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9 Covered Patio Ideas to Wow Your Houseguests | RetractableAwnings.com

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From swimming pools to porches and from outdoor kitchens to patios, outdoor living spaces have moved on from being the hottest new trend to now claiming their rightful place in the permanent spotlight. Homeowners, architects, and interior and exterior designers alike are truly pushing the envelope when it comes to outdoor décor, open-air style, and chic outside designs. With a new focus on outdoor living spaces and the value that they add to any home, it is important to evaluate exactly what does and does not work for a home’s overall aesthetic.

Determining the type of patio cover that will fit within a home’s aesthetic is a critical step in the process of coming up with covered patio ideas. For instance, a modern style home will likely be suited for a much different patio cover than a Cape Cod style home. As such, it is important to evaluate a number of key elements before choosing the right patio cover. Consider the following before you begin browsing for covered patio ideas:

  • Home style

  • Neighborhood

  • Personal style

  • Function

  • Size

  • Weather elements protection (safeguarding your patio area from sun, rain, hail, snow)

  • Shade protection

  • General outdoor living space needs

Beyond the above key elements, there are also other considerations to include such as whether you prefer a patio cover attached to a house, attached to a deck, or even a freestanding patio cover. These decisions will begin to shape your covered patio ideas research as you look to achieve a specific visual feature while also incorporating the necessary functionality.

Patio Cover Options To Impress

The most promising covered patio ideas are those that are rooted in seeking quality, beauty, elegance, and functionality. At RetractableAwnings.com, we take serious pride in providing our customers with unmatched quality, the most gorgeous patio covers on the market and customer service that ensures a happy result. We have handpicked some of our most popular retractable patio covers that have truly transformed outdoor living spaces worldwide.

Take the following covered patio ideas into account as you begin to plan your own patio area stylings:

  1. The Palermo Plus boasts a minimalist frame, a traditional style, and flexibility to meet just about anyone’s desires. Customers have noted the massive shade protection and beauty of this incredible lateral arm awning.

  2. Combining aspects of both utility and beauty, the Venezia is able to achieve modern elegance while offering shade to homes of all styles.

  3. One of the best ways to expand available living space, the Bioclimatique has a rotating louver roof system, is waterproof, and is created with unmatched state-of-the-art design.

  4. The Siracusa is known as the chameleon amongst patio covers, working flawlessly with not only almost every structure, but even as a freestanding pergola. The minimalism of this patio cover is perfect for a contemporary home looking for an upgrade.

  5. Some patios are best suited for a completely flat awning, and for that, there nothing better than the Campagnia! The simple, large design provides a beautiful openness that beautifully connects the outdoor living space to nature.

  6. One of our newest products, the Istanbul will make a bold statement in any patio area. With a patented drain system, this patio cover can withstand the weather elements while becoming an immediate talking piece for any guest.

  7. The Salerno whispers elegance to anyone enjoying the outdoor space in its proximity. As the most popular patio cover, its contemporary yet functional design works for homes of many styles.

Taking into account a variety of elements to come up with worthy covered patio ideas is no easy task. And choosing the right awning is only the first step. However, we strongly recommend creating an outdoor oasis based upon the style and functionality of the patio cover, as it will play an essential role in determining the entire outside aesthetic.

Putting Covered Patio Ideas Into Action

Brainstorming covered patio ideas is fun for any homeowner, interior or exterior designer, or architect, but the real work comes in putting those ideas into action. Have you been looking for a focal point to jumpstart the process of creating an outdoor living space for your home? Is it time to take your patio area to the next level?

Contact our residential retractable awning experts in the USA or Canada toll-free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for help in selecting a patio cover that will elevate your home’s style and transform your outdoor living space!

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Eric M. Scop

Eric M. Scop is considered a RETRACTABLE awning industry expert hired by architects, landscape architects, exterior/interior designers, contractors and builders worldwide on a consulting basis

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