May 01

Designs that Inspire – Indoor-Outdoor Spaces

Parade Home Outdoor LivingIndoor Outdoor spaces have been around for a while now, inspired by coastline climates like Florida and California.  Typically these indoor-outdoor spaces are separated by a large glass door or wall that opens up to an adjoining outdoor living area.  Here in Texas, we install a lot of these indoor outdoor living areas.  In fact, I would say that over half our custom homes have an indoor space that opens up to an outdoor living area via a large glass wall or door that pockets back either into the wall or stacks next to it.  They work especially well with a pool and outdoor kitchen area because the pool tends to keep the area cool and can have a nice “white noise” effect with its spa overflow.

What we love about this particular outdoor living design is how well it flows for entertaining.  The indoor space is a game room that serves as a “sports bar” of sorts, with its multiple TVs and wet bar.  The wine room, which houses an impressive 800+ bottles in its temperature-controlled environment, sits at the back of the wet bar out of the way.  The outdoor living beckons, with the huge built-in bench and outdoor kitchen with covered seating and a nice fireplace.  The multiple levels give the feeling of different rooms (or functions), with the sunning deck on one level and a grassy area below that.  Check out the gallery below to be inspired by the design of one of our favorite indoor-outdoor living areas.

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