As the evenings start to get lighter, we are treated to the possibilities of summer once again. Warmer nights, spent enjoying the sunset with friends and family, in the comfort of our own homes has been something of a trend over recent years. Due to the Pandemic, the rise in indoor outdoor living reached new heights, as we had to adapt and overcome our inability to leave the confines of our home. No longer could we enjoy a beer garden at our local watering hole, or a cocktail at our favourite al fresco dining spot, but this is where we came into our own. As a nation we made the best of a bad situation and embraced indoor outdoor living like never before, and it’s something we came to love.
Our homes are an extension of ourselves, our families and the personalities that collide here, so our gardens ended up being the same. Here at Collingtons, we are on hand once again to make your al fresco dreams a reality for the upcoming summer season, helping you craft the ultimate relaxation space to enjoy whenever you like, without having to travel, and without needing to spend any money on drinks!
Garden rooms and conservatories
Whilst the idea of a conservatory has been a common addition to most homes for generations, they are only just seeing a new lease of life. Now known as ‘garden rooms’, or ‘sun rooms’, these well-lit, warm, modern parts of our home are great for opening your home to nature this summer. You can use this space to relax and read a book, to enjoy a yoga session, to tend to your plants, to finish that painting, or to simply sit and enjoy the view. Regardless of its intended use, Collingtons can make it happen, giving you the chance to embrace indoor outdoor living this summer.
Whilst the concept of patio doors may seem simple and a little mundane, they are far from it! Patio doors make a huge difference in your home, transforming a once dark, closed-off space into a light, open, spacious continuation of your garden area. The installation of patio doors are the starting point for indoor outdoor living, given their multifaceted options from opening just the one door, to opening them all, and bringing the outside in as you enjoy hearty meals with friends and family around the dining table, whilst the children play in the garden just beyond.
A somewhat overlooked inclusion into the indoor/outdoor living design sector, stable doors are the traditional means of bringing the inside and the outside together as one. As we know, stable doors are most commonly found on farms or at the stables, where homeowners could still enjoy nature whilst keeping the pets and kids safely inside. This hasn’t changed much in recent years, and is a great addition to any country home looking to incorporate a little history to their property. Certainly something to think about as the sun begins to shine and you want to brighten up your home somewhat!
Little touches that go a long way
There are many ways in which you can enjoy indoor outdoor living without the need for grand alterations to your home. For example, by removing any barriers or obstructions that may sit in front of your windows you can let in as much light as possible, so you can enjoy those late evenings just like everyone else. You can also introduce more plant life to your social spaces, like the kitchen, dining or living areas. By doing so, you can actually oxygenate the room, allowing you to think a little clearer. Not to mention the added benefits of being around luscious green colourful plant life, a real joy of indoor outdoor living. Accompany this with a little of nature’s colour palette, such as greens, yellows, oranges, reds, and blues, and you’ll enjoy a taste of indoor/outdoor living without having to break the bank!
Here at Collingtons we are excited to help make indoor outdoor living a reality for so many, as it brings us joy to create the perfect al fresco environment to be enjoyed in the company of loved ones this year. We are always on hand to answer any questions you may have about a variety of options, so get in touch today, and start your design journey this spring!