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5 Ways to Combine Indoor and Outdoor Space for Expansive Entertaining in Your Dallas Home

Stephanie Kratz
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May 7, 2018

Does your home suddenly feel smaller when you host a big party? Here’s a secret: you can make your home feel much bigger by combining your indoor and outdoor space.

To achieve a nice flow between your indoor and outdoor space, a beautifully designed outdoor space should be located right next to your main entertaining rooms, such as your kitchen and your living room. Let's explore 5 Ways to Combine Indoor and Outdoor Space for Expansive Entertaining in Your Dallas Home:

  1. Put a big opening between your indoor and outdoor space. By doing this, you create the illusion of one big room instead of two separate spaces. Try a large pocket door or accordion doors.
  2. Part of your outdoor space should be covered. When an area of your patio is covered, it feels like an extension of your indoor space. It's easier to forget that you're outdoors when you have a ceiling above you.
  3. Don't put any steps between your indoor and outdoor spaces. When the two different areas are at all the same level, the flow is better and it all functions as a single room.
  4. Put in the same flooring in both spaces. This makes the transition between the two spaces seamless. Choose one tile for both spaces or match the wood flooring inside with your deck outside.
  5. Orient your living spaces and your outdoor space to the same view. If you have a beautiful view from your home, take advantage of this and have your interior designer arrange your furniture so that your guests can enjoy the view from inside as well as the outside.

For more ideas on combining your indoor and outdoor space, contact us at Stephanie Kratz Interiors. We also provide services for interior design, including advice on lighting, accent furnishing, artwork, rugs, accessories, pillows, and much more. We serve clients in the Dallas area.

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