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Boost Your Outdoor Living Design with these Fun, Functional Summer Projects

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Patio Ideas / August 10, 2021

Are you looking for ways to breathe new life into your outdoor living space? Maximize your backyard real estate, improving ambiance and functionality with these valuable home additions that deliver immediate results. 

Stretch Out Your Back Door Landing

 Extend the space beyond your back door from a simple step down to a medium-sized landing with decking. Incorporate a small built-in seating area and planter to increase your usable living area and add a touch of charm. 


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 Repurpose Neglected Side Yard Space


You can transform even the smallest side yard into a magical space with a bit of imagination. Convert your current space into a walkway filled with greenery or a small outdoor sitting area with vertical planters, narrow containers, and space-saving furniture, turning neglected side yard space into valuable real estate.

Add a Deck 

Adding an aluminum pergola-covered deck is the perfect way to add multifunctional square footage and improve the ambiance of your home. Learn how adding a pergola-covered deck can transform your yard.

Integrate Reliable Shelter 

Adding a home pergola for shade and shelter is one of the most useful things you can add to your deck or patio space. StruXure louvered pergolas instantly transform any outdoor area, allowing you to make the most of the weather every season has to offer and extending your outdoor enjoyment. Adjust louvers to the perfect setting for instant sun, shade, or leakproof rain protection. Built-in pergola accessories like lighting, ceiling fans, and motorized pergola screens improve ambiance, functionality, and comfort.

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 Rework Your Patio Furniture Arrangement

 Consider how well your current furniture arrangement meets your needs. Is your outdoor living area lacking seating or cramped? Is furniture worn or uncomfortable? Replacing furnishings with newer, more comfortable and versatile options can really improve the functionality of deck space.

Reinvigorate Your Patio Design with a Rug

 Add a pop of seasonal color or define zones on your deck or patio with an outdoor rug. Rolling out a rug beneath your custom aluminum pergola is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to totally transform your porch or patio.

Add a Touch of Color with Containers

 Containers are the perfect way to add the natural beauty of flowers and foliage beneath your motorized pergola system. Colorful containers filled with summer favorites like lavender, cosmos, zinnia, coreopsis, geraniums, dahlias mixed with ornamental grasses and evergreen shrubs make your space more attractive for your family and interesting to insects and birds.

Incorporate a Water Feature

Adding a water feature is a great way to create a relaxing atmosphere. Options with falling or trickling water are an excellent solution for masking noise issues from pedestrians, neighbors, and traffic. Want more than something to look at? A small soaking spot like a vintage clawfoot tub or stock tank plunge pool is an easy, economical addition.

Are you looking for ways to spice up your backyard this summer? Browse our blog for inspiration or contact a Denver Pergola Systems design professional at 303-550-4024 to learn more about residential pergola design ideas for your outdoor living space today.



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Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space More… With An Adjustable Louvered Pergola!

Do you have an under-used, uncovered patio that is either too hot when you want to use it, or gets too much rain or snow to be functional? The Adjustable Louvered Pergola System has you covered – or uncovered! Unlike a retractable awning or wooden structure with fixed slats that give partial shade, but no rain protection, this aluminum pergola system can offer full sun, partial to full shade, or shelter thanks to its ingeniously designed adjustable louvered roof system.

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The Benefits of a Denver Pergola System

Tame Unrelenting Sunshine with Ease

The thick louvers are easily adjustable with either a motor and remote or a manual opener, providing just the right amount of shade regardless of the sun's position, allowing you to comfortably enjoy more time outdoors.

Repel Rain

The specially designed louvers offer full protection from the rain, interlocking when closed to provide a watertight cover with a gutter that channels rainfall exactly where you want it.

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