How to protect yourself from the sun on the balcony terrace and your yard this summer – 25 smart DIY inspiration ideas
Now that the day is longer and the temperature is rising, the balconies and terraces are the ideal places in the house to spend relaxing moments with your friends and family.
But what happens when your balcony is “seen” by the sun all day? Then the situation is difficult. A balcony, bathed for many hours in light, requires appropriate management, as the heat is often not tolerated by either the occupants of the house or the plants.
In practice, there are alternative shading ideas and solutions that offer an oasis of coolness. And the products and construction materials can be obtained from large stores of home and building materials and make your own compositions even yourself.
Reeds and special constructions can protect your balcony from light. They provide shade without blocking the sun and give a decorative touch.
The umbrella is the simplest and most economical solution. To cover most of your balcony (depending on its size) you will need a large umbrella (maybe 2) to have shade at least where you sit. You can find large umbrellas at home and garden stores.
An economical solution is a reed in a roll that rests on wooden or metal beams. These are bamboo blinds that are placed either as a roof to protect yourself from the sun or on the side for protection from the prying eyes of neighbors. These blinds must be supported on a pergola with a wooden or metal frame.
The summer sun is good but how many times did you want to sit on your balcony and the sun did not let you enjoy it? So decide that it’s time to do something about it. This year you will sit comfortably on your terrace without the sun hitting you. The solutions are many, some temporary, and others more permanent. So before anything else think about what exactly you want to do. In the pictures below we have smart DIY inspiration ideas with shading constructions to decide the one that suits your home.
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