Now that the days are longer and the temperatures are rising, the balconies and terraces are the ideal places in the house to spend relaxing moments with friends and family.
But what happens when your balcony is “seen” by the sun all day long? Then the situation is difficult. A balconyimmersed in light for many hours requires appropriate management, since the heat is often not tolerated either by the inhabitants of the house or by the plants.
In practice, there are alternative shades ideas and solutions offering an oasis of coolness. And the products and building materials can be obtained in large stores of home and building materials, and you can even make your own compositions yourself.
Reeds and special constructions can protect your balcony from light. They provide shade without blocking the sun and add a decorative touch.
The umbrella is the simplest and most economical solution. To cover most of your balcony (depending on size) you will need a large parasol (maybe 2) to at least have shade where you sit. Large umbrellas can be found at home improvement and gardening stores.
An economical solution is a reed in a roll resting on wooden or metal beams. These are bamboo Venetian blinds that are installed either as a roof to protect against the sun or on the side to protect against prying eyes from the neighbours. These blinds must be supported on a wooden or metal framed pergola.
The summer sun is good, but how many times have you wanted to sit on your balcony and the sun didn’t let you enjoy it? So decide it’s time to do something about it. This year, sit comfortably on your terrace without the sun hitting you. There are many solutions, some temporary, some more permanent. So think about what exactly you want to do beforehand. In the images below, we have smart DIY inspiration ideas with shading constructions to help you decide which one suits your home.
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