How do I get shade over my patio without making it too dark inside?

+9
Answered

Last summer we built an enclosure around the patio on the back of my house, which is the south side. I want to give the patio more shade without completely blocking light from the windows leading into the house. Is a pergola my best bet?

q how do i get shade over my patio without making it too dark inside

The twinkle lights worked only a few times. Kinda frustrating they didn’t last.

q how do i get shade over my patio without making it too dark inside

This is the side where my climbing rose is growing up the outside.

q how do i get shade over my patio without making it too dark inside

The sails really didn’t do so well over the long haul. So I feel like I need to do something else to get shade.

q how do i get shade over my patio without making it too dark inside

I now have a climbing rose growing up on the side of the patio and a wisteria on the long wall of the enclosure.

  8 answers