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9 ways to keep your outdoor spaces cool this summer

With today's awareness, the days of basking in the sun are behind us and while covering up with long sleeves and hats or splashing on the sun screen are options, another is to ensure your outdoor spaces offer a shady welcome. Here are 9 examples of how to achieve that

Natural wood soffits and metal-clad fascias were appropriate backyard, estate, home, house, outdoor structure, property, real estate, swimming pool, villa, gray, teal
Natural wood soffits and metal-clad fascias were appropriate for these sculptural overhangs in this desert home. Read the new home story here

While the trellis running alongside the two wings architecture, estate, home, house, landscape, outdoor structure, plant, property, real estate, roof, sky, black
While the trellis running alongside the two wings of this new home provides shading, it also throws patterns onto its surroundings just like the lichen draped on the oak trees at the front of the house. Read the story here
Indoor and outdoors are separated by glass sliders
Indoor and outdoors are separated by glass sliders when required as the front of this house opens up to its outlooks. A change in flooring styles also helps delineate indoors from out. Read the story here
A sail shade is a quick and efficient awning, house, property, real estate, roof
A sail shade is a quick and efficient way to turn a hot spot into a cool spot, as seen on this coastal home.
Underneath the arches – there is a shade
Underneath the arches – there is a shade solution, then there's a beautiful shade solution as this flowering arbor shows.
Indoors or outdoors? This living pavilion resembles a architecture, barn, building, facade, farmhouse, home, house, property, real estate, roof, rural area, shade, sky, tree, teal, black
Indoors or outdoors? This living pavilion resembles a floating platform. Glass walls open up the space and provide cross ventilation for the cooling breezes off the water, ensuring the owner rarely needs to use air conditioning. Read more here
With a substantial outdoor fireplace, infrared heaters, and black, gray
With a substantial outdoor fireplace, infrared heaters, and operable louvres for walls and ceiling, this outdoor kitchen is made for year-round entertaining. Read the kitchen story here
Sun, shade or shelter – whatever the weather home, house, interior design, outdoor structure, patio, porch, real estate, window, gray, white
Sun, shade or shelter – whatever the weather versatile concertina Sky Louvres are the stylish way to transform your outdoor environment instantly. Read more
Then there's nature's shade – trees – as backyard, bench, chair, estate, furniture, garden, grass, green, home, house, landscape, landscaping, lawn, leaf, nature, outdoor structure, patio, plant, table, tree, yard, green
Then there's nature's shade – trees – as this garden setting with overhanging tree suggests. Read the garden story here

Story by: Trendsideas

20 Dec, 2020

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