Thursday, June 26, 2008

The outdoor living room

Recently I have noticed a growing trend in the sense of the outdoor living room. A concept that was widely used in California back in the 50's is now making it's way here to Toronto!


With the warmer summers and longer growing seasons we are having ... there is a push to be outside in your backyard rather than in the home and in front of a TV. Actually, they are making flatscreen TV's for the outdoors these days... so you can have all the comforts of inside with you as you enjoy the outdoors in your yard.


Why not create that dream living room or dinning room space in your backyard? You'd be surprised what a few well placed pieces of furniture or even well planned out gardens would do to a space.


Complete that with an Outdoor kitchen with a bar and you'll never have to leave home to find a fun spot to entertain in! If budget is a concern, doing something as simple as planting a tree in an ideal spot would create that shady area needed to have a table and chairs set up so you can enjoy an outdoor space. When decorating the landscape, the possibilities are endless....

3 comments:

Bill said...

Great blog Paul. I got inspired by one of those HGTV series my wife watches & last year I redid our backyard so it connects in better with our living space. We're loving it this summer, especially in the evening when it cools off.
Now I've been looking for a way to connect the patio & living area so we don't have to worry about security at night though... any ideas?

Paul Corsetti (416)455-5515 said...

Thanks for the comments...

I'm not sure what your layout or arrangement is in terms of the patio and living space but there are many options in terms of security fences styled in decorative wood designs with keypad/code entry on gateways... even consulting with lighting experts to install security lighting... lighting motion sensors that set off when someone walks across your space and so on...

Danny Meringa said...

another example of green architecture integrated in the surroundings, this time in NYC

http://minispace.com/en_us/projects/mini-rooftop-nyc/

very interesting project, also pretty cool :)

Paolo