Creating a dining area on your patio is a great way to make the most of your outdoor living space. You can enjoy your meals in the fresh air, and everyone can feel comfortable. To make the most of your patio table, you should invest in a solid and durable umbrella to provide protection while you eat. There are a number of different styles that you can choose from so that you can easily find something that matches your space.
If you want something traditional and casual, opt for a simple pulley-lift umbrella. This kind of umbrella is exactly what you would expect from an outdoor style. It is classic and timeless and gets the job done well. You can purchase these kinds of umbrellas in a range of different sizes and shapes (traditional octagonal or square are the most popular). It doesn’t matter what style your patio is - whether you are looking for something modern or rustic, a pulley-lift umbrella will fit right in.
If you’re looking for something that is slightly more modern, an auto-tilt model might be a better fit. The pole of these umbrellas comes with a mechanism, allowing you to tilt the canopy of the umbrella whatever way you need to. You can determine which way the umbrella tilts, and how far. This is great for a totally exposed patio. With this type of umbrella, you don’t have to worry about where the sun is, or about moving the umbrella around to get maximum shade while you eat. Simply adjust the canopy and enjoy your meal. This allows you to enjoy your patio dining area for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every meal in between.
If you really want to get fancy, a cantilever umbrella might be the right option for your patio. These are umbrellas that utilize a pole on the side of your patio which then reaches across to suspend the canopy right over your dining area. This is great because it means that you don’t have to worry about the cumbersome placing of the umbrella pole, as it is safe to the side. This is one of the most expensive styles of umbrella, but it will bring elegance and convenience to your outdoor dining area.
The main thing about getting any umbrella for your outdoor dining area is to make sure that it looks right. Purchase a model that is large enough to provide adequate shade, so that everyone can eat while protected from the sun. There are so many options when it comes to the color of your canopy, take the time to find one that you know you will like, and will match the rest of your patio. Finally, make sure that you do your research, and settle on an umbrella from a brand that is known to be reputable and high-quality.
If you are stuck and need some inspiration, check out our latest range of umbrellas at Suniland Patio. We have updated our collections so that you can have the latest styles for summer, and you don’t have to wait until the last minute. We offer diverse styles, colors, and shapes so that there will be something for your outdoor dining area.