We have come up with a short phrase that captures the spirit of our mission, which is ALIVE N’ SF. Here at Inside Out, we feel that, aside from the countless mental health benefits that a connection to nature brings, it is an essential ingredient to a well-rounded and active lifestyle, even in a society that is increasingly dependent and focused on computers and technology.
ALIVE N’ SF encompasses our Six Keys to Expanding Your Home Outdoors, which we employ on all of our transformations. This is our recipe for creating the ultimate indoor-outdoor living space in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A – Access: Blur the lines between in and outdoors with seamless access to outdoor space. Install French Doors, Nano Doors and retractable or lifting doors, and feel like you can open your home and step into nature at any time.
L – Livable: Make your outdoor space inviting and functional. Build patios, decks, benches, day beds, arbors, hot tubs, saunas and other amenities. Furnish with comfortable and contemporary outdoor tables, chairs and seating so that you can live in, entertain in, and enjoy your space.
I – Integrate the Inside and Out: Install carefully placed features like planters, benches, edging, hardscape, lighting and decor. We’ll help you create an inviting space that brings balance and harmony to your outdoor and indoor spaces.
V – Views: Install floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light and accessible views of nature. Both feeling and being connected to nature have powerful positive impacts on the psyche.
E – Environment: Design a living space that is in harmony with nature. Lush greenery, gardens, and natural escapes that require low water and low resources are good for the environment and your wallet.
N’ – New: Contemporary hardscape and planters like poured-in-place concrete, modern-cut stone and crisp gravel create stunning contrast with plantings and the organic elements of your space.
S – San
F – Francisco