Volume 2 Issue 5

Volume 2 Issue 5

DuraNews: The Duralum Newsletter

Volume 2 Issue 5

When summer comes, our thoughts turn to making the most of the great weather. Adding an outdoor living space to your home is a great way to enjoy the outdoors all year round. With some thought and a bit of planning, you can create a beautiful, functional outdoor living space to enjoy all year long. 


To create the perfect outdoor living space, you’ll first need to consider the type of space you’d like to create. Are you looking for a cozy outdoor den for reading, leisurely conversations, or al fresco dining? Or you might prefer a wide-open space for outdoor activities like family gatherings, barbecues and pool parties. Once you’ve decided the purpose of your outdoor living space, you can start to design it. 


Creating an outdoor living space can be a great way to add value to your home and improve your quality of life. Here are some tips for creating an outdoor living space that would complement Duralum’s Weatherwood patio covers.


For year-round outdoor living, you’ll need to select materials and furnishings that are built to last in any weather. For example, natural materials like brick or stone are ideal for building fireplaces or fire pits, while synthetic materials like Polywood offer a low-maintenance and weather-resistant option for furniture. Protective covers can be a great way to further extend the life of your furniture and accessories. 


Another important consideration when designing an outdoor living space is wind and sun protection. Strategically-placed screens and awnings can shield your outdoor living space from the elements, while also providing a softer, more comfortable atmosphere in which to relax. If you’re looking to bring the indoors outdoors, you may want to consider adding retractable screens and awnings, as well as wall-mounted radiators or heating lamps, to keep your outdoor living space warm on cooler days. 


You can also bring the outdoors indoors with the addition of a sunroom, which provides a fully enclosed space with large windows and a glass roof, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while remaining protected from the elements. Duralife Sunrooms are a great option for homeowners looking to add a sunroom to their homes, as they offer a variety of styles and sizes to suit any budget and design preference. With the addition of a sunroom, you can create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces and enjoy the best of both worlds.


Of course, no outdoor living space would be complete without a few key finishing touches. Some tasteful lighting can help to create a visually appealing space, accentuating your design elements during the evenings or nighttime. You can also consider adding a soundtrack, such as a wireless speaker or a string of outdoor lights.

Some other key elements that can enhance the atmosphere in any outdoor living space include plants and water features such as a fountain or pond. Plants provide softening touches that can help to create a tranquil and inviting atmosphere while fountains and ponds can add to the ambiance with their gentle sound and visual appeal. Having a fire feature such as a fire pit or fire table can also be a great way to add warmth and visual interest to any outdoor living area. Finally, a few cozy touches, like soft pillows and throws, can make any outdoor living space even more inviting. With some comfortable seating, whether it’s benches, chairs, sofas, cushioned seating, or a combination of all, these cozy touches are essential for any outdoor living space. With these finishing touches, your outdoor living space can truly be transformed into an inviting, relaxing, and luxurious environment.


A well-thought-out outdoor living space can be a great way to make the most of your yard, extend the living space of your home, and enjoy the great outdoors all year round. With the right design and protective measures, you can have a beautiful outdoor living space and make the most of every season. 


Duralum offers a range of high-quality patio covers to ensure that you find the perfect fit for your outdoor living space. The Weathwood collection is a standout, featuring three exceptional options: the Weatherwood Phoenix Lattice Patio Cover, the Weatherwood Californian Solid Patio Cover, and the Weatherwood Monterey Insulated Patio Cover. No matter which patio cover you choose from Duralum, you can be confident that it will be a durable and stylish addition to your outdoor space.


By choosing the right materials, taking protective measures, and adding a few finishing touches, you can create a perfect outdoor living space that will be the perfect destination for relaxing, entertaining, or simply getting away from it all. From reading to dining to backyard games, an outdoor living space can be the perfect spot to spend time year-round. 


Start planning today, and you’ll soon have an outdoor living space that you can enjoy all year round! 

If you’re ready to turn your outdoor living space dreams into reality, visit Duralum and explore their superior patio covers and sunroom options today. With Duralum, you can be sure that your patio or sunroom will be a stylish and long-lasting addition to your home! Contact Duralum today using this online form!

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