Indoor/Outdoor Spaces

Indoor/outdoor California room bridges home and landscape

Depending on your climate, outdoor living can be a seasonal enjoyment or a year-round experience.  Increasingly, the indoor/outdoor living space is becoming part of almost every landscape we create.  These transitional spaces give all the feeling of the outdoors, with all the comforts of the indoors.  Take a look at some of our favorite styles for these unique spaces that bridge the gap between home and landscape.

Outdoor Living Rooms

Indoor/outdoor living room looks out on pool and lawn

Most of us have been told at one point or another to “Get off the couch and go get some fresh air.”  So, we ask, is the new outdoor living room the perfect way to cheat?  When it comes to the important task of resting, we think there is no better place than outside.  A space like this can bring great style to your backyard, and create an outdoor room that is hard to pass up (and even harder to leave.)

Pool Houses

View from pool house with fully retractable glass doors

A classic example of an indoor/outdoor space, the pool house has been in style since, well, backyard pools became a thing.  It’s great to have a spot to take a break from swimming, or a place where the kids can snack and sit around in their bathing suits not on the living room furniture.  The coolest new addition to pool houses (and indoor/outdoor spaces of all kinds) is the accordion door. The coolest part?  They close all the way.  So whether it’s airy shade structure you want, a cozy sunroom, or den on a rainy day, you can have it all!  These doors, by Nanawall systems, have become a staple in our designs.  They also make windows.  We are big fans.

Indoor/Outdoor Cooking Spaces

Outdoor kitchen under custom pavilion roof

Many outdoor spaces are added in staged or post build. Using matching materials makes the space cohesive and flow. This outdoor kitchen has two matching BBQ’s in order to accommodate a family member’s severe allergy. We worked closely to come up with a solution that was both aesthetically pleasing and practical in use. What do you think of the outcome?

Modern covered seating area and grill island

Transitional spaces like these make for a seamless flow between house and landscape.  The choices of contemporary materials and elements perfectly match those inside for a real sense of unity. It’s nice, too, to be able to move your ultra-light indoor/outdoor furniture as the seasons change, and of course to change out your throw pillows.  There’s no such thing as too many throw pillows.

The Indoor/Outdoor Entry

Used brick paves entryway and continues into the foyer of a Farmhouse style home

It’s no secret that we love the Modern aesthetic.  Few looks lend themselves so easily to dressing up or down, and the hand-crafted quality is just so fun to bring to life.  Here, a metal porch creates a dining area that continues through glass doors into the indoor dining area, making a statement that is perfectly casual and yet perfectly classy!  We love these designed spaces that are intimate and personal, yet made to be shared.  Thanks for letting us share with you!

If you just realized that you need an indoor/outdoor space in your life, we would love to help you design your dream!  Contact J.Montgomery Designs for a virtual consultation.

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