Winter weather got you down? We don’t blame you. The team at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta certainly feels it too! Homeowners in Buckhead, Atlanta, Midtown love their outdoor spaces, and it can seem torturous waiting for that first break of spring weather to enjoy a glass of iced tea on the porch. Outdoor rooms are a centerpiece of the southern lifestyle, and it just seems wrong to be cooped up inside all winter.

As counter-intuitive as it may seem, winter is actually the perfect time to think about outdoor spaces. If you start planning now, you could have a beautiful outdoor living area in time for spring. In a few short months, your family could be enjoying an open-air brunch or dinner under the stars.

Whether you are looking to update your current outdoor room or create a brand new one, here are three tips from the team at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta for creating that perfect blended indoor/outdoor feel in Downtown Atlanta.

1. It’s all about the glass.

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Sliding doors and folding glass panels initiate an organic flow between the indoors and the outdoors. This will bridge the two rooms and help them become one cohesive space. Then even when those winter months return, you’ll be able to enjoy the aesthetic of your new outdoor room.

2. Blur the lines with flooring.

Think of your outdoor space as an extension of your home. What design elements make your home unique? Is it a tile? Is it a color scheme? Bring those elements outdoors! It’s important to consider how the two spaces fit together. Flooring is a great way to make that connection. Natural stone tile is durable and looks just as great inside as it does outside.

3. Open those walls!

Don’t be afraid to do a little demo. The goal of creating an outdoor room is to create something open and inviting to enjoy the natural beauty around your home. Taking down walls is the best way to soak up that natural light and really bring the outdoors in. Add some plants for shading and you’re good to go!

Learn More

For more outdoor space inspiration, we recommend checking out this article from Atlanta Homes Magazine or this one from Southern Living.  

Once you’ve gathered your inspiration, make sure to schedule a free in-home consultation with the experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta to get started on your outdoor room! We’re dedicated to helping you turn that dream project into a reality.

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