Indoor Outdoor Living
Three Ways to Bring the Outdoors In
Continuing its momentum from years past, the indoor/outdoor living trend continues to rise now and into the future.
Homeowners are still craving spaces designed to open to the outdoors, framing the views around them and seamlessly integrating interior design style to outdoor entertaining spaces. While traditionally indoor/outdoor living spaces have included opening an entire wall to the outside, there are many ways to bring the outdoors in.Here are three ways you can let the light in and connect your home to the nature around you:
Remove Boundaries with Big Doors
Contemporary design is on the rise, with more homeowners seeking out designs that incorporate natural light and clean lines. As a pillar of contemporary design, walls of glass like big doors from Andersen, accentuate the view outside and provide the feeling of openness in the home. The Andersen MultiGlide™ or Heritage™ Multi-Slide doors help homeowners add more square footage to their home by connecting the indoors to an outdoor living space designed for relaxing and entertaining.
Connect Spaces with a Pass-Through Window
Typically utilized in the kitchen, pass-through windows like the Andersen MultiGlide Pass-Through are an entertainer’s delight. The pass-through window lets the sunshine in and enables you to look out to an awe-inspiring view while cooking for the family, preparing drinks or cleaning up in the kitchen. It also makes entertaining seamless by simply opening part of your wall and connecting your kitchen to your outdoor deck, pool or patio adorned with furnishings that fit your style. Available with automation, pass appetizers or drinks to guests, or snacks to wet kids fresh out of the pool with the touch of a button.
Frame the View with Expansive Window Combinations
If big, expansive doors aren’t a fit for your home’s infrastructure or your budget, but you still want the natural light and look of the indoor/outdoor trend, opt for expansive window combinations to let the light in. With windows available in monumental sizes and in a multitude of shapes, you can make your design dreams a reality. Andersen 100 Series windows, with narrow sightlines provides a contemporary look to your home, while E-Series windows that offer unlimited customization options to make your wall of windows, a focal point anywhere in your home.
Explore projects that embrace the indoor and outdoor connection.
Into the Woods
This home represents a seamless union of modern design and state-of-the-art technology. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors welcome the outdoors inside, creating an endless open floor plan with stunning views.
To celebrate 360 degrees of natural scenery and create a modern feel, large, black windows and a folding outswing door open the indoors to the outdoors.
Charleston, South Carolina
This modern beachfront home is protected from coastal elements, while using Weiland Liftslide doors to seamlessly bring the outdoors and indoors together.
Long Island, New York
Weiland® Liftslide doors aid in creating a beautiful inside/outside transition to make this mahogany and cement mansion a cozy retreat.
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
The Oceana is a 2,800-square foot, 4-bed, 3.5-bath traditional home in Long Beach Island that sits on 150 feet of frontage along a canal that feeds into the Barnegat Bay.
Family Ties: Becki Owens
Modern Log Home: Evan & Zosia
Entertain more easily by connecting your outdoor deck, pool or patio to the inside of your home with a pass-through window. The space-saving designs serve as an important access point from one space to another. These multi-functional windows occupy less space than an open door but still offer ample convenience, ventilation and natural light.
- Traditional and contemporary panel designs fit any architectural style
- Folding or sliding operation maximizes clear opening
- A flush sill creates a seamless transition between indoors and out
- Meet performance requirements with thermally controlled panels, performance sills or triple-pane glass