Summer is the best time of the year to spend time outdoors. Outdoor sports, beaches and hiking trails are as much a part of the season as the sunshine and blue skies. But now and then we would like to just kick back and enjoy the summer from the comfort of our own home.
One of the best ways to enjoy the fresh air and cool breezes of summer including sun protection is by opening up your home. Adding open and semi open spaces to the outside of your home gives you a place to unwind and savour the outdoors while shielding you from the harsh sun.
Start planning your Outdoor Room now so you are ready in time for the summer months while enjoying the extra space in your home over winter.
Here are some great ways you can open up your space
- The front porch: If you already have a front porch then you can add some comfortable seating to the area and spend more time here. You can still enjoy the outdoors while being shaded by roof of the porch. Spending time on the front porch is a good idea if your home is set a little away from the street and you have some privacy. Louvretec has installed several opening roofs to front porch areas of homes which provides great street appeal & an additional functional space.
- Verandas: A house might already come with verandas around the sides or you could have one built in later. A veranda is slightly raised above the level of the garden and has a roof over it. You can have a great outdoor space by just adding a few chairs and tables. You can enjoy the shade and the breeze while have a little extra space for the kids to play or just curl up with a book. Extend your verandah area by adding a Louvretec Opening Roof and decking.
- Patios and decks: If you have a deck or patio at the back of your house you can get extremely creative with this space. Adding an opening roof could give you the flexibility of having complete shade, allowing in maximum sunlight, or anywhere in between that suits your mood and the weather. An opening roof also allows you to enjoy a starry night on those warm summer nights and if it starts to rain you can always shut the roof and still enjoy the space. Close in the sides of your Opening Roof or deck roof by adding Glass Doors or Sun Louvre panels by Louvretec.
- Glass doors: A sliding glass door leading out of the living room into the deck or patio will let you enjoy the fresh air and view from the inside of your house. Sunflex Glass doors by Louvretec gives you a great view even when shut and for that extra bit of privacy you can always hang up some pretty drapes that match your home decor.
- Outdoor rooms: Close in the sides of your patio or deck with adjustable louvres, shutters or glass doors. This will give your home an outdoor room that you can open up as and when you like.
Louvretec has all the solutions you need to open up your space for summer. Browse our product catalogue for information and ideas and contact us with any questions you have.