The standardization of your living areas indoors and outdoors is an excellent way to make both rooms appear larger and to strengthen the visual attractiveness of your entire property!
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Using the same (or similar) flooring in your home and garden is a simple but effective strategy to achieve that seamless inside-out transition. Of course, only a few materials are equally suitable for internal and external use –Porcelain tiles are good choices, easy to clean, and low porosity to resist stains and withstand harsh weather conditions. You can create a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor areas in just three steps:
1. Find suitable flooring materials for indoor and outdoor areas
As mentioned above, tiles are an excellent choice for this type of project, but you can use any weatherproof flooring product you want. Just make sure it looks brilliant in your home and garden for years! When laying your indoor / outdoor flooring, your goal should be to create the illusion of a continuous flooring that starts indoors and spreads out over the threshold, maintaining a uniform appearance as you go outside.
2. Minimize the barrier between your home and garden
You won't get the full effect of your indoor / outdoor floor if there are too many walls between the two areas. Sliding glass doors and folding doors are perfect for a project like this – they look very contemporary and when they are open it will really feel like nothing separates your indoor and outdoor space.
3. Set up both rooms in a similar style
To truly bring home the illusion that your garden is a seamless continuation of your living room, you should coordinate your indoor and outdoor furniture choices.
You probably won't be able to use exactly the same items inside and out, but you might be surprised at how diverse the outdoor furniture is to get your hands on these days. Regardless of whether your style leans more towards explosive extravagance or modern minimalism, there is a good chance that you can make your outdoor space just as attractive as you have already done indoors.