How to Create an Indoor-Outdoor Living Space

Springtime in the Pacific Northwest is stunning. The sun is out, things are blooming, and the weather is mild. With most of us spending extended time at home this spring and summer, now is the time to create a relaxing and luxurious indoor-outdoor living space. Here are some tips on how to do that.

#1: Say goodbye to the traditional wall.
Many homeowners transform their home’s exit to the patio with a floor to ceiling moving glass wall. These add affordable luxury to homes and are customized to your space. These are a great alternative to the traditional patio door option. We carry moving glass wall systems in 3 to 6-panel configurations with bi-fold, stacking, and pocket door options. Made with aluminum, the frame and structure are weather stripped for protection from air leaks! They have stainless steel ball bearing rollers and can be opened and closed with ease. Moving glass wall systems open the space from the inside of your home to the outside, making it easy to access while bringing it lots of natural sunlight.

#2: Replace your doors.
If a moving glass wall system is not your preference, we have plenty of other wonderful options, including French doors or a new sliding glass door. French doors will need space to swing open, which means, if you have a smaller space that prevents that full motion, a sliding glass door will work better. French doors can come in various materials including solid wood like oak or cedar, making them a unique addition to your home’s design. Both options are energy-efficient and can help insulate your home from cool weather or the heat of summer. That means you will save money on utility bills, too!

#3: Add new windows.
Spacious new windows will give you a glimpse into the beautiful Northwest spring and summer. Old single-pane windows can cost you money in the long run through wasted energy. Replacement windows will help minimize energy bill costs, keep you comfortable, and will reduce annoying noise. We are proud to carry several window brands and styles that work well with your home’s style, and we will work within your budget.

Patio weather is upon us, so get ready to enjoy it! We serve home and business owners in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Support our small business and contact us today to get started on your home’s exterior updates