Follow these six tips to ensure you and your guests will always have an incredible time in your indoor-outdoor entertainment areas.
1. SHELTER YOUR OUTDOOR AREA.
Given the harsh summer sun and unpredictable weather conditions, installing a roof over your indoor-outdoor living spaces is an absolute essential! It will protect you and your guests from the sun’s harmful rays and the rain so you can continue having a grand time. If investing in a roof for your patio or pergola is beyond your budget, you may opt for a large umbrella instead. No matter which option you choose, creating an indoor-outdoor entertainment area with overhead protection will go a long way in delivering the comfort and convenience you seek for you and your guests.
2. MAINTAIN THE FLOOR LEVEL.
A consistent floor height across your indoor and outdoor spaces contributes to their connectedness and smooth flow. If you want to take it up a notch, you may use just one type of flooring material for both areas. Additional benefits of an even floor height for both areas include greater accessibility for wheelchair-users and lower risk for accidents like tripping or losing your step.
3. BRING YOUR INDOOR DECORS OUTDOORS.
To create harmony and further establish the unity between your indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, try incorporating some design elements from inside your house and bring them outside. These can be as big as carpets that span both areas or large timber furniture, or as small as identical throw pillows or candle holders of the same colour or material. Using similar decorative pieces indoors and outdoors will help you achieve the goal of having a single indoor and outdoor aesthetic.
4. ARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE ACCORDINGLY.
Another way to achieve a smooth flow for both areas is to arrange your furniture in such a way that your guests’ attention will be directed towards the other area. For example, making your indoor couches face towards the outdoor entertainment deck, instead of away from it, encourages interaction among your guests who are in these two different parts of your home.
5. OPEN UP YOUR SPACE WITH DOORS.
Removing walls, or even just changing the door in your indoor-outdoor entertainment area works wonders. Bi-fold doors and sliding glass doors are popular choices that help establish flow and continuity between your indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Large floor-to-ceiling doors create an uninterrupted flow between the two areas and make your home feel more expansive and harmonious.
6. INSTALL RETRACTABLE FLY SCREENS.
After you have opened up your indoor area with the perfect door, it only makes sense to install an insect screen system right after. Retractable fly screens help ward off insects so you and your guests won’t have to deal with any buzzing, hovering or stinging bugs. These functional screens offer protection and convenience without obstructing your view of the outdoors.
At Freedom Retractable Screens, we create only high-quality and innovative screen solutions for your ultimate comfort and convenience. Our custom-built screens are suitable for doors and windows of all shapes and sizes. Whether you want to screen your bedroom, balcony, patio, garage, or other large, difficult-to-screen areas of your home, you can count on our screens to give you the protection you seek from undesirable outdoor elements.
Are you looking to improve your indoor-outdoor living with retractable fly screens? Contact your local expert from Freedom Retractable Screens to find the perfect solution for your needs today.