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5 Tips to Remodel Your Home for Indoor-Outdoor Flow

The inside and outside of the home are spaces that are traditionally decorated to feel physically and mentally isolated from each other. Thankfully this narrow point-of-view is falling out of fashion and new home remodeling trends are emerging. Instead, homeowners are embracing an “indoor-outdoor flow” approach to exterior design and remodeling. This philosophy brings living room outside, and the backyard into the dining area.

Want your home to feel larger and more inviting? Use these five tips to make this home remodeling trend work for you!

Add A Deck Or Patio

One of the easiest ways to remodel your home to reflect an indoor-outdoor flow is by adding a deck or patio. You might prefer a deck if you live on uneven terrain, as they would be easier to install than a patio. A deck can also significantly raise the resale value of your home. A patio works best if it’s built on relatively level ground. It’s also the more affordable of the two options.

Whichever choice you go with, it will represent an ideal starting point for creating a living space that easy flows together.

Decorate Using A Common Theme

In addition to using living room furniture outside, why not use a similar color theme? Color can be one of the easiest ways to psychologically join two areas together. Using similar furniture and colors makes it feel as if an area of the house naturally, rather than ending abruptly, when you head into the adjacent outdoor area.

Build An Outdoor Kitchen

Many homeowners think of cooking in the backyard as something limited to grilling during summer months. But building an outdoor kitchen makes this a practical activity no matter what the occasion. Some of the more well-thought-out additions work as a second kitchen area. Make sure to hire an …

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