Ways To Design Seamless Indoor and Outdoor Connections

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A seamlessly connected indoor and outdoor space makes your house more integrated, expensive, and light-filled. This style’s cohesiveness improves your whole family’s well-being, making the outdoor space more like an intimate part of your home. It also helps the indoor space evoke a connection to the surrounding nature.

A unified home architect also provides you with an ample opportunity to show off your creative mind while augmenting your home’s usable square footage in the meanwhile. You will barely find another design alteration that can impact your outdoor living experience as this one.

Creating a seamless indoor and outdoor experience doesn’t have to be insanely expensive. Minimal decorative choices and a few changes to your home setting can efficiently do the trick.

If you are interested in giving your house a sense of style and spatial continuity, you will love this list of inspiring ideas to get you started.


Choose deck board or flooring that matches the indoor 

deck board or flooringChoosing your deck board color or flooring identical to your indoor flooring is a subtle way of creating a seamless indoor-to-outdoor connection. A matching decking color identical to your interior flooring, trim, or millwork will connect the two spaces instantly.

Some of the durable and sturdy options for the floorings that are also aesthetically appealing include:

Composite deck board outdoes wood’s richness, warmth, and natural grain patterns without fading or deteriorating. From almond brown to slate grays, you will find a variety of color range for composite deck boards to match your interior hardwood floors and color schemes. Using flooring materials that are highly resistant to impact and weather will save you much money and time on their maintenance.


Introduce more glazing

glazed elements at the back of the house Choose more glazed elements at the back of the house or as a glass roof to enhance the unobstructed view of both the garden and skies. One of the best ways is to opt for a glass roof and beams to create a seamless indoor-to-outdoor experience.


Introduce French doors or glass doors 

French doors or glass doors Glass doors are crucial to adding a seamless connection from indoors to outdoors and any place without them is imperfect. Glass doors can help you create a visual and spatial continuity with the house interior.

If you love natural light and air, then considering large glass windows with thin profiles is also worth considering. Moreover, you can use screened enclosures and large windows to blend your indoors with your outdoors.


Ger a corner window 

Ger a corner window

Many nature enthusiasts prefer adding a corner window facing the lawn or the backyard to feel more connected to their outdoor or nature. If you have a spectacular view of the forest or mountains in any part of your home, that would be the perfect spot for placing a corner window.


Use outdoor lights to create a cozy ambiance 

outdoor lights to create a cozy ambiance Installing accent lights on railing post caps, posts, and deck stairs is another creative way to achieve that seamless indoor-to-outdoor connection. A good lighting scheme will help you appreciate your lawn or backyard until you go to bed.

Lighting accessories make the outer part of your home cozy, accessible, and intimate, just like other parts of the house. LED outdoor accent lights not just create a warm ambiance but also help you save 80 percent more energy than traditional incandescent lights.

Choose decorative lamps like arched floor lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps, and suspension lamps that are durable and certified for outdoor use. You can also utilize fairy lights to decorate your outdoor plants and trees if you want to be more creative.

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Make a transitional space like a pergola

transitional space like a pergola Pergolas can be another best addition to optimize your house’s usable square footage and create a sort of “outdoor room.” They can be used to make a transitional space on the property that is partially covered while giving a full view of breathtaking sunsets, greenery, or full moons.

For instance, a bioclimate pergola with an aluminum finish and adjustable roof slats will protect your furnishings while ensuring proper shade and ventilation.

You can also incorporate interior design aesthetics into your transitional spaces that complement the indoor furnishings. This will surely become your go-to place whenever you need to unwind, work with a view or just relax while you sip on your coffee.


Lose the wall

Lose the wall Ditching entire or multiple walls in a room can do wonders for your space. Large openings that span from wall to wall create the sense of an outdoor room itself.

Also, opting for floor-to-ceiling glass doors is a high-impact change that will certainly alter the vibe of your home. It’s a perfect idea to modernize your home and increase your connection to your outside space. For instance, Bi-fold doors with narrow framing are a popular choice.


Add decorative pots and planters 

decorative pots and planters Adding planters to your interior living room or kitchen adjacent to the deck creates a more seamless experience. Plants make the best visual connection between two places and are a source of calm and tranquility in the meantime.


Maintain the floor level the same as your indoors

To create a nice seamless flow from interior to exterior, keep the floor level the same as indoors. However, this might not be a good idea if you reside in a tropical country that often experiences rainfall, leading to flooding. Also, having a roof or shade over your outdoor space is a good idea to create harmony.


Take away

Today, most architectural designs are focused on creating spaces that use natural elements to create a seamless, cohesive experience from indoors to outdoors. With French glass doors, large windows, matching flooring, deck lighting, and plant pots, you can create an aesthetic space that evokes a connection to the outdoor space.

Get your outdoor balcony, patio, planters, or pools waterproofed with the help of our team of professionals at Capital deck and stair waterproofing, or call (888) 508-2966 for a free quote.

6 Outdoor Gardening Tips for Spring

gardening tools in sunny garden

The spring flowers and leaves are starting to bloom and the weather is warming up. It’s once again time to tend to your garden. If you have one, you probably haven’t been doing much gardening for several months, so you might be wondering where to start. Here are spring gardening tips to get things going again.

1.  Organize Your Tools

Your gardening tools have likely been sitting in the shed for some time. Check each item to see if it’s in working order. If cutting blades have become dull, sharpen them with a file mill and apply penetrating oil to address corrosion or prevent it. Purchase new fertilizer and soil products if needed.

2.  Inspect Your Garden

Harsh winter weather can be unforgiving for gardens and yards. Dead plants, fallen branches, rocks, and storm debris should be cleared before proceeding with your garden. Inspect existing plants for cold, snow, or ice damage and assess the condition of fences, walls, and other hardscaping elements. Check for skunk, rabbit, mole, chipmunk, and other animal burrows as well. Pests such as aphids, slugs, and snails should be dealt with too.

3.  Remove Weeds and Mulch

Completely remove any weeds and ensure they are gone for good. Then place them in a compost pile or burn them immediately. Living weeds can spread their seeds around and threaten your garden. Also, rake away any mulch to expose the soil, unless the mulch is well composted.

4.  Prune Trees and Shrubs

Pruning should be done before the growing season is in full swing. To start, prune out any damaged or broken plant material. Dead wood should be removed as well.

Then prune any trees or shrubs that will bloom over recent growth, first sterilizing pruners with isopropyl alcohol to avoid spreading plant disease. Don’t prune plants that bloom on old wood. For evergreens, it’s okay to shear them back if their new growth is complete.

5.  Change/Freshen Up the Soil

Replace any soil that is of poor quality. To freshen it up, you can add fertilizer, which provides nutrients for growing plants and helps those you’ve pruned to heal. The soil may have compacted under the winter frost. To get your soil ready for gardening:

  • Loosen the soil by tilling or turning it to 12 to 14 inches deep.
  • Mix in well-composted mulch or leaf litter.
  • Test the soil’s pH and nutrient levels.
  • Add a healthy compost layer to poor soil.
  • Help treated soil settle by raking and watering it lightly.

women smelling flowers in garden

6.  Set Up New Planters and Garden Beds

In addition to installing supports such as trellises and stakes, start placing and/or building your planters and garden beds. Clean out existing beds if necessary. If you’re using garden pots or window boxes, order them now to ensure you have what you need.

At Capital Deck & Stair, we provide professional planter installation for residential and commercial property owners. Our planters can house flowers, shrubbery, and small trees. Raised and below-grade planters are available, while our professionals are trained and equipped to waterproof planter foundations and structures as well.

Request a free estimate online or call (888) 508-2966 for more information.