Making The Most Of Outdoor Living Spaces
Now that winter’s a distant memory, it’s time to start planning for the summer. Spring is the perfect time to consider home improvements that will enhance your property and allow you to enjoy the long, warmer days.
When the sun is shining there’s nothing better than getting out in the beautiful British outdoors. Unfortunately, British weather, even at the height of summer, can be unpredictable: one day it’s sunny, the next day it’s chilly. Bear this in mind when designing a new outdoor entertainment area, so that you can still enjoy your surroundings in comfort.
Here’s a couple of suggestions to help you take full advantage of your outdoor living spaces.
Outdoor Entertainment Area
Wooden decking, natural stone or paving can be chosen to complement your internal flooring, creating a natural, seamless flow from your inner living space to the outdoor area.
A covered outdoor entertaining area gives you the flexibility to dine and entertain alfresco, whatever the weather. Examples are:
A timber framed veranda that extends out to the rear and often, around the sides of the main building.
A living porch that’s enclosed on both sides.
An extended roof that flows out from the main building and blends in with the rest of the property.
Temporary options include a giant umbrella or sail shade that’s attached to the main building roof.
A covered entertaining area allows the freedom to create a magnificent living space that can be complemented by outdoor furnishings and even an exterior fireplace. Outdoor kitchens are growing in popularity, comprising of a built-in BBQ with surrounding units and even a pizza oven.
Sliding doors bring the outdoors in by creating a continuous flow between your interior and exterior living spaces, flooding your home with natural light. Sliding doors create a sense of space and allow you to enjoy your surroundings all year round. Contemporary, unobtrusive and easy to maintain, sliding doors can be opened up in the summer to unite your living spaces in a seamless transition from inside to out. They have the added benefit of energy-efficiency, reducing heat loss during the colder months while providing a high quality security barrier without losing space or light.
For more information on how sliding doors can maximise your living space, contact Brighton Trade Windows today.