Versatile Shade Takes on California Sun

California is a beautiful state that looms with American culture. It is a great place to be a nature-lover and outdoor enthusiast. Residents can visit a number of national and state parks, hike mountains, visit beaches, ski, surf, swim and camp. 

With its sunny skies and mild year-round weather, Southern California is the type of place where outdoor living is a given. SoCal homes reflect that way of life with outdoor spaces that seamlessly blur the line between the indoors and the backyard. 

A private residence in Bonsall was designed to make good use of the warm weather. Surrounded by small tropical plants, the homeowners created an outdoor kitchen and dining area. 

The space was set up on a slightly raised concrete pad and covered by a large taupe-stained wooden pergola. The outdoor dining area is mainly used when the homeowners gather for lunch and dinner. However, the California sun was always made an unwelcomed appearance. 

After many hot and uncomfortable meals, the homeowners realized the need for robust sun protection. They reached out to ShadeFX after seeing a retractable shade on their neighbor’s pergola. 

ShadeFX worked with contractors Bowker Development to specify an 18’x16’ retractable canopy, covering the entire pergola. The Narayanans opted for Sunbrella Taupe fabric to blend the shade with the structure, delivering a beautifully finished pergola and shade that appeared to be purchased together. 

A view from underneath the shade.

“We are quite happy with our purchase. The shade works very well for our space. It was a pleasure to work with Kevin at ShadeFX. He was very helpful and was very prompt with his responses to the questions I had. All in all, a good experience.”

– Usha Narayanan

Entertaining family and friends is convenient and pleasurable when cooking can be done where guests gather. Equipped with a dynamic shade, this outdoor kitchen and dining area is fully prepared for breakfast, lunch and dinner get-togethers regardless of the rays. 

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