5 Ideas From Betterliving to Create the Ideal Entertainment Space for the Summer

Sunroom & Shade Products To Create Your Very Own Stay-Cation

The way we see it, we STILL have half a summer left! That's right. 45 more days to enjoy fun in the sun throughout the rest of July and ALL of August. The kids have their slip n' slides, or perhaps even their pools. So what about you? Here are 5 of our favorite ideas which can help transform your home into the go-to-place for the remainder of the summer...heck...even for the rest of the year! One of the best parts, they only take anywhere from a day to one week to install, meaning you could still enjoy one at your home this summer.

1. Custom Designed Sunroom

4-Season Sunroom, Keene, NH

4-Season Sunroom, Keene, NH

2. Screen In Your Porch

If you have a beautiful porch already but wish to get more use out of it (as in escape the bugs!), the best solution is to enclose the porch with a screen room. This works well for decks as well if you don't wish to be enclosed by glass. Simply have the screens (and roof) installed and continue to enjoy the outdoors, minus the pesky critters.

The ultimate space for both relaxing and entertaining, the sunroom is the perfect addition for any homeowner who wants a room in the house which connects with the landscape outside. Whether it's a space for the warmer months or a year-round extension of your home, a sunroom will quickly become the go to destination in your home. 

 

Screen porch, Chester, NH

Screen porch, Chester, NH

Complete your backyard patio with an elegant under pergola canopy. These can be both attached to the home or free standing out in the yard. There are loads of fabric colors to choose from, as well as different post styles. The canopies are also retractable, either manually or remotely, and so can be easily stored in stormy weather. Create a lovely area to entertain your guests in the shade, or enjoy your morning coffee in your very own stylish outdoor space.

You use your deck ALL the time, especially for cookouts and on the weekends. However, there are times when it just gets too hot sitting out there in the sun. Retractable awnings are ideal for such times, as with a click of the remote, the awning will extend and provide you and your guests with the much needed relief from the sun. A multitude of fabric choices are available, and they are custom made to match the dimensions of your space.

Retractable awning, Chelmsford, MA

Retractable awning, Chelmsford, MA

Glass railings, New Boston, NH

Glass railings, New Boston, NH

Having an elevated home or deck with a view is something to cherish. The best way to take advantage of this space is to make the most of the view with a glass railing system. Rather than face the obstruction of vertical railings, open up your deck and take in the full view as much as possible. This allows you to relax and enjoy all your home has to offer while sitting down in comfort.