There are many items to think about when you are planning a new outdoor entertainment area in order to create a space that’s both beautiful and functional. The first consideration is of course the size and shape of the area that you have, whether it is a small balcony, rooftop terrace, a patio area or expansive property. The second item to contemplate is how the area will be used; to throw large parties, as an al fresco dining area, a poolside respite, or simply a small seating area for a pause with a cool drink. If space allows, consider dividing the area to make rooms for various usage, such as an outdoor lounge, a dining area, or a play space.
Regardless of its size and usage, it’s important to create a seamless flow between inside areas and your outdoor entertainment space. Remember that the view will not only be from your outdoor space to the surrounding area, but your outdoor area will also be viewed from indoor areas. Therefore, providing a cohesive appearance with the existing style and architecture is vital.
Cantilever umbrellas feature an offset pole that allows you to place seating directly underneath the shade without the interference of a pole and without obstructing the view. The unique design imparts strength, stability, safety and versatility. This type of umbrella also allows a larger area to be shaded and can be placed at the edge of a patio, balcony, or even the pool to provide shade for those in the water.
Sizes can range from small to very large, and multiple umbrellas may be used to provide the right amount of shade. Cantilever umbrellas are also available in many different shapes to suit your needs and style, including square, rectangular, octagonal or round and are available in a multitude of color options.