Indoor Outdoor Living

Indoor Outdoor Living

From porches and sunrooms, to massive outdoor kitchens, patios, and pools- the indoor/outdoor trend is here to stay.

Three Ways to Bring the Outdoors In

Continuing its momentum from years past, the indoor/outdoor living trend continues to rise now and into the future.

Homeowners are still craving spaces designed to open to the outdoors, framing the views around them and seamlessly integrating interior design style to outdoor entertaining spaces. While traditionally indoor/outdoor living spaces have included opening an entire wall to the outside, there are many ways to bring the outdoors in.

Here are three ways you can let the light in and connect your home to the nature around you:
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Remove Boundaries with Big Doors

Contemporary design is on the rise, with more homeowners seeking out designs that incorporate natural light and clean lines. As a pillar of contemporary design, walls of glass like big doors from Andersen, accentuate the view outside and provide the feeling of openness in the home. The Andersen MultiGlide™ or Heritage™ Multi-Slide doors help homeowners add more square footage to their home by connecting the indoors to an outdoor living space designed for relaxing and entertaining.

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Connect Spaces with a Pass-Through Window

Typically utilized in the kitchen, pass-through windows like the Andersen MultiGlide Pass-Through are an entertainer’s delight. The pass-through window lets the sunshine in and enables you to look out to an awe-inspiring view while cooking for the family, preparing drinks or cleaning up in the kitchen. It also makes entertaining seamless by simply opening part of your wall and connecting your kitchen to your outdoor deck, pool or patio adorned with furnishings that fit your style. Available with automation, pass appetizers or drinks to guests, or snacks to wet kids fresh out of the pool with the touch of a button.

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Frame the View with Expansive Window Combinations

If big, expansive doors aren’t a fit for your home’s infrastructure or your budget, but you still want the natural light and look of the indoor/outdoor trend, opt for expansive window combinations to let the light in. With windows available in monumental sizes and in a multitude of shapes, you can make your design dreams a reality. Andersen 100 Series windows, with narrow sightlines provides a contemporary look to your home, while E-Series windows that offer unlimited customization options to make your wall of windows, a focal point anywhere in your home.

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Pass-Through Windows

Entertain more easily by connecting your outdoor deck, pool or patio to the inside of your home with a pass-through window. The space-saving designs serve as an important access point from one space to another. These multi-functional windows occupy less space than an open door but still offer ample convenience, ventilation and natural light.

  • Traditional and contemporary panel designs fit any architectural style
  • Folding or sliding operation maximizes clear opening
  • A flush sill creates a seamless transition between indoors and out
  • Meet performance requirements with thermally controlled panels, performance sills or triple-pane glass
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Engineered for smooth and easy operation, giving you design freedom with the performance and innovation you expect from Andersen.

  • Straight stacking or pocketing for a perfectly unobstructed view
  • Contemporary and traditional design
  • Sized for openings up to 50' wide and 10' tall with sliding glass panels up to 60" wide

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MultiGlide™ Door
Sliding Glass Door Systems

Engineered for smooth and easy operation, giving you design freedom with the performance and innovation you expect from Andersen.

  • Straight stacking or pocketing for a perfectly unobstructed view
  • Contemporary and traditional design
  • Sized for openings up to 50' wide and 10' tall with sliding glass panels up to 60" wide

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Liftslide Door

Our premier moving glass wall door, designed with precision engineering for near effortless operation.

  • Corner or curved designs and custom configurations
  • Straight stacking or pocketing for a perfectly unobstructed view
  • Door panels lift onto rollers for nearly effortless motion
  • Monumental panels up to 16' tall and door systems up to 60' wide
  • Complete thermally controlled door systems now available (Info Sheet)
  • Available with Stormwatch protection for coastal areas (Info Sheet)
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Pivot Door

Designed for a singularly sleek look. Instead of swinging on a hinge, these glass doors rotate on a precision engineered pivot. Perfect for true design lovers, they make a bold, contemporary statement.

  • A contemporary, sleek style for a different look (Info Sheet)
  • Huge heights as tall as 13', widths over 6' (dependent upon material and height)
  • A practically unblemished threshold
  • Available with Stormwatch protection for coastal areas (Info Sheet)

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Folding Glass Walls

A different approach to removing the lines between indoors and out. When open, these moving glass walls fold up to beautifully frame your view. When closed, they create a stately wall of light.

  • Up to 10' tall and 48' wide
  • Top hung system allows for easy operation
  • Doors can open from left, right or center
  • Contemporary panel widths up to 48” wide
  • Available with Stormwatch protection for coastal areas (Info Sheet)

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