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Turn Your Backyard Into an Outdoor Living Space

July 29, 2022
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With a few backyard outdoor living space ideas, you can start getting a sense of how to transform your space. If you’re wondering how to turn your backyard into an oasis on a budget, we’ve put together the details to help transform your space. Outdoor Living Space Ideas You don’t need a degree in backyard […]

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What Is the Difference Between a Lanai, Patio and Porch?

July 22, 2022
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There are many types of outdoor spaces, all with different names. While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, a lanai, porch and patio are all different. Understanding the difference can help you choose the right structure for your home. What Is a Lanai? The term “lanai” comes from Hawaii and describes a room or larger […]

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Easy Ways to Add Shade to Your Pool Area

July 15, 2022
House with a patio awning in Texas

When you’re splashing around in your pool or relaxing after a swim, you don’t want to deal with glare or excessive heat. These modern pool shade options help you enjoy more hours of swimming more comfortably. Umbrellas Umbrellas are easy to install, affordable and come in colors and patterns you love. However, they may only […]

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Ways to Spend More Time Outdoors With Your Family

July 8, 2022
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If you’re wondering how to spend more time with your family, you’re not alone. With more people busier than ever and focused on work, it’s become harder to spend time outside and with the people we love. Fortunately, figuring out how to spend time outside with loved ones can be a lot of fun! Have […]

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Tips for Shading Your Deck

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Your deck is the perfect spot to relax, read, entertain and dine. Get the most from your outdoor space with deck shade ideas that cool down your outdoor space, offer privacy and help keep the area protected from insects and debris. How to Shade a Sunny Deck Most decks get too much sun at some […]

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How to Maximize Your Outdoor Living Space for the Holidays

July 1, 2022
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In Austin, San Antonio and the surrounding communities in Texas, we’re fortunate to enjoy warm weather year-round — which allows us to enjoy the outdoors even during the holiday season. Make the most of the holidays this year with outdoor living space ideas to entertain, relax and lean into the spirit of the season. Consider […]

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Tips for Shading Your Pool Area

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The right pool shade allows you to stay near the water longer by protecting you from the sun, and some options deter bugs and keep debris out of the pool. The best pool shade ideas for you might include: Umbrellas and Parasols An umbrella is easy to set up and take down, offering flexible shade […]

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Tips for Shading Your Hot Tub Area

June 24, 2022
Our Tips for Shading Your Hot Tub Area

Your hot tub is a great spot to unwind after a long day, but shade and privacy can make the space more comfortable and enjoyable. Consider these hot tub privacy ideas to help you enjoy your hot tub again. Trees and Umbrellas Trees are a beautiful source of natural shade, but leaves and other debris […]

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How to Clean Outdoor Patio Shades

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Learning how to clean outdoor roller shades and your other shades helps you keep your home tidy — and it can also extend the life span of your shades. Whether you have waterproof outdoor shades or another type, a few materials and some know-how are all it takes to make your space look clean again! […]

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How Much Do Outdoor Solar Screens Reduce Heat?

June 17, 2022
Home with outdoor patio screens in Texas

Solar sunscreens are a smart investment for your home, but you may have questions about how they work and what value they offer. The team at Shading Texas has more than 60 years of combined experience in solar screens, screen enclosures, awnings and other shade products. We’ve put together this guide to answer some of […]

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