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How To: Integrate Indoor And Outdoor Living

Bright and breezy has never been so easy!

External Roller Blinds

An open plan living area which effortlessly connects to your garden is a popular way of enjoying your outside space whilst forming the perfect family-friendly zone. With a growing number of homeowners opting for this approach when remodelling their properties, consumer desire for these bright, breezy spaces is only set to escalate, and it's easy to see why. By combining architectural elements with carefully considered design, every home, irrespective of its size, has the potential to expand and blend with its outdoor space. Here's three ideas for making this transition possible: 

1. Connect With Concrete:

Though you may associate concrete with pavements, driveways and patios, it has recently become a popular choice for interiors, particularly when used as kitchen flooring. With its clean and contemporary look, as well as being low-maintenance and exceptionally durable, it's ideal for creating a seamless link between your kitchen and garden area.

Whilst some may argue it has an institutional vibe, it can soon be warmed up with rugs and vibrant home accessories.

2. Define With Doors:

There is no element more important than your entrance to the outside when achieving this look, but with a host of different options available it can be difficult to know which is best for your property. Whilst bi-fold doors allow you to choose whether they open outwards or inwards, giving greater flexibility, sliding doors typically offer greater control because you can open them slightly for a light breeze or entirely if you really want to make the most of the great outdoors.

Whilst sliding doors tend to be the more traditional choice, bi-fold doors are particularly useful when used for smaller entrances such as those with an opening of less than two metres. However, due to the nature of bi-fold doors, their aluminium frame will be visible, whereas sliding doors can support vast panes of glass for the ultimate unobstructed view. 

3. Enhance With External Blinds:

Caribbean understands that with the addition of minimalistic doors comes the desire to remove any potential 'barriers' which may interrupt your view to the outside, which in turn can make the interior space appear smaller. Furniture or heavy curtains are prone to overcrowding this area, so we'd suggest the installation of our external roller blinds to prevent hindering the view whilst enabling you to control the amount of light that enters your home for a cool, comfortable and contemporary space all year round.

Better still, our blinds improve privacy and eradicate the need for air-conditioning units, so they're an excellent eco-friendly and cost-effective approach to enjoying your newly-converted space to the maximum for many years to come.