A large wall of sliding glass doors opens the living room up to the patio area, creating indoor-outdoor functionality for entertaining. The wall also allows plenty of sunlight inside, brightening the living space.
A color palette of soft neutrals and cool blues creates a calm, serene atmosphere in this transitional living room. Large sliding glass doors open the room up to an outdoor seating area, providing endless options for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
A series of French doors leading to an outdoor family room opens this interior space to the great outdoors. The indoor-outdoor functionality makes this living area a perfect space to gather on a fall afternoon.
Sleek rocking chairs, boxy armchairs and a clean-lined sofa pair with a large fire pit for a cozy yet contemporary feel on this back porch. Large sliding glass doors allow outdoor-indoor functionality.
Adding French doors to a living room creates indoor-outdoor functionality and supplies the space with natural light. Before adding French doors to your living room, consider which direction they'll need to swing. If seating will be placed within 36 inches of the doors, it's best to choose an outward-swinging style for optimum traffic flow. If the space just inside the doors will be unobstructed, an inward-swinging option will work well. Most home improvement stores offer inward- and outward-swinging doors for the same price.
A moon daybed by Source Outdoor is the perfect piece for both functionality and aesthetics tucked comfortably into the corner of this relaxing outdoor patio. Custom coordinated fabrics used for the pillows tie the daybed in with all the other furniture pieces – including two matching, glass-topped side tables – in the cozy outdoor living space.
The kitchen in this transitional Florida home opens to a seating area and a large outdoor dining space. The long, curved sofa offers dual functionality as a space to relax and socialize or to dine casually.
This outdoor space takes modern and traditional elements and ties them together to create a unique space that offers visual appeal as well as functionality. Sleek sunbathing chairs, a hammock and lounge chairs all offer plenty of seating to enjoy and relax in this backyard.
This window design brings connection and functionality between the patio and living areas of the home. The large sliding window creates a dynamic space that can be opened up to accommodate more guests or just to enjoy the outdoors. The trees provide natural shade over a small patio and bamboo plants.
While the kitchen may not rival the home's sweeping vistas and luxurious outdoor rooms, it offers elegant functionality. Chef-grade appliances, glass-front cabinets and plenty of elbow room characterize the estate's open plan kitchen. Don't overlook the hand-carved details, which help create a sense of continuity throughout the home.
A stone patio lit by multiple wall sconces surrounds this stunning pool and hot tub. Underwater lighting illuminates the swimming pool, extending the functionality of this outdoor entertaining space. A winding water slide empties into the pool for kid-friendly fun while four low fountains splash into the pool from the covered patio.