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How To Nail Indoor-Outdoor Living

While it’s no secret that many of us are sick of feeling cooped up, indoor-outdoor living offers a weather friendly alternative to get the best of both worlds. 

Although the exact definition of indoor-outdoor living is somewhat fluid, it’s also relatively self explanatory. More often than not, homeowners seem to be finding that these styles of living areas add space, function and beauty to a property without the need for an expensive remodel or renovation. 

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Now more than ever, Australians have quality of life firmly in their sights. The great outdoors have never been more appealing, particularly as we approach the silly season and the warmer summer months. While this may help to explain the current boom in popularity that indoor-outdoor living areas are currently experiencing, what exactly are they in the first place?

Three Ways To Master Indoor-Outdoor Living

In essence, the concept of indoor-outdoor living is all about blurring the lines between your garden, patio or verandah, and the physical structure of your home. For some people, it’s all about creating open plan areas with large French doors, while for others it’s more straightforward with additions such as outdoor kitchens, lounge style entertainment areas and even the occasional outdoor bathroom


While certain factors such as lifestyle, space and budget will generally influence what successful indoor-outdoor living areas look like for your household, here are some ideas if you’re lacking inspiration. 

Seamless Design Transition – Remember that indoor-outdoor living rooms are meant to showcase the interior of homes just as much as the exterior, and both deserve equal amounts of your attention. When designing a new indoor-outdoor living area, the aim of the game is to blur the lines and make the two spaces feel like one. Along with large scale glass French doors, a tile such as the Cepheus Stone Terrazzo offers a realistic interpretation of natural Ceppo Di Gre stone. This tile comes in a natural finish, it also has a smooth finish when dry and gives anti-slip characteristics when wet, making it a great material for both indoor and outdoor usage. 

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Plan For The Weather – While it’s no secret that spending time outdoors is good for us, many people who are in the throes of planning a dreamy indoor-outdoor living space often fall into the trap of only planning for top notch weather. Before you start shopping, be sure to cover the technicalities such as what cover the space offers if it rains, and how it will be protected from the dreaded winter northerly winds. That way, you will have yourself a space that can be used year round without sacrificing comfort. 

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Account For Day And Night – If you’re designing the perfect indoor-outdoor living area, make sure that you consider how often you’re likely to use the space and when. Investing in a swimming pool for warm summer days isn’t the brightest of ideas if you live in the southern states and are stuck in the office until dark most days. Alternatively, night friendly additions such as fireplaces and even televisions for game night might be better suited to your lifestyle, but this of course all depends on what your vision for the space looks like.

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While upcycling materials is a great way to keep your cash in your pocket when renovating on a budget and designing a new indoor-outdoor living area, sometimes purchasing new building materials is simply unavoidable. However, make sure that you opt for materials that are best suited to your individual needs and ties in with the overall look and feel of your home. When in doubt, it’s always worth speaking to the professionals – but where do you find them?

Sourcing Indoor-Outdoor Living Help From The Professionals 

While your options for renovating are almost limitless, selecting the right type of flooring for your home renovation certainly isn’t an easy feat. With each space, comes a different preference or priority: are you chasing style, functionality, or simply want the most bang for your buck?

In operation for over 25 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more – for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice. 

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While we specialise in options for tiles, carpets, timber and a wide variety of hybrid flooring materials, our services have just expanded even more. For customers who reside locally in Bokarina, Springwood and Para Hills, Tile Wizards have now introduced a range of vanities and tapware products in store, making it easier than ever to start renovating without spending a small fortune. 

Even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able to work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.