also help to increase your home’s value.

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