Katie Hillary

Must have: indoor-outdoor living zones

Make your indoor and outdoor living spaces work together.

Our lives are often busy and overstimulated, so it makes sense to reconnect with nature at home.
Homebuyers Centre Interior Designer Katie Hillary says she’s always loved bringing the outdoors in (“I have a plant in almost every room at home!”), but adds that there’s a growing trend to take that one step further and bring traditionally ‘indoor’ comforts out to the deck, porch or patio.

Senior Designer Rob Nguyen recommends integrating indoor and outdoor living areas to add value to your home, saying it’s a great way to seamlessly extend your casual entertaining space.
“Our Allure 24 and Vibe 25 floorplans are great examples of how an outdoor living area can feel connected to the indoor kitchen, living, and dining areas by including ‘stacker doors’ carefully positioned to maximise light and space.
“Pull open those stacker doors when you invite friends and family over for dinner parties, and they’ll be impressed with how large your home feels,” he says.
“And don’t forget to add some colourful waterproof cushions, nice lanterns, and candles for mood lighting. Even a pot plant or two,” Katie adds.

In all cases, incorporating the latest design and lifestyle trends into your home build is important.
There are so many new design elements available that make for better living and will appeal to your family and friends.
And these will also impress the wider market should you decide to sell or rent out your home down the track!

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This article was originally published in Dacland's Living Today Magazine: daclandlivingtoday.com.au/DaclandLivingTodayWinter2016Issue7