Creating a comfortable open space, decorating your garden, installing an outdoor kitchen by the pool or even an indoor living room in the open air has become a popular way to expand the residential part of your property. In addition, return on investment is generally positive, as open living spaces, landscaping, terraces and patios can make a difference when you are ready to sell your home.
As a child, “Living in the Fresh Air” meant playing on the street while my parents sat in the yard, visiting neighbors, spending time until street lights turned on and all the children returned home. This was before every home had a patio or backyard terrace, and leaf blowers were not invented. The focus at that time was on areas and external communities. In adulthood, a popular trend was cocooning.
Fortunately, this time has passed, and now it’s all about connections.
The cycle returns to nature, green things and the public good. Along with this, people rediscover their courtyards, gardening and the pleasures of living outdoors. Creating separate open spaces allows you to create functional and unique designs for each area. The more successfully you physically separate one outdoor living space from another, the more flexibility you will have to diversify. For example, group your outdoor furniture in the chat area, use live screens (plants, trees, flowers) to provide privacy, and treat each section as a separate external room.
In the house, the concept of separate “rooms” is that each unit is unique in itself. Therefore, you can install a component in the kitchen that looks good there, without worrying that it looks inappropriate when viewed from the bedroom. The same is true for outdoor living spaces. Think about the structural components of round outdoor sectional living spaces in terms of their counterparts in indoor spaces: ground (floor), sky (ceiling), partitions (walls), lighting and the environment.
- Floors may consist of grass, terrace, pebbles or slate.
- Walls can be bars or artificial fences. Or, naturally, like hedges, tall grass or stone.
- Roofs can be shared with candles or shady trees, gazebos, umbrellas, porches or awnings.
- Lighting can combine sunny accent lights with the flickering flame of a garden torch.
When designing your open living space, you have plenty of room for maneuver. Most of the external elements are interchangeable and can be mixed and combined according to your needs, budget and personality. A hedge can form a wall, fence another. Even playing patios, garden benches and other garden furniture can be attractive and functional partitions. And despite the fact that the arbor covered with vines can be more inspiring than a lawn umbrella, it will keep you dry and the books you read!