Chelsea HouseTransitional Terrace, London
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Enclose beneath a canopyYour outdoor roof covering doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture. Sail-like structures, or canopies, like this umbrella-style one, not only look stylish, they can be easily opened or closed depending on the weather.
Relax in the shadeWe all want to be outside in the sunshine as much as possible during the summer months, because, let’s face it, we never know how long the good weather is going to last.But none of us relish the idea of the sun beating directly down on us, so it makes sense to erect a large umbrella where you can sit and enjoy the blue skies from the comfort of the shade.Alternatively, try a pop-up gazebo – especially good for garden parties, or a contemporary sun-shade sail, if you have somewhere suitable to string one up. (Don’t forget to apply high factor sun cream, even when you’re undercover).Be inspired by more ways to turn your garden into an inviting room
A cute roof terrace can be accessed via a new brick and glass extension, which incorporates a kitchenette to make entertaining – or solo snacking – super easy. ‘The natural stone, timber and brickwork references the building’s traditional materials,’ says Simon Baker of Nash Baker Architects.