The simplest and most wonderful way to enjoy summer to the fullest is to make the exterior of your home as inviting and functional as the interior. Your backyard is more than a utilitarian space for planting flowers and letting the dog run around; it’s the key to more summer entertainment.
Outdoor kitchens are more popular today than ever, and curling up on a comfy sofa with a good book is one of the best ways to while away a summer afternoon. Ontario Screens spoke to eieihome.com about how you can make your backyard your favourite place to relax.
Remove barriers between indoors and out
Your deck, patio or porch is a great place to gather with family and friends to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Why not integrate those outdoor spaces with your home’s interior and enable an easier transition from inside to out? The door leading to your backyard space becomes less of a barricade and blends indoor and outdoor spaces more easily when you leave it ajar. Open up that doorway by using a screen to prevent insects from entering your home. Phantom Screens’ retractable screens allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home, keep flying pests at bay, and easily roll out of sight when not in use.
Phantom Screens’ new, whisper quiet Legacy door screen, features a new, ergonomic and intuitive Latch & Release handle with smooth operating slide bar. This sleek and innovative new design eliminates the need for a magnetic closure. Legacy introduces so many unique features that it has become the new standard for the retractable screening industry.
Dine Outdoors in Sweet Summer Style
Another way to enhance summer is to bring enjoyable activities like cooking and eating outdoors. If hamburgers and hot dogs make your family smile, a simple barbeque might be all it takes. If your tastes are more gourmet, however, invest in an outdoor kitchen that allows you to create that perfect feast while enjoying summer’s warm days and cool nights. Pizza ovens, full sets of outdoor cookware and backyard beverage storage are some of the latest products that make taking it outdoors simple and weren’t even a consideration a decade ago.
Blend the outdoors with the indoors
Love your living room? Create the same comfortable and relaxing feeling in your great outdoors! While the traditional Muskoka chairs and patio furniture add a rustic cottage-like feel, there are more outdoor furnishing options today than ever before. With a wide variety of weather-resistant fabrics available for oversized sofas, chairs and ottomans, there’s no reason your deck can’t be as stylish and sophisticated as your family room. Add a waterproof flat-screen TV and a sound system that can be controlled through your home’s automation system and the living is easy!
Motorized screens are a great choice for adding privacy to your outdoor sitting room. Phantom’s Executive Screens are motorized retractable screens which can dramatically increase the usability of these spaces by enclosing the area at the touch of a button! Executive Screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of a building, staying truly hidden when fully retracted.
Phantom’s wide variety of mesh offerings provide UV shading options for windows and custom applications, effectively reducing solar heat gain while offering a range of UV/sun blockage choices, including the option of 100% sun/UV blockage. Executive Screens can be programmed to come down and retract using sun and wind sensors, and can be connected to your home automation system to have them come down at a specific time of day, providing shade and sunlight as needed.