The excitement of slowly opening back up after our third national lockdown is coinciding with the start of spring. Many celebratory social gatherings are being planned for gardens across the nation. Summer favourites such as BBQs, garden parties and al fresco dining are just the tip of the outdoor entertainment iceberg.
Garden entertaining will dominate households this summer. We are keen to celebrate our achievement and savour our reclaimed freedoms with a new lifestyle and home makeover. Outdoor entertainment is touted to be one of the biggest home improvement and lifestyle trends this year.
Savvy design and home renovation gurus Houzz surveyed UK households during the lockdown. Their results highlight the collective desire to improve living spaces at home. Outdoor entertainment made the top 10 list for home design trends this year.
Online enquiries relating to outdoor home improvements funnelled through Houzz’s website skyrocketed during the lockdown. Contributing influences include design trends focussed on connecting the household with the garden via an outdoor living space – demand for more living space and evolution in the quality of life at home.
A significant increase in enquiries for awnings, retractable roof systems, pure glass patio roof designs and retractable verandas speaks to the goals from homes across the country. We’ve embraced the innovation and ease these products provide.
Quality home improvement products such as a Pergotex retractable roof, for example, are cheaper and easier to install than a traditional extension. They provide robust weatherproofing, are super easy to use and maintain and create comfortable outdoor living spaces. The bespoke nature of these products means you are assured of receiving the perfect coverage for your household’s specifications.
Automated roofing systems such as the Weinor Plaza Viva retractable veranda complements garden design trends, favouring sleek contemporary lines and neutral tones such as grey. The impressive functionality of retractable verandas reaches beyond aesthetics and provides reliable, consistent year-round outdoor access. The household receives instant results upon installation, starting with extra living. Shade control at the touch of a button, plus the option to integrate heating and lighting options into the roofing system makes home entertaining a real pleasure.
The technical specifications of home improvement products such as the popular Pergotex retractable roof system are substantive. Meticulous attention to detail yields features such as an adjustable telescopic post with its clever compensation joint for effortless rainwater runoff. Wall brackets lessen the load on the home because they feature floating bearings. All fabric is perfectly tensioned, ensuring no annoying lighting gaps sneaking in on the sides. Ask about wind resistance and you’ll be impressed. The Plaza Viva, for example, remains unruffled even with winds whipping up to 27 knots (over 30mph).
Many households are investigating home improvement trends such as outdoor living spaces, updating their style choices at the same time. Outdoor furnishings have evolved to sleek bench-style seating as well as luxurious hammocks and swing chairs. Soft furnishings and lighting solutions also add to the outdoor entertainment evolution dominating gardens this year. Whether you are keen to introduce al fresco dining or an outdoor bar to your household, you will be in good company this summer.