Using Shade to Create Inviting Outdoor Spaces
Humans crave time outside. We are wired to enjoy fresh air and open spaces, but we also want protection from too much sun and heat. Fortunately, shade structures can be used to create outdoor rooms and define areas for outdoor dining, recreation and relaxation. Let’s take a closer look at using shade to create inviting outdoor spaces.
Inviting Outdoor Dining Spaces
Sometimes the weather is just too beautiful to spend it inside, and a restaurant with a shaded patio seating area sounds just perfect. Market on Main in Columbia, SC, shown in the photo above, is a gourmet kitchen, market and bar with shaded outdoor event space and dining areas. The bright blue shade sails, manufactured and installed by Apollo Sunguard, define the space and protect patrons from the sun.
Constructed of top quality materials, Apollo Shades block UV rays and lower ambient temperatures by up to 20 degrees. The steel structures can also support electrical wiring for lighting, fans and solar panels to ensure patrons’ comfort. Shaded outdoor seating areas for restaurants can be used to add more socially distanced dining and make the most of available space.
Inviting Outdoor Lounging Spaces
Located in Venice, FL, Toscana Isles is a newly developed neighborhood of single-family homes. Outside the clubhouse, cantilevered shade umbrellas over cozy tables create inviting shaded seating areas. The earth toned shades and structures blend with the natural environment and the tropical landscaping to create a relaxing oasis. The Apollo Sunguard Breezebrella® Offset Squarebrellas are ideal for creating a series of smaller socially distanced seating areas and entertaining areas.
For larger poolside lounging areas, Apollo Sunguard’s X-10 Cantilever is the perfect shade canopy choice. These strong and stylish sun canopies maximize cooling shade with limited obstructions. Utilizing a modular design concept, these cantilever shades can be connected to provide infinite lengths of continuous shade with no gaps in sun protection. This beautiful example of using shade to create an inviting outdoor space sits beside the pool at Kobernick Independent Living at Aviva in Sarasota, FL.
Inviting Outdoor Gathering Spaces
Outdoor living areas can be relaxing areas to gather, linger and enjoy. Adding customized shade solutions increases the beauty and comfort of the area and protects users from sunburn and glare
Capella Tower in downtown Minneapolis, MN, is a 58-story office building that provides a wide range of amenities for tenants. Among them is a rooftop deck with patio furniture, a bar, bocce ball, fire pits and, of course, inviting shaded seating areas. Part of the Manta Ray Sky Series from Apollo Sunguard, the shade canopies are stronger and more durable than patio umbrellas and have a striking modern design.
Creating shade for the rooftop deck keeps it from becoming too hot and helps make it a comfortable outdoor gathering space. Apollo Sunguard fabric shades mimic the natural shade of trees, allowing air to flow through and lowering temperatures underneath.
Worry-free Outdoor Shade
Apollo Sunguard shade structures are protected by the shade industry’s leading warranty – a 20-year warranty on the steel framework and a 15-year warranty on the fabric. When you create an inviting outdoor space with shade from Apollo Sunguard, it’s built to last.
Contact Apollo Sunguard
For more information on creating beautiful shaded areas, contact Apollo Sunguard at 941-925-3000 or at [email protected].