Garden furniture on sandstone paving

How Indian sandstone helps you achieve the indoors-outdoors look

Transforming your home into a seamless indoor-outdoor living space is a popular trend that enhances the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your property. Imagine stepping from your living room onto a beautiful Indian sandstone floor with sliding doors wide open, seamlessly blending your indoor and outdoor spaces into one. This creates a large, cohesive area perfect for entertaining and relaxing - especially in summer.

At Bridge Street Stone we’ve been serving our customers for over 30 years, and now we’re one of the country's leading and most long-established independent importers of stone. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and in-depth product knowledge. So, if this kind of home addition is right up your alley but feels out of reach because you don't know where to start, let's dive right into how you can make it happen!

Why Indian sandstone makes the perfect choice

Indian sandstone is renowned for its exquisite beauty and exceptional durability, making it a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor applications (and, of course, we love it here at Bridge Street Stone). Indian sandstone has an array of options when it comes to natural variations in colours and texture, lending a sophisticated charm to any environment - plus, indoor stone flooring has been all the rage within the interior design community for a while now. Whether you prefer warm, earthy tones like Golden Leaf or soft, cooler shades like Yellow Mint, Indian sandstone seamlessly complements a wide range of design aesthetics, effectively combining your indoor and outdoor spaces!

Consistency is key

One key element in achieving a seamless indoor-outdoor space is using the same flooring material throughout. So, if you wanted to bring your living room and patio together as one ample outdoor space when opened up, you'd need to use the same flooring throughout; that's what will really make it all feel like one larger space as opposed to two different spaces. By laying Indian sandstone paving both inside your home (especially in the room you’re connecting your outdoor space with) and on your patio, you can create a continuous flow that visually connects the two spaces.

Open up your space with sliding or folding doors

The secret to creating a seamless indoor-outdoor living space is stylish sliding or folding doors. These doors, featuring large glass panels, provide unobstructed views of the outdoors and flood your indoor space with natural light. When fully opened, they remove the barrier between the indoors and outdoors, completely opening up the space—which is perfect for hosting. This setup allows your friends and family to enjoy all the comforts of indoors while participating in outdoor activities like barbecues, summer parties, or relaxing evenings by the firepit!

Finish off your space

For the best results, we recommend hiring a professional to install both the sandstone flooring and your sliding or folding doors— professional installation will make a world of difference in the final result. Once you have all your doors and floors installed, you can decorate with your regular furniture inside and your garden furniture outside. A great tip is to use outdoor furniture and decor that compliments your indoor style and further blurs the line between the two spaces to create one large, beautiful space you can enjoy all summer long!

Now, you're one step closer to the living space of your dreams! And if you're looking for the perfect Indian sandstone to enhance your next home makeover, look no further than our Indian sandstone. At Bridge Street Stone, we get our Indian sandstone straight from India, and we have a beautiful selection of colours, patterns, and stone sizes so you can pick the perfect fit for your home. If you'd like some help choosing your paving or any advice on care, feel free to give our friendly experts a call on 01282 860571.