The summer is was gone too quickly. Was it ever here? I felt like we barely had a proper summer this year. Yes, I know we’re in the UK, and we were lucky to have a sweltering heatwave, but still… we usually get a bit more than just a couple of weeks of sunshine. This year, summer was not enough, and because of this, I didn’t spend as much time as I’d like to in my outdoor space.
Whether you have a patio, garden space or only a balcony, you might feel the same way as me. I want to change this. I want to be outside more often, no matter the weather. Don’t you? So, you can imagine how excited I am to partner up with Designer Shade Solutions, retractable roof specialists, to talk about their innovative retractable pergolas.
What are retractable roof pergolas?
As Victoria’s Vintage recently explained in a blog post, “These are modern and innovative pergolas that feature a retractable and tilting roof, allowing you to open and close the roof as you wish or simply tilt the roof slabs for some shade.” Retractable roof pergolas are modern versions of traditional pergolas, which personally, aren’t very practical for English homes.
Benefits of retractable roof pergolas.
1. Spend more time outside.
With a retractable pergola, you can make the most out of your outdoor space. You can use it all year round, no matter rain or shine. It’s essential to spend time outside. As Family Budgeting says, “Spending time outdoors can have great benefits to your body and mind, from improving your short term memory and reducing stress to eliminating fatigue and boosting your immune system, spending time outdoors is key to a healthy life.” So, having something in your outdoor space that extends the time you can spend outdoors is a great investment!
2. Create the perfect outdoor retreat.
Retractable pergolas by Designer Shade Solutions can be fully customised to meet your requirements. Want a completely closed outdoors space to enjoy with your friends and family? You can with a customised pergola. As Emmy’s Mummy comments, “These retractable roof pergolas can be customised with lighting, heating, side glass screens and more to create the ultimate retreat, balancing the comfort of an indoor space and the fabulous outdoor views.”
3. Extend your living space.
These innovative outdoor systems can be attached to your home as an extension to your current living space. With retractable pergolas attached to your property, you will also experience a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor living – it’s simply fabulous! Retractable pergolas can also be standalone structures if you prefer. Standalone pergolas can highlight your favourite parts of the garden, such as your outdoor dining space.
What do you think of modern pergolas?