Stunning scenery graces so much of the Pacific Northwest, and natural beauty is a splendid asset to the design of any home. Even on the rainiest of days, rich home design unites the refuge of home with the wonder of the outdoors.
We’ve collected several of our favorite architecture tips to help you take advantage of the natural beauty around your home.
Make effective use of glass. Especially in a waterfront home, glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light and can make the outdoors feel like part of your home. Glass creates fluid movement between interior and exterior spaces. To make this flow even more effective, install the same type of floor inside and on your patio or outdoor living space.
Install a corner window. Putting a window in the corner of a room provides an uninterrupted view of your surroundings and allows more sunlight to reach the interior of your home. Even as you lounge in your favorite armchair with a cup of coffee, you’ll feel as though the outdoors are a mere arm’s length away.
Add an entrance to a private garden. If you’re planning on having a small garden off the master bedroom, consider glass sliding or French doors. These doors let you see the garden at all times and make it feel like a natural extension of your room. It’s an intimate take on outdoor living.
Work with a View
Give a home office spectacular views. Place your home office on the upper floor instead of having it tucked away on the first floor. Put the desk in front of large windows that provide beautiful views of the outdoors and let in an abundance of natural light.
We design every home with an eye to its surroundings. We strongly believe in working with a home’s setting, so that the home graces the land and the land graces the home.
Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture approaches every home design with an eye to the client’s unique needs and tastes. From contemporary residences to a traditional homes, we create spaces that work in harmony and provide beauty for daily life. Contact us to learn more about building your custom home.