Achieving indoor-outdoor living with an oak framed extension

It’s perfectly natural to think of your garden and home as two separate spaces but actually, with an oak framed extension, the two can roll into one. If you love the idea of indoor-outdoor living, read on this week as we look at how you can successfully achieve this.


Glazing for a seamless transition
When it comes to blurring the line between indoors and out to create transitional living, using plenty of glass will amplify your internal space while welcoming natural light into your oak framed extension. Our unique face glazing system has been designed so you can take in even more of your surrounding views.


Level flooring to link your inside and outside spaces
For a smooth transition between the two, you could investigate into reducing floor level variations to create the illusion of an even larger space. This design will also avoid the need for any obstructions, such as steps, into and out of your oak framed extension.

Our client's oak frame extension features bifold doors inviting nature into their home, perfect for creating an ambient setting

Co-ordinate flooring where possible
In terms of finding the right flooring for indoors and out, stone can fair very well but it doesn’t have to exactly match. Using a similar texture and colour will help to tone down where the threshold starts and this will still present a never-ending illusion through into your sunroom, garden room, conservatory or orangery.


Style an oak framed extension indoors and out
One other tip to achieve a seamless flow is to repeat a key theme you have inside, such as the colour scheme of your oak framed extension. Using interior finishes for outdoors and vice versa is another clever way to soften the boundary between the two spaces. It’ll also make the garden feel like home but if rain is forecast, there’s always a canopy for those alfresco nights.


Lighting for equal ambience
A simple way of uniting the two spaces while maintaining a tranquil atmosphere is through the positioning of lighting. Down-lights mounted in trees will help build on layers and provide ambience indoors and out. Then there are sweet festoon lights to decorate and frame a cosy timber garden room.


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog on indoor and outdoor living. If you’re looking for inspiration to create your own oak frame extension, click here to download our brochure.