As the warmer temperatures approach, Canadians start to take the party outdoors. Yearning to maximize their time, outdoor entertaining is a great way to expand the open-air lifestyle. Adding special touches outdoors can elevate the standard backyard barbeque or casual cocktail hour.

Pool Craft created a design with favourable zones for socializing. The outdoor entertaining areas included a pool, hot tub, dining area, and a fire pit surrounded by lounge chairs. Pool Craft’s professional team left the homeowners feeling like valued customers through their actions and use of high-quality materials. From start to finish they exceeded the homeowners’ expectations in a timely matter.

A well-designed pergola helped separate a few different entertaining areas while providing shade. After a starlit meal, comfortable cushions entice guests to linger for post-dinner cocktails. On those cooler nights, the feature fire pit provides comfort and warmth. However, a solution to keep the party going on those drizzly days is needed for this space.

Desiring additional protection for mingling guests and pricey electronics, ShadeFX mounted a 16’ x 10’ motorized retractable canopy. The innovative solution integrated seamlessly with this outdoor structure. The Ennis ‘Dark Grey’ waterproof canopy also paired perfectly with the inviting and neutral colours of this backyard design.

“Our Client wanted something that would give them the option to sit in the sun or shade but that was not a large obstruction when it wasn’t being used to block the sun. We always use ShadeFX for these types of projects because of the modern and sleek look their products offer. They are easy to use, easy to install and give a lot of versatility in smaller backyards versus a large heavier solid canopy or roof.”

– Cassidy Franks, Operations Manager, Pool Craft

Having outdoor shade certainly makes life easier for homeowners who love to entertain guests in their backyards. Also, as the colder months approach, strategically placed patio heaters can help prolong the outdoor season.

With a little bit of imagination, this backyard has transformed into an incredible oasis. Even more, it has defined spaces to entertain, relax and enjoy the outdoors. On those rainy days and evenings, the party can continue on. As the sun goes down, it becomes the perfect setting for an evening under the stars.

Create your perfect outdoor entertaining area. Let’s get started today.