I love spending time outdoors with my kids when it’s sunny as much as I like cuddling up on the sofa and watching a film all together when it’s raining outside. Sometimes I do wish we could spend some more time outside with no rain or wind, or perhaps to have a little hut in my garden where we could spend some indoor/outdoor time during those days that feel like it’s winter during summer – a girl can dream!
While searching for solutions, I found plenty of options – from fabric awnings to traditional pergolas and gazebos, the choice was endless. Then, these modern pergolas which had a retractable and tilting louvred roof caught my eye. Retractable roof manufacturer Designer Shade Solutions creates these modern bioclimatic louvre pergolas that really made me forget about the other alternatives – this was it!
These feature the elegance of a pergola but with a modern design that allows the roof to open and close, depending on your preference. So, if it’s sunny the roof can be opened, when it gets too sunny and you want some shade, the roof can be tilted, and if the weather quickly changes, the roof can be easily closed. Easy, peasy! Time to enjoy the outdoors all-year-round, I say!
This article on Mother Distracted added that these pergolas can be equipped with side glass screen, lighting and heating to create an outdoor/indoor retreat to use rain or shine. Imagine yourself in this luxurious shelter in the middle of your garden feeling like you are outside but have the comfort of being inside – win, win.
Retractable roofs can also be installed as an extension to your living space as this article mentions on My Fashion Life, which is also a good option. Plus, I believe that’s the most practical option – it increases your living space and shelters you from the changing weather.
What do you think of these retractable pergolas?