Designing Structures Overhead

Imagine this: you have just completed a gorgeous deck. You want to host an intimate dinner party, but when you walk outside, you feel as if your newly designed deck is exposed and does not provide the cozy outdoor atmosphere you desired. Don’t fret over this, for there is a solution. An overhead structure such as a pergola or canopy will supply you the covering you need on your deck without feeling like a constricted space.

A pergola is a great solution for an overhead structure if you desire a cool shaded area that does not completely block the sunlight.

A pergola is a great solution for an overhead structure if you desire a cool shaded area that does not completely block the sunlight.

Whether it is attached to the house or in the center of your backyard, pergolas provide a cool shaded area to relax. Made out of strong posts and pillars, pergolas make a sturdy backyard item. Designed with an open roof the pergolas allow the shade you desire without completely obstructing the sun.

If more shade is what you desire, a canopy provides that, but still leaves the sides exposed to the natural environment.

If more shade is what you desire, a canopy provides that, but still leaves the sides exposed to the natural environment.

 

If increased shade is what you crave, then a canopy is just what you need. A canopy does not only provide shade, but they have potential to bring colorful accents to your amazing deck. These beautiful structures come in varying sizes depending on what you need for your specific space.

Before you install an overhead structure, take a step back and look at your house. Give yourself a minute to study the lines and structure of your home, and then try to incorporate that same architectural style into your overhead structure. This will allow a unique flow from the inside to the outside of your home, and give you a deck that is truly something to talk about at your next party.

 

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