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Indoor Outdoor: the entertainer’s ultimate space

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February 17, 2022

When planning home renovations in Sydney, many of our clients are opting to expand their outdoor area to create a versatile indoor-outdoor living space that can be used all year round without increasing the overall footprint of your home.

Luxury outdoor living has increased substantially in popularity and we will explore ways you can include your outdoor space in your upcoming renovation project.

What is indoor-outdoor living?

Indoor-outdoor living is a blended living space that creates a seamless transition from the inside of your home to your entertaining space outside, while still allowing you to separate and close off both areas when not in use.

These spaces are typically located on decks or patios, making it easy to use your existing outdoor areas to easily incorporate them into your renovation project without major construction, while still creating a stylish and functional space.

Benefits of indoor-outdoor living spaces

Creating a cohesive indoor-outdoor living space will allow you to entertain or use your backyard without feeling closed off from your guests while you are inside preparing food in the kitchen.

Incorporating your outdoor space will also increase your entertainment area, allowing you to accommodate more people and creating an environment where smaller groups can mingle without feeling separated from everyone else.

Popular features to include in an indoor-outdoor space

At SBS Building Services, we’ve completed many home extensions and renovations that have incorporated beautiful indoor-outdoor areas into their design and we have a list of popular features our clients have included:

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Stacker and bifold doors and windows

One of the essential features to consider is the use of doors and windows to connect and disconnect the two areas.

The use of servery windows will allow you to prep or cook in your kitchen and still mingle with your friends and family on your back patio and pass things from your kitchen to your outdoor entertaining area with ease. Bifold doors will completely open up your indoor living areas, and your guests can easily flow from one space to another.

bifold doors and windows

Outdoor kitchen and BBQ

An outdoor kitchen allows you to prep, cook, and entertain your guests all in one space and will eliminate any unnecessary trips to and from the kitchen.

When planning your outdoor kitchen area, you will need to consider features that will maximise the use of the area as well as be aesthetically pleasing. A built-in BBQ is the perfect starting point, by including a sink, fridge, and even a dishwasher, it will help make prep and clean-up much easier and allow you to stay with your guests the entire time.

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Year-round climate control

The key to a functional year-round outdoor space is climate control and the use of outdoor heating and cooling will allow you to make use of your outdoor area without being dictated to by the weather.

There is a large range of wall and ceiling-mounted heating options available, and they will allow you to enjoy gentle warmth in the cooler months and will hide away nicely when not in use. To ease the summer heat, outdoor fans are a popular choice and are great for circulating air in Summer to create a cool breeze and can also be used in conjunction with your outdoor heaters to circulate warm air and eliminate any hot spots.

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Outdoor shutters and blinds

Using blinds or shutters is a great way to combat any adverse weather conditions and can also enclose your outdoor patio making it feel more like an indoor room.

Shutters and blinds also offer protection for your outdoor furniture and textiles from the sun and rain which will increase the longevity of your furnishings and prevent dirt, dust, and debris from blowing onto your patio, in return reducing the cleaning requirements for your outdoor area.

If you are wanting to discuss an indoor-outdoor space for your upcoming renovation project, enquire with SBS Building Services to see how our experts can deliver you a blended living space you can enjoy for years to come. Enquire here or give us a call on (02) 8279 1234.

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SBS Building Services are Sydney builders specialising in ground floor and second story extensions, home renovations and outdoor living areas. We offer a complete service from concept plans to the completion of your project, including all council requirements. With over 25 years experience, our dedicated and professional team can help you create your ideal home and lifestyle.

Ready to get started? Fill out the form for a quote.

SBS Building Services are Sydney builders specialising in ground floor and second story extensions, home renovations and outdoor living areas. We offer a complete service from concept plans to the completion of your project, including all council requirements. With over 25 years experience, our dedicated and professional team can help you create your ideal home and lifestyle.