5 Tips To Get Your Outdoor Living Space Summer Ready

How To Get Your Outdoor Living Space Summer Ready With A Motorized Pergola System

With the arrival of summer, it’s time to embrace the great outdoors and make the most of your outdoor living space. Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a cozy balcony, transforming it into a summer-ready oasis will allow you to enjoy the warm weather, entertain guests, and create lasting memories. In this blog post, we’ll explore five essential tips to help you prepare your outdoor living space and Equinox Louvered Roof for the summer season. 

  1. Clean and Declutter

A great place to start when getting your outdoor living space summer ready is cleaning and decluttering. The effort needed for this task could vary depending on how often you use your outdoor area. For instance, if you haven’t spent time out there since last summer, you probably have some work ahead. But don’t fret! It will all be worth it in the end! 

Be sure your space is clear of leaves, debris, or clutter that may have accumulated over previous seasons. Next, give your patio or deck a thorough sweep and wash. Depending on your deck material, you may have to take extra steps. For example, wood decks may require staining or painting, whereas if you have low-maintenance aluminum decking, such as our sister brand Knotwood, a simple washdown will make it look brand new. For your Equinox Louvered Roof system, a good wash with water and mild detergent will get it cleaned up and ready to go. You can find helpful cleaning and maintenance info for your Equinox system here

  1. Create Comfortable Seating

Comfort is key if you plan to entertain guests or have family over during the summer. Setting up a desirable and comfortable seating arrangement for yourself and your guests will take your outdoor living area to the next level. For example, arrange outdoor patio seating around a table for meals, incorporate lounge chairs, or get creative with hanging or basket chairs for a unique seating experience. 

Having seating arranged under your Equinox Louvered Roof will allow you and your guests to enjoy the seating area rain or shine and protect you and your patio furniture from the elements. With an Equinox motorized pergola, you can also provide shade with the touch of a button using smart controls, keeping everyone comfortable and happy. 

  1. Enhance with Greenery and Flowers

One of the best things about having an Equinox Louvered Roof incorporated into your outdoor living space is how customizable it is and how well it goes with existing architecture and décor. Choosing the color and design that works for your space allows you to bring in décor and greenery that add that spark of life and color to your outdoor area. 

Add decorative planters, hanging plants, potted plants, or a garden bed to infuse natural beauty. Utilize the posts and beams of your Equinox Louvered Roof for optimal plant placement. Be sure to choose a mix of plants that thrive in your local climate and require minimal maintenance. Consider incorporating aromatic herbs such as lavender or mint, which can add a refreshing fragrance to your outdoor space. Finally, don’t forget to water and care for your plants to keep them healthy and vibrant. This will keep your outdoor space looking great all summer long!  

  1. Illuminate and Accessorize for Ambiance and Comfort

Having an Equinox Louvered Roof allows you to incorporate several accessories and lighting options to add desired ambiance and comfort to your outdoor area. Fans or misters help it stay comfortable and keep airflow circulating for summertime. You can also add retractable screens to provide more shade and privacy to your patio area. 

Now let’s talk lighting! You can create endless possibilities for illumination in your outdoor space utilizing your Equinox Louvered Roof. LED lights and remote-control lighting let you set the mood at the push of a button while also allowing you to entertain after dark. Many controlled LED light set-ups allow for dimming and color-changing lights so you can have a relaxing vibe or set the tone for party time! Build a custom firepit for smores and warm evenings gathered around the fire while keeping everyone warm in the colder seasons!

  1. Add Shade and Protection

Many of these tips for preparing your outdoor space for summer revolve around having an Equinox Louvered Roof built into your outdoor living space. However, if you have yet to have any shade or protection for your patio or need a sustainable upgrade, this is the perfect time to create the outdoor utopia of your dreams. The Equinox roof gives you ultimate control over the amount of sun and shade while allowing you to remain protected from the elements. 

Stressing over the weather or canceling your outdoor summer plans is a thing of the past with an Equinox Louvered Roof. With our motorized double-walled louvers, a simple touch of a button allows you to block out sudden weather changes and continue enjoying your outdoor space year-round, rain or shine. 

Also, our aluminum metal structure is high-quality and low maintenance. Unlike traditional wood structures, you don’t have to worry about rot, warping, cracking, or insect damage. There is also no need for costly painting, staining, or chemical treatments. Natural rain is usually enough to keep your Equinox Louvered Roof clean, and the occasional wash with mild detergent and water will get it looking good as new. Our roof systems are Miami-Dade County Certified, so they are built to withstand harsh weather conditions! 

Enjoy Summer and Every Season Outdoors

Your outdoor living space should be an extension of your home that you can enjoy all year long. An Equinox Louvered Roof lets you do just that. Equip heaters or a firepit for the colder months and fans and misters for the warmer months. Block out sudden spring showers, or misty fall weather, keeping you and your patio furniture safe and protected from the elements. Transform your outdoors and discover what the Equinox Experience is all about. 

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