Spring is on its way and you’re already dreaming about all the things you want to do outside to enjoy your garden space. But then it dawns on you how with Spring also comes rain showers and lots and lots of allergies. This is, of course, if you are in England and haven’t moved to a sunnier and warmer destination where all you have to worry about is “are we going to the pool or the beach today?”.
I wish that was the only thing I had to worry about but unfortunately, it isn’t. I want to go outside and lay in my garden with my kids and enjoy everyone’s company whilst getting some vitamin D. Then again, I would worry about protecting them and myself from the harmful UV-rays and then if the weather changes, I’ll be worried that we’ll get a cold. I’m starting to think I worry a lot… The bottom line is that I want to enjoy my outdoor area all-year-round, no matter if it’s too sunny, too windy or too rainy. Is that too much to ask?
As I’m running out of ideas (I know, very dramatic), I’m just googling different options of garden structures I could add to my outdoors to be able to make my dream come true, when I stumble upon retractable louvred roofs, a modern version of pergolas.
If you are not sure of what a pergola is, this article on Hunker explains all you need to know about traditional pergolas. It’s usually a wooden structure supported by pillars and that features a latticed roof. To be honest, I don’t see the point in pergolas – they only offer a little bit of shade but allow sunlight in at the same time, it’s a bit confusing – that’s why this modern alternative caught my eye!
A retractable louvred roof pergola (doesn’t it sound so lush?) can either be an extension to our home or can be installed in your garden. It works as an awning to give you shade and protection for the rain, but it goes a step further when you combine it with glass side screens to create an enclosed space that you can use no matter the weather.
Designer Shade Solutions’ retractable roofs made me fall in love with these modern pergolas. As they mention in their website, retractable roofs allow you “to sit in the shade or sun during warm months and if it starts to rain, they will immediately change to a waterproof pergola roof.” It’s exactly what I wanted!
What do you think of retractable louvred roof pergolas?
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