Covered decks are increasing in popularity here in West Central and Southwest Ohio. The benefit of enjoying your outdoor spaces with amendments and extensions is that they transform decks into multifunctional, better protected outdoor living rooms.
Transforming a deck into an outdoor living room can be a great way to expand your living space and create an inviting and relaxing outdoor oasis. Here are some steps to help you turn your deck into a more protected gathering spot on sunny days or when the weather is less favorable.
• Assess the space: Start by assessing the size and shape of your deck, as well as any existing features such as seating, lighting, and flooring. Consider what kind of outdoor living room you want to create, such as a cozy reading nook, an entertainment area, or a dining space.
• Define the space: Use outdoor rugs, plants, and furniture to create zones within your outdoor living room. For example, you may want to designate a seating area with a sofa, chairs, and a coffee table, or a dining area with a table and chairs.
• Add lighting: Good lighting can enhance the ambiance of your outdoor living room and make it more functional in the evening. Consider installing outdoor light fixtures such as string lights, lanterns, or sconces to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
• Choose furniture: Choose furniture that is comfortable, durable, and weather-resistant. Look for outdoor sofas, chairs, and tables made from materials such as teak, wicker, or metal that can withstand the elements.
• Consider heating: If you plan to use your outdoor living room during the cooler months, consider adding heating options such as an outdoor heaters, or throw blankets to keep you warm and cozy.
Covered Decks Can Be Customized To Fit Your Personal Aesthetics Relative To Design, Materials And Construction
Roof extensions over decks can block out overhead rays from the sun while offering protection from unexpected rain showers. A covered deck can be achieved in many ways with Archadeck.
The installation of custom designed pergolas can beautifully transition backyards into a covered deck paradise with unique architectural interest. Your Archadeck design consultant will explain the value and utility of a covered deck in more detail and in person during your complimentary outdoor living design consultation.
For example, covered decks can easily double as the perfect space for grilling stations and outdoor kitchens. With that roof cover overhead, the chef of the family can proceed with preparing dinner without any threat of unexpected weather changes.
Keep in mind, if you already have an existing deck, we may be able to add a pergola to that deck for you. We pride ourselves in being able to add components to an existing structure while making it look like they were originally built together. As custom deck designers, however, we will be the first to tell you that a custom deck and pergola complement each other perfectly when designed together from the start.
Covered Decks Can Also Allow The Sun To Illuminate Your Outdoor Space Naturally
To enjoy the benefit of sunlight, our natural light patio covers permit illumination during daylight via translucent roof covers.
A perfect example are motorized Sundance louvered roof pergolas which allow covered decks to include shade when needed, and shelter to withstand a variety of climate conditions.
Speaking of natural light, covered decks can easily take shape with shade tree canopies. A well-designed and maintained shade tree canopy can provide numerous benefits, such as reducing any heat island effect, improving air quality, and creating a pleasant and comfortable outdoor environment.
Be sure to choose the right trees for your geographic location and select tree species that are well-suited for your climate and soil conditions. Here in West Central and Southwest Ohio, our USDA Hardiness Zone is 6. Look for trees that easily convert open decks to covered decks, such as River Birch, Tulip Poplar, Maple, Red Maple, Japanese Maple, and Flowering Dogwood.
What Are The Top Five Benefits Of Shade Solutions That Covered Decks Bring?
1. Protection from the elements: A roof cover will provide protection from the sun, rain, and other elements, allowing you to enjoy your deck even in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
2. Increased living space: Adding a cover to your deck effectively expands your living space, allowing you to use your deck for a wider range of activities and events.
3. Improved home value: A covered deck can add value to your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell.
4. Energy savings: Covered decks can also help to reduce your energy costs by keeping your home cooler in the summer months, reducing the need for air conditioning.
5. Enhanced aesthetics: A cover over your deck can add visual interest to your deck and can be designed to match your home's existing architecture or your personal style preferences.
Covered Outdoor Living Spaces Allow You To Enjoy Your Backyard Regardless Of Weather Conditions
To explore the variety of deck covers that Archadeck can custom design to your preference, call us at 937-563-4847; or click here to connect with us instantly.
Roger Miller, owner Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.