Cozy outdoor furniture, and great options for shade | Cape Cod HOME Summer 2016

According to Jay McArdle, the owner of Cape Leisure in Mashpee Commons, a popular trend among homeowners today is making their outdoor spaces as comfortable as those inside the home. “When it comes to seating options,” McArdle says, “the trend is really to repeat the same comfort you find inside the home.” At Cape Leisure customers can browse a wide variety of casual outdoor furniture including couches, lounge chairs, and tables made of wood, metal, wicker, and other materials.

Before purchasing new furniture, though, McArdle says it’s a good idea to take into account the amount of sunlight the area where the furniture will live enjoys. “You have to think about the shade,” he says. “We offer a lot of shade selections for two people, which are flexible enough to accommodate up to eight people, or more.”

Cape Leisure sells many products that help provide sun protection and coverage for those sitting by the pool and on the deck, from a variety of manufacturers including Cabana Coast and Brown Jordan. Many umbrella styles, for example, are made with high-density foam, as well as Sunbrella, a material that is partially made from recycled products and is a very breathable option.

Cape Leisure—which recently relocated to the North Market area of Mashpee Commons—also sells hammocks. For more information, call 508-428-1175, or visit capeleisure.com. – Maeve Mudie