There is no doubt that we love to celebrate the arrival of summer. When it’s warmer and the sun’s out, that means you’re going to be spending more time on your patio or outdoor living space. But, when the dead of summer hits and temps start creeping up to the upper 90s or even triple digits, you may find yourself stuffed into a small space in search of shade. It doesn’t have to be that way.
There are plenty of ways to create shade in a backyard or your outdoor living space so that you can enjoy the outdoors and enjoy some relief from the heat. Here are a few suggestions ranging in price, function and style.
Umbrellas are a great option for creating shade and can add that whimsical outdoor cafe feel. Umbrellas come in different styles, colors, and construction. Cantilever umbrellas stand off to the sides of the area where you want to create shade. They are often larger than stand pole umbrellas that fit through a hole in the center of a table.
Shade Sails are a great economical choice for creating shade. They are usually easy to put up and fold away easily for storage in the off-season. These also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can also be paired with other shade sails to create a unique look and increase the quality of the shade.
Canopy, Tents or Pavilions
These options are usually the ultimate in creating shade for your outdoor living space. They add a livable space that not only provides shade, but can protect your outdoor furniture and provide shelter from the wet weather of Winter and Fall. Size, shape and style of pavilions is vast, making this a great option for almost any outdoor living space. It’s important to consider the quality of construction and the canopy material to ensure your investment will last for years to come.
All of the 10 Patio World locations found throughout California can help you create shade in backyard of any shape or size. Stop in and let our experts help you beat the heat this summer.