Made in the Shade: 7 Products to Keep Your Patio Cool
The late-summer sun is burning bright, but we've found seven products that you need to stay made in the shade.
There is something so intriguing about shade sails. Put one, two, three or however many you need to flood your space with shade. They stack and overlap to create beautiful, colorful textures in the sky. This shade sail comes in plenty of colors and size options to allow endless options for your outdoor space.
BUY IT: Amazon, $21.98
Smaller porches require great shade with a small footprint. This striped umbrella from CB2 is designed to provide shade where needed while keeping the base out of the way. The stand is adjustable and the umbrella is collapsible, making this a win for small porches and patios everywhere.
BUY IT: CB2, $479 (Originally $699)
If you're after shade (and maybe a little privacy) but don't want to fully block out the light, give these retractable screens a chance. They are almost non-existent when not in use, but they can completely transform a space when fully extended.
BUY IT: Amazon, $219.99
If your porch is smaller than small (think apartment terrace), this is the perfect shade and privacy option. When you don’t want it, simply fold it up and stow it in the corner or in a closet. When you need it, unfold a beautiful piece that is as decorative as it is functional.
BUY IT: IKEA, $99
Imagine this: Your porch or pavilion has a beautiful cover, and you thought all your problems were solved, but the evening sun always comes in and makes the space unbearable. That’s where these bad boys come in. These outdoor blackout curtains are waterproof, mildew resistant, fade resistant and come in whatever color and size your heart desires.
BUY IT: Amazon, $25.99
Soak up the sun or block it out. This powder-coated aluminum pergola features a convertible roof canopy that gives you the choice! Anchoring hardware to secure it to a deck or concrete patio is included to make this pergola a true part of your home.
BUY IT: Build.com, $1,842
Enhance the warmth and class of a backyard or patio with the elegant addition of a wooden pavilion. Crafted with 100-percent premium cedar lumber, this pavilion not only looks great but will endure harsh elements and become even more beautiful with age.
BUY IT: Sam's Club, $1,699