Thursday, July 14, 2011

The ultimate outdoor living space

I know I have blogged about outdoor living before but never have I seen an outdoor space like this one which actually reminds me a lot of the game lodge I stayed in when I was in South Africa – Makalali Resort. While we may not all have the view or this amount as space, there are ways to accomplish open living. 

Tips for Outdoor Living
1. Whether we have a balcony, deck, or a paved space, the easiest fix is to move some furniture outside. Make sure it is weather proof before you do so. If you don’t have weather proof furniture and are willing to purchase it there are a lot of options for sale and Sunbrella has a great assortment of fabrics which you can use to upholster.
2. If you are lucky enough to be building or looking to renovate the best way to open the space and have the inside and outside flow together is installing glass sliding doors or french doors. The glass doors allow in natural light and provide a view that instantly makes the space feel larger and more open whether the doors are open or closed.
3. Not renovating or building, no problem. Weather permitting open doors and let natural light inside and allow inside and outside to flow together. 

Whatever you do, get outside and enjoy summer! Lots of Love**