But.. our back deck is "not so hot" anymore... thanks to our new Natural Light Patio Cover. The day that the installers and patio arrived was a very dreary day.. not only weather-wise, but I had to attend a funeral on the other side of the state. So, the pictures were taken by my hubby who did not attend the funeral. While the day was long and tiring for me, it was nice to come home to our new patio cover!
The Natural Light Patio Covers filter the sun's harsh rays to create a soft, even glow underneath the cover. It is made with Acrylite Acrylic, the most "weatherable polymer" on the market which keeps the space dry and blocks out up to 75% of the sun's heat (it really does this)!
We absolutely LOVE the patio cover!! It is amazing how comfortable it is sitting underneath it when it's very hot outside! Maybe even more comfortable than I thought it would be.
We are debating if we want to enclose the patio cover to make a 3-season porch... but frankly, it's so nice and open & airy the way it is now. We will think about it... but the nice thing, is you have options. There are many varieties of this patio cover and so much you can do with it (just check out the website at www.naturallightpatiocovers.com).
For now, we are enjoying it each and every time we sit outside.
Now.. it's time for some different patio furniture and decorating it. A nice cozy conversation seating area is what I'm picturing, but that will come later. Have you priced outdoor furniture lately? Oh my... some of it is more expensive than leather furniture you'd get for your living room! Talk about sticker shock! So our brand new "deck reveal" will have to wait.. for a bit longer until I can find the right seating arrangement (at the right price, of course).
But until the day comes when we can get our new or different patio furniture, we'll enjoy it how it is with our old furniture.
We (well, the hubby!!) are also in the process of scraping and repainting all of the deck posts too. You probably noticed how bad they look in the pictures? Much of the paint was chipped away and peeling from a hail storm we had this Spring.. and hubby has been "chipping away" at the project. I look forward to when I can take pictures of the entire new back deck... all "decked out" !