What can you do to extend the use of your deck and maximize outdoor enjoyment? With the right backyard additions, you can spend more time outside sunup through sundown, well into the cold-weather season. Make the most of outdoor living opportunities with these tips for a more functional deck design.
Flexible Shelter Allows You to Enjoy Your Deck in Any Weather
An adjustable pergola is an essential addition if you want to extend the time you’re able to spend outdoors. StruXure aluminum pergolas allow you to make use of your deck throughout the year. Close louvers fully for rain and snow protection, or open them to the ideal amount of shade, guarding against the intense glare of the Colorado afternoon sun, altering settings quickly by remote control or Somfy app-driven operation from your compatible mobile device.
Strategically Placed Lighting Improves Ambiance and Function
Light is essential to facilitating the use of your deck in the evening, illuminating tasks, ensuring safe passage, and setting the stage for relaxation. Sleek, flush-mount, dimmable LED lighting is the perfect solution, allowing you to set the tone for outdoor activities. Integrate them into your pergola design, as well as on stairs, railing post caps, along pathways, and below benches. Choose your lighting intensity and color, making adjustments on the fly with programmable smart bulb options.
Creature Comforts Entice You to Pull Up a Chair & Sit a Spell
Create a space you never want to leave, outfitting your deck with the comforts found inside of your home. Include plush, lounge-worthy furnishings alongside coffee and side tables to hold refreshments, books, and mobile devices. Integrated storage for pillows, cushions, and blankets gives you quick access to whatever you need in your outdoor space.
Temperature Control Creates a More Hospitable Environment
The versatile louvered roof of your custom aluminum pergola does double-duty, allowing you to take advantage of the sun’s warmth in the colder months, and make your deck feel up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer, providing welcomed shade. However, well-outfitted home pergola designs will allow you to spend even more time on your deck, so you won’t want to miss out on these outdoor comfort features:
- Ceiling fans on hot, humid afternoons can make you feel up to 10 degrees cooler, offering a comfortable environment when paired with the shade of your pergola.
- Infrared patio heaters, placed overhead, provide warmth on chilly Denver nights.
- Fire pits, which are safe to incorporate beneath your aluminum pergola, offer ambiance and warmth.
- Motorized pergola screens prevent pests from detracting from the outdoor experience while offering added shade protection in the summer and cutting frigid winds in the winter.
Create an outdoor deck design you can enjoy year-round. Contact Denver Pergola Systems to learn more about our cutting-edge residential pergolas or to schedule a complimentary design consultation today.