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How To Create An Indoor-Outdoor Effect

November 27, 2017

2017 has been all about bringing the indoors, outdoors. According to the American Institute of Architects, while initially decks, patios, and outdoor grills were the focus, this trend has expanded to outdoor kitchens and even fully furnished outdoor rooms. People are loving cooking outdoors, cozying up by outdoor fireplaces and watching the game on their outdoor TVs.

Here are some ways you can bring the indoors outdoors this season:

Outdoor Living Rooms

How To Create An Indoor-Outdoor Effect

Creating an outdoor space is a great way to get yourself and your family outside. Pavilions and pergolas are the ideal structures to merge the comfortable feeling of being indoors with the refreshing feeling of being outside. In the summer, they are great at casting shade on a sunny day and in the cooler months they are an effective form of protection from rain or snow. Not only that, but pergolas and pavilions help seamlessly section off areas of your outdoor space so that you can create "outdoor rooms" for different activities in your outdoor space.

Adding a fire feature can also extend your time outdoors. Fireplaces, fire pits and fire tables are not only attractive features to have in your backyard, but are also the perfect heat source on a chilly night. Fire features set an inviting tone and make being outside a pleasant experience. Last but not least, think about installing an outdoor TV. Watch the game outside with friends and family or let the kids watch their afterschool specials. Incorporating an outdoor TV is the ultimate way to get the best of both worlds outdoors.

Outdoor Kitchens and Bars

How To Create An Indoor-Outdoor Effect

Hosting an outdoor dinner party can be stressful, especially when you're tending to guests outside and running back into the kitchen to make sure nothing is burning. With an outdoor kitchen, hosting and serving becomes hassle-free. Not only is everything at your convenience, but cooking can be more of an activity than a chore. Most importantly it will give you more time to enjoy the outdoors.

Take it a step further and install an outdoor bar. No more worrying if you're house is tidy enough for people to see. Invite friends and co-workers for a drink at your outdoor bar and spend happy hour the right way. Cambridge Pavingstones makes it possible for families to transition their lifestyle outside with its, pergola kits, fire features, pizza ovens and more. For more information on how you can bring the indoors, outdoors, visit