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4 Ways to Maximize the Use of Your Open Air Cabana

August 24, 2023

A SummerSpace® Open Air Cabana is a luxurious addition to any outdoor space, providing a retreat from the sun and a place to relax and entertain. To make the most of this stylish structure, it’s essential to consider various ways to enhance its functionality and create a haven of comfort and enjoyment. Let’s explore several practical and creative ways to maximize the use of your Open Air Cabana.

1. Create a Cozy Lounge Area 

Transform your Open Air Cabana into a cozy lounge area by adding comfortable seating options such as plush sofas, lounge chairs, and ottomans. Incorporate soft cushions and throw pillows in vibrant colors to infuse a touch of personality and create an inviting ambiance. Consider adding a coffee table or side tables for convenience where you can place books, beverages, and snacks. This cozy lounge setup will be perfect for relaxing with a book, enjoying conversations with friends and family, or simply soaking in the tranquility of your outdoor space.

2. Install Ambient Lighting

To extend the usability of your Open Air Cabana into the evening, installing ambient lighting is essential. Consider string lights, lanterns, or even wall-mounted sconces to create a warm and enchanting atmosphere. Soft, diffused lighting will not only add a touch of elegance to your cabana but also allow you to enjoy the space after sunset. Enhance the coziness by incorporating candles or flameless LED candles which provide a flickering glow without the worry of fire hazards. With well-placed lighting, your cabana can become an intimate spot for romantic dinners, evening gatherings, or stargazing.

3. Incorporate Functional Shades 

While an Open Air Cabana provides shade from direct sunlight, adding functional shades will offer greater flexibility and protection from different weather conditions. Consider installing corner curtains and privacy panels that can be adjusted to shield you from wind, rain, excessive sunlight, and prying eyes. These shades are made from marine-grade Tempotest® weather-resistant fabrics to withstand the elements. By incorporating functional protection, you can enjoy your cabana regardless of the weather — turning it into a versatile space that adapts to your needs.

4. Integrate Outdoor Entertainment

To truly maximize the use of your Open Air Cabana, consider integrating outdoor entertainment options. Install a sound system with speakers discreetly placed within the cabana, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music or create a lively ambiance for gatherings. If space permits, add a small outdoor television or projector screen for movie nights under the stars. Enhance the entertainment experience by incorporating outdoor games like a ping-pong table, a mini-golf putting green, or a shuffleboard around your cabana retreat. By incorporating entertainment features, your Open Air Cabana becomes a hub for fun-filled activities and enjoyable moments with friends and family.

The SummerSpace resort-style Open Air Cabana offers a versatile and stylish space for relaxation and entertainment in your outdoor area. If you’re ready to add an Open Air Cabana to your outdoor space, SummerSpace can help! Find a local dealer today to get started. Make the most of every day with SummerSpace.

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