Tips to Designing your Outdoor Living Space

Tips to Designing your Outdoor Living Space

Now that you’ve settled into your new condominium home and made the space your own, it’s time to turn your eyes outdoors.  In a condominium home, balconies, terraces, and patios are an important extension of our living area. But if you’re unsure of how to start, we put together a few design tips to help you transform your outdoor space.

Stella Salvador, Principal Designer, Tridel, outlines how to design the ideal outdoor space for your condo home, from determining style to using your space efficiently.

What Function Will This Space Fulfill?

Is it a retreat meant just for you?  A cozy corner for two?  Or a place to entertain friends?   The size of your space will help you determine function.

Determine Your Style:

While it’s not necessary to match the style of your balcony or terrace to your interior rooms, a clear vision of the style you want to achieve will guide your choices and naturally extend your living space.

Consider Adding Some Green:

For those of you with a green thumb, plants are a must.  But even if you don’t have a green thumb, there are still several clever tips you can use to make the space feel lush and alive.

Day or night, the opportunity to enjoy a view of the city and some fresh air is a great way to relax and rejuvenate.  So get outside and enjoy the fresh air!

Looking for more ideas? Stella walks you through her process in our short video.
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Looking for more ideas? We’ve assembled a Pinterest Board devoted to outdoor living spaces.
Stella Salvador:

As Principal Interior Designer at Tridel, Stella leads an award-winning team designing on-site model suites at new condominiums, sales-offices, showcase suites and works with consultants on new communities during the design process. She is often interviewed for her design work, which has appeared in major newspapers, as well as articles in condo.ca and other condominium magazines.