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Sunshades. The view without the scorch.

August 3, 2021

In warm weather months, eating and communing outside on the patio is a natural. But what happens when that yellow orb in the sky reaches the tipping point of feeling uncomfortable? All you need is the right set of custom sunshades. If your patio faces any direction besides north, they’re seriously worth considering. Here are…

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Restaurant Life After COVID

July 1, 2021

“Reservations for four, please.” Once an ordinary phrase, hearing those words is now hard to take for granted. As we all make our way toward the post-COVID world, much about what the new restaurant norms will be is still taking shape. Though some changes feel like they’ll be with us indefinitely. Here are a few.…

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Event Spaces and Restaurant Patios: Much Ado About I Do

June 2, 2021

The definition of the perfect wedding venue is more open-ended than ever. Creativity is in. If you run an outdoor event space, you already know that. But if your restaurant patio is more date night, now is the time to consider hanging out a private party sign. Opportunity flows from the rehearsal dinner to post-wedding…

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Mood (and Food!) Lighting for Restaurant Patios

May 3, 2021

Light up Your Restaurant Patio’s Appeal The ambiance of a patio can shift at your command. It’s all about the way you orchestrate lighting from morning to moonlight. Seeing your patio through fresh eyes – actually your customer’s eyes – is a great way to shed a few rays of insight on any changes to…

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Build maximum views into your enclosed, motorized patio with MaxView.

April 1, 2021

Are you ready to see more? The physics of patio enclosures just made a giant, 360 degree leap forward. We now have the largest clear window available for motorized patio shades. Taking in sunsets, skylines, mountains, flowers and trees, and of course sun!, is what sitting outside is all about for restaurant patio-goers. And when…

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Is Your Patio Insta-Worthy?

March 1, 2021

Natural light on your patio make it one of the very best places for anyone to take a shot of your restaurant. You’re likely well aware of how much positive social media can help you. A study by Maru/Matchbox reveals that before grabbing a fork 69% of millennials snap stills or videos of their food.…

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Heating Tips for Happier Patio-Goers

February 1, 2021

Keeping restaurant guests warm has never been a hotter topic. Two options to keep your restaurant patio humming along in challenging weather are a high-quality patio enclosure and reliable heaters. Often, they are used together as a one-two comfort punch. Enclosures allow protection from the elements and better control over healthier airflow. Patio heaters allow…

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All the Ingredients for Winter Patio Cozy

January 4, 2021

People are patio-ing their hearts out this year. So, you’ll want to keep them feeling comfortable during this new extended patio season. Engineering a professional patio with a high quality enclosure is the ultimate solution because you’re prepared for any and every temperature swing. This year, many restaurant owners and their chefs are also fueling…

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Don’t Send Your Patio Into Hibernation

November 24, 2020

Your restaurant is the cure for the cabin fever that will likely set in with the first extended Covid winter. People need a break now and then. If you can keep them warm, they’ll be happy to eat outside no matter the season. With the right enclosure, patio seating becomes your most flexible option. This…

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In the Media: Redfin

November 6, 2020

Southern Patio Enclosures in the Media This month, Southern Patio Enclosures was featured by Redfin.com in their blog post “Ideas for Using Your Outdoor Space Year Round“. We were selected from a group of notable experts to share ideas and inspiration on how to use your outdoor living space all year long, even during the…

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