Outdoor Living Rooms - The West Coast Patio

Vancouverites love great patios - From outdoor dining at local restaurants to family gatherings in a backyard escape. With great views from almost anywhere in the city, people are spending their time socializing outdoors. But even as fall approaches new residential buildings and renovations continue to extend a home’s livable area by blending their indoor and outdoor spaces.

With movable window-walls and deck furniture that look like comfy couches, it’s not surprising that design magazines refer to patios as an extension of the home. The ability to seamlessly transition a between interior and exterior space is what West Coast Living is all about.

A mix between warm tone timbers, and modern tones of glass and stone make up this West Coast feel. But beyond the materials, large areas of glass allow for better views and more natural light – two things that have been found to result in happier people.

The ability to open up to 40 feet of a wall to extend your home to your patio truly does create an open concept and a place to gather for entertaining with friends and family.

Patios have come a long way from deck chairs and igloo coolers. Now, outdoor fireplaces, barbeque kitchens, tiered decking, in-ground swimming pools and integrated planters are all options to furnish your outdoor spaces.  Paired with large slider or bi-folding doors, it’s possible to make your entire yard feel like and extension of your living and dining space.

If you find yourself in need of some West Coast design inspiration, pop over to the IDS West show this weekend at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Meet with an abundance of local talent such as professional architects, makers and designers and take in some amazing speakers and learn about great local products.

 If you see the Stella VUE Doors team at the show come say hi! Home is no longer limited to interior rooms and we can help you open a wall to extend your living space.


For more photos like the ones in this article visit our project gallery or view Cicozzi Architecture’s  website for more project details.