Trending Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces

Apr 18,24 Jennifer Miller
Trending Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces

Many people have started incorporating indoor-outdoor living spaces into their homes, blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Homeowners are looking for ways to bring the outdoors inside and vice versa, creating seamless transitions between their indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Indoor-outdoor living spaces have been around for a while, but they have become more popular than ever in the past couple of years. With the pandemic forcing many of us to stay inside our homes for extended periods, we have realized how important it is to have access to fresh air, sunlight, and nature.


Dining room with French doors and French door size windows leading to the back yard and pool area

French Doors, Indoor-outdoor Living. Remodeled by Zieba Builders, Long Beach, CA


How to Achieve Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces in Your Home

In 2024, the trend of creating indoor-outdoor living spaces is expected to grow even stronger, especially in California, where the climate allows for year-round outdoor living. Indoor–outdoor living space is sometimes even called a “California Room”, which is one part room and one part porch, patio, or deck. A California room is closely related to a Sunroom but with a large, upgrade in openness, luxury, and style. There are many ways to create an indoor-outdoor living space, continue reading to learn about the most popular options in 2024.


Large-Scale Windows

One of the ways to achieve an indoor-outdoor living space is by incorporating large-scale windows in the home design. Large windows allow natural light to flood the interior space, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Additionally, they offer unobstructed views of the outdoors, allowing homeowners to connect with nature even when they are inside their homes.


Kitchen with LaCantina doors leading out to the back patio

LaCantina Doors, Indoor-Outdoor Living. Remodeled by Zieba Builders, Long Beach, CA


Large Opening Door Systems and Double Doors

Double doors, such as French doors, or the traditional slider are a trend that is expected to remain popular in 2024. Popular door options when creating a indoor-outdoor living spaces also include folding, sliding, and swinging large opening door systems made with glass panels which provide visual continuity, let in lots of natural light, allow wonderful air flow, and gives the space a much larger feel. Door systems can be installed in the living room, dining room, or even the bedroom, creating a seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors. They are a great way to open up the home to the outdoors and welcome nature in.


Bedroom with double glass doors and door size windows leading to a back patio

Primary Bedroom, Indoor-Outdoor living. Remodeled by Zieba Builders, Tustin, CA


Retractable Screen Doors

Retractable screen doors are also becoming increasingly popular. They allow homeowners to open up their homes to the outdoors without worrying about bugs or other pests getting inside. Retractable screens are especially useful for large openings, such as sliding doors, which are often used to connect indoor-outdoor spaces.


Kitchen with a sliding quadruple glass pocket door

Indoor-Outdoor Living. Remodeled by Zieba Builders, Long Beach, CA


Evolution of Indoor-Outdoor Living Spaces

Indoor-outdoor living spaces have also evolved in recent years, with homeowners looking for ways to bring more comfort and functionality. Today, outdoor living spaces are just as comfortable and stylish as their indoor counterparts, with features such as outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and seating areas.


Outdoor Kitchens on the Rise

In 2024, outdoor kitchens are a hot trend. They allow homeowners to cook and entertain outside, eliminating the need to go back and forth between the indoor kitchen and outdoor space. Indoor-outdoor living spaces takes entertaining to a whole new level! Outdoor kitchens can be fully equipped with appliances such as grills, refrigerators, and even pizza ovens, making them the perfect space for hosting outdoor parties and events.


Outdoor kitchen with seating area, barbeque, and pizza oven

Outdoor Living Space with a Pizza Oven. Remodeled by Zieba Builders, Long Beach, CA


Fireplaces for Ambiance

Outdoor fireplaces are another popular trend in 2024. They add warmth and ambiance to outdoor living spaces, making them cozy and inviting even during colder months. Outdoor fireplaces can be built with a variety of materials, such as stone, brick, or metal, to match the style of the home and create a cohesive look. Outdoor fireplaces certainly add luxury and comfort to indoor-outdoor living spaces.


Covered Outdoor living space with a fireplace and seating area

Remodeled by Zieba Builders, Tustin, CA


Outdoor Living Areas

Finally, outdoor seating areas are an essential part of any indoor-outdoor living space. In 2024, we can expect to see larger seating areas with comfortable seating and plenty of cushions and pillows. These seating areas can be used for everything from lounging with a book to hosting a dinner party, making them an integral part of any outdoor living space. Adding a wall mounted television and surround sound, you can enjoy a movie, your favorite show, or sporting event without being stuck indoors on a beautiful, sunny day.


Should You Consider Adding a Trending Indoor-Outdoor Living Space?

Not surprisingly, indoor-outdoor living spaces are trending in 2024, with homeowners looking for ways to bring the outdoors inside and the inside out. Large-scale windows and doors, double doors, and retractable screen doors are just some of the ways to achieve this. Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and seating areas are also becoming more popular, creating comfortable and stylish outdoor living spaces that are perfect for entertaining and relaxing. With all the possibilities for added comfort, luxury, and convenience who wouldn’t want an indoor-outdoor living space.



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