Pergolas have always been a staple in many gardens – a stunning outdoor structure that offers shade without cluttering your open space. Traditional pergolas are large outdoor structures that often feature a flat lattice roof, embellishing gardens, patios and other outdoor areas. However, traditional pergolas lack protection from the elements, and therefore are not the right shade solution for English homes.
This is where modern pergolas come in. Ireland retractable roofs specialists, Designer Shade Solutions create modern pergolas with retractable and tilting louvered roofs that allow homeowners to enjoy their outdoor space no matter the weather. Their modern structures are operated by radio-controlled systems that can be automated to react to sun, rain orind.
These modern pergolas balance luxury and function perfectly, giving homeowners a shelter from the different weather conditions. As this article on My Fashion Life mentions, these “modern outdoor structures can retract when the weather is nice and if it suddenly changes, the roof can be easily closed” allowing you to continue to enjoy your outdoor space.
Modern pergolas can be standalone or integrated structures. Standalone pergolas can be used in the middle of gardens, patios, terraces and other outdoor areas, adding an interesting focal point to any space. Whilst integrated pergolas can be attached to properties, forming an outdoor living space that serves as an extension to current indoor spaces.
These pergolas can also be customised with side glass screens, heating and lighting to create the ultimate outdoor retreat that is completely covered from the elements and is suitable to be used all-year-round. Further customisation or bespoke design is also available upon request.
Pergolas can define dining and entertainment spaces, making outdoor areas more visually interesting. As Apartment Therapy mentions, “pergolas create a great atmosphere for outdoor entertaining and dining, especially if the structures provide shade and scenery (such as vines growing around the wooden columns or beams).”
These outdoor structures are often used in commercial spaces to provide their guests with a versatile outdoor area that offers the comfort of an indoor area while still being able to enjoy panoramic outdoor views. To offer shade and weather protection for larger outdoor spaces, these modern pergolas can be linked together endlessly side-by-side.
However, these structures are also the perfect solution for residential spaces all across the United Kingdom – offering a cosy and protected outdoor space for cold winter nights and the perfect solution for open air dining during warm summer days. These are suitable for residential terraces, balconies, pool houses, patios, hot tubs, and outdoor kitchens.
Pergolas will create an eye-catching outdoor living area which will be remembered and adored by your visitors and guests. Modern pergolas will also add privacy to your outdoor area and can increase the value of your property, making them the perfect addition to any garden. Plus, the team at Designer Shade Solutions can work closely with you or your design team to create a bespoke pergola to meet any and all function and style requirements.