Your backyard oasis is a special place on your property, serving as a relaxing retreat and space for entertaining. If you want to elevate your backyard, adding shade can transform the space and make it more appealing for rest, relaxation, and hosting friends and family. Here are ten covered deck and patio ideas to elevate your backyard.
A gazebo adds a stunning element to your backyard space and can help to define a specific area of your patio. Adding a gazebo will provide you with full shelter from the sun and a relaxing space away from the hustle and bustle of outdoor life.
Shade sails are an affordable option that adds a neat element to the upper level of your outdoor space. One benefit of shade sails is that they come in various shapes and sizes and are easily moved, offering a lot of flexibility.
A retractable awning allows you to enjoy your patio in any weather. Soak up the sun on your deck or patio, knowing that if an unexpected thunderstorm rolls through, you can easily cover the area without putting a damper on your fun.
Another way to elevate your backyard is to add a pergola. A popular option, pergolas are highly versatile. They offer possibilities for you to decide how much coverage you desire and allow you to hang plants, lights, and other decorative items in your outdoor space.
Another flexible way to cover your patio is with a stylish umbrella. These umbrellas come in various shapes and sizes and can add a fun pop of color to your space.
Switch up your look from one season to the next with a colorful fabric canopy. Dress it up with coordinating drapes down the sides of the structure and pull them closed for privacy when you wish.
Covered Deck with Skylights
Adding a roof with skylights over a deck can improve the natural lighting in the outdoor space and the interior of your home. The skylights will also give you a relaxing view of the sky and clouds while providing enough cover from the rain or sun.
Screening in your deck is an affordable way to offer protection from insects and the elements. Better yet, screening can keep out winged pests while allowing you to feel a cool breeze from your deck or patio.
Frosted Glass Roof
An open beam roof design with frosted glass between the beam can give you an excellent natural light design. Enjoy protection from the sun’s hot rays, but you won’t feel as closed-in as you would with a solid roof.
Mix and Match
Don’t be afraid to improve your backyard by combining more than one of these shade options. For example, a pergola with a sunshade will elevate your backyard shade options even more. In addition, using different types of coverings over your deck or patio area combines a valuable function and adds a unique design element to your backyard oasis.
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