Monday, March 15, 2010

Creating a flow from inside to outside

Relationships between interior and exterior are important in any house.  In small houses with small spaces these relationships are incredibly important.

This back entry to the Bellingham House dbBrad is remodeling now has a delightful relationship with the back garden. The previous door was single and provided no indoor/outdoor flow.

The dining room now has a relationship with the outside garden too, and includes a small deck for enjoying the south side of the home. Where these doors are, were once inoperable windows. Not only was there no way to access the garden, there was no way to access fresh air.

Far too many homes, both old and new, neglect the relationship between the garden and the home. When the home's design focuses on this issue an almost seamless flow is created.

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