10 Types of Backyard Spaces Covered by ShadeFX

Whether you like to read in an outdoor nook, have dinner alfresco-style, or doze off by the pool, adding shade to your backyard enhances your outdoor experience. ShadeFX’s solutions are customized to fit your project, offering shade wherever and whenever it’s needed. Whether it be rooftop, patio or deck, here are ten backyard spaces you can find our products.

1. Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are becoming a popular backyard trend.

These New York homeowners wanted to design a space that was both modern and functional. It is outfitted with everything needed for a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen: a grill, mini-fridge, sink, and wine cooler. To ensure that the homeowners had complete coverage over their new area, ShadeFX customized a retractable canopy in a bold Sunbrella Mediterranean Blue Tweed fabric to complement the blue colour scheme.

2. Outdoor Dining Rooms

Dining al fresco style in the epitome of outdoor living.

Wherever there is a kitchen, there is bound to be an eating area. Some homeowners prefer to have an outdoor kitchen and dining combo. Others make sure that the outdoor dining area isn’t too far from the indoor kitchen. Whatever the set-up, dining outdoors alfresco style is the epitome of outdoor living. Homeowners in Napa Valley built a pergola and paired it with a manual retractable shade from ShadeFX. The canopy provides much-needed sun protection for the dining area and home interior.

3. Outdoor Living Rooms

Shading an outdoor living room is a popular decision for most homeowners.

Adding shade to an outdoor living area is a popular choice for most homeowners. It’s a space for relaxing and socializing in comfort. A residential home in Vaughan, Ontario has a beautiful backyard with a water feature, expansive tiled patio, outdoor dining space, and an outdoor living area that is tied together by a striking wooden pergola. To maximize everyday use of the space, a retractable shade in a sleek HarbourTime Onyx was added for sun and rain protection.

4. Dual-Purpose Rooms

Dual-purpose spaces need flexible but versatile coverage.

For the homeowners looking to make the most out of their backyard area, a multipurpose space is ideal. Designing a space that houses all of your favorite outdoor activities ensures maximum usage. Homeowners in Menlo Park created a beautiful outdoor space suited for dining, relaxing, and having a drink at the bar. To cover the almost 500 sq ft space, five motorized retractable shades were outfitted to the custom pergola, including perimeter curtains to block wind and sun.

5. Games Rooms

Outdoor game rooms are great for having relaxing fun.

Adding entertainment to your backyard can add a whole new level of enjoyment for you and your family. Although not a novel idea, homeowners are getting more creative with the kind of activities they move to the outdoors. Table tennis, foosball tables, complete entertainment systems for watching movies or playing video games in surround-sound, are all pretty common. A homeowner in Santa Barbara, wanted to create a covered outdoor games room specifically for his pool table. Two motorized retractable canopies in a breezy Sunbrella Beaufort Cloud fabric were installed for easy operation.

6. Outdoor Lounge Areas

Setting up a shaded lounge area beside your pool is the perfect place to relax between dips.

Most lounge areas can be found poolside. Why? It’s the perfect setup for relaxing before, after, or in between dips. Homeowners can lounge while working on that perfect tan. With the addition of a retractable shade unit, they can control how much or little of the sunlight they want to take in. A beautiful backyard in Dallas has the ultimate pool-focused backyard space: a large custom-designed pool, modern poolside loungers, and versatile shade.

7. Pools

The over-the-pool shade is brilliant for swimmers to lounge while still inside the pool.

While most homeowners opt for poolside shade, some prefer to have their dip and shade it too. Waterloo homeowners needed a shaded area over the shallow end of the pool. They wanted to create a safe space for their young son to play as well as a cool spot to lounge and relax. They chose ShadeFX’s newest product offering, the freestanding retractable canopy. Designed and engineered in response to consumer demand for a robust cantilevered umbrella, the two-post canopy spans the entire width of the pool.

8. Hot Tubs

This hot tub is securely protected from the elements.

If we can shade pools, then erecting shade over a hot tub is no problem. Homeowners in Langley, BC have a lovely backyard with magnificent views of the North Shore mountains. The expansive outdoor space includes a covered outdoor pleasure – a hot tub. The homeowners wanted to add shade so that the outdoor space could withstand the Vancouver-area rainy season. Reaching out to ShadeFX, a water-repellent canopy was customized for rain protection over the hot tub.

9. Outdoor/Indoor Spaces

Need shade for your indoor but outdoor space? No problem, we have a solution.

A condo in Malibu is furnished with a private outdoor/indoor space. The homeowners outfitted the indoor courtyard with comfy couches and a modern fire pit table. With an average of 281 sunny days of sun per year, the occasional rainy days made the space useable. For a reliable shade solution, the homeowners contacted ShadeFX. A motorized retractable canopy was chosen for the outdoor/indoor, giving the homeowners the power to choose a shaded or sunlit room.

10. Outdoor Gardens

ShadeFX can protect you, your furniture as well as your plants.

Although the retractable shade wasn’t intended for their outdoor garden, homeowners in Chicago, Illinois are reaping the benefits. They have a small outdoor area on the top balcony and intended to make use of every square inch. There is a small dining area and a BBQ grill, but the potted plants, flowers and green wall are in full bloom. Their new retractable shade not only shades the homeowners from the sun and rain, but it allows them to control sunlight for their beautiful vegetation.

ShadeFX retractable solutions are engineered to fit your project, adapting to new or existing overhead structures regardless of size or complexity. Most importantly, all solutions offer unlimited coverage, customization, deployment, and robust sun, rain, and privacy protection.

Ready to transform your unique area into a functional and engaging space? Let’s get started.