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Will a pergola make my house too dark? What to consider before making a purchase….

Pergolas have become a popular choice for homeowners looking to enhance their outdoor living spaces.


Not only are they versatile, but they look great and can create a comfortable shaded area for relaxation and entertainment.


But we know that customers are concerned about whether the shade will extend into their homes, and they will lose out on wonderful natural light.


Here we explain how you can have a fabulous pergola without causing any detrimental effects.


Design and Style


The design and style of your pergola play a crucial role in determining how much shade it will provide.


Our Remanso pergolas come with a louvre style roof, which can be controlled at the touch of a button, allowing you to decide how much shade you would like, depending on whether you want to bask in the sun or take a break from the heat.


If your pergola is close to your home, you can create a perfect blend between inside and outside living areas by adjusting the roof to your liking, letting in the perfect amount of light for your home.


We also offer automatic blinds, glass sliding doors and vented side panels for you to customise your pergola to exactly how you like it.


Orientation and placement


Our pergolas come in a number of different sizes from 2.5m x 2.5m to the larger 3m x 6m and 4m x 5m to complement the space available in your garden.


We also offer free-standing and wall-mounted models, depending on where you would like to position your pergola.


A strategically placed free-standing pergola is unlikely to have any detrimental impact at all on the light coming into your house, and they offer a fantastic shaded area to enjoy with your family and friends when the weather is hot.


However, depending on your requirements and outside space, a wall-mounted pergola might be more suitable for you. They also look great and we can work with you to ensure that it doesn’t block too much light from coming into your home.


The key here is the orientation, depending on which side your garden faces, and where the light comes from.


How we can help


Our team of experts can help you create a fantastic garden where a pergola is a great talking point that provides an attractive space to entertain and relax.


With the right advice, and a bit of thought and planning, there’s no reason why a pergola should make your house too dark, and you’ll be able to enjoy it all year round.


Visit our showroom or contact us for more information.




Jess Court

I'm Aqua Warehouse Groups Marketing Officer - overseeing all things news worthy in the hot tub industry, with tips and tricks that are bound to make a splash.

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