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How to Have an All Season Indoor-Outdoor Space


Posted: August 08, 2016 by Rod Smith

Outdoor living areas have become common in the recent years and this is due to the increased interest in the idea of the indoor –outdoor flow. Having an outdoor living space that you can use year round is an added advantage. There are ways that one can use to turn your outdoor into an area you can use all year round and this can be done to the extent of not distinguishing between in and out. Having a laid back, resort style setting is one of the best ways to do it. 


Most of the interior designers have the idea of having an indoor outdoors where you have your outside decorated in a similar way as the inside. Putting texture and accessories are also an important factor. Some of the ways to achieve these goals are by using all-weather fabrics, new outdoor rugs, durable finishes, exterior shutters, and blinds. All these things will add considerable beauty and comfort to that outdoor spaces. 

Having good architecture also plays a great role in having perfect outdoor spaces. It is important to take have in mind the local weather is one of the essential things to consider when renovating or planning your outdoor living area. It is also important to take into consideration the variation and amount of shading. Moss and mold are also some of the things that should be taken care of by keeping the seating area dry during winter.
 
During winter and cool nights, outdoor fires and patio heaters come into play. They provide heat and also make the ambiance cheerful and they are also a great place to gather around when it is cold- much more like and indoor room. 


Most modern living areas are more of an extra living area in many homes. It is more convenient to make more of an extension of the indoor living area than just a separate space in the compound. Having a dining set outdoors which is at the bottom area of the garden will most likely not get used. 

Staying with the theme of an outdoor kitchen will increase the amount of usage that you will get from the outdoor living area. Most if the outdoor kitchens feature cabinets made of stainless steel and have their own sink, refrigeration and barbecue facilities. 

Having outdoor furniture that is similar to that in a living room is also a way to have an all-around outdoor living space. Use more of armchairs and low sofas as well as low tables to go with the sofas. This makes it easy to lounge and also set up to share a meal. The best furniture for this is the wicker resin combined with cushions in UV-rated fabrics which has quick-dry foam. 

Making the outdoor area entertaining is an added advantage since in most cases it is used by guests. Having surround sound for those tunes that you love to listen to. It can be a portable Bluetooth speaker or wire your own outdoor speakers. 

When looking for real estate in Myrtle Beach your Realtor with Coldwell Banker Chicora can help you find the perfect house with an outside living space that suits your choice. The fact that the houses are at the beach it is most likely to find a house that has an outside living space that can be manipulated according to your liking and incorporate all the features mentioned above. It is always important to have a realtor to help you in choosing a living space since they are the experts and to realtors in Myrtle Beach will not disappoint you in any way since excellent customer service is their first priority. They will help you make the right decision and also work within your budget. 

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