Gift Ideas for Mom 2020

April 25, 2020

When we think of mothers, we think of someone who teaches, nurtures and makes a house a warm and comfortable place to raise a family. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) running rampant and people being quarantined at home, having a nice place to live and feel safe is important. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, return… Read More


When we think of mothers, we think of someone who teaches, nurtures and makes a house a warm and comfortable place to raise a family. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) running rampant and people being quarantined at home, having a nice place to live and feel safe is important. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, return the favor and extend the walls of your home into a beautiful space for mom to enjoy her time. 

SugarHouse has several products to enhance your outdoor space. We’ve put a few together with other products for some ideas for you.

Gathering Place

Quarantining inside your home can become stale and boring especially when the sun is making more and more appearances. Create a gathering place out back where the special lady in your life can gather the family for some bonding, school work or other activities. 

A seating area is the first ingredient for a great gathering place. To really make your seating area pop, let SugarHouse recover or replace any outdated or faded upholstery. We are able to customize cushions to fit your furniture exactly. The upholstery we produce for patio furniture is made from premium outdoor foams and fabrics that will give your furniture a much longer life than if you purchased it from a department or home improvement store.

Now that you have updated furniture, make sure you have some coverage for when the sun gets a little too hot. If you don’t want to place your seating area under an existing shaded area, a nice option is a tension shade sail. This is a free-standing shade solution that can be temporary or permanent. 

Here are a few more ideas to complete your gathering place:

  • Colorful pillows for your furniture.
  • A firepit for your family to roast hot dogs and smores during the summer.
  • A sofa swing. These look so comfortable!

Elegant Backyard

A slide-wire canopy system can make a space really elegant. Our custom experts can create a system to be installed on an already existing structure or we can design and manufacture an aluminum frame structure for you. These canopies are long panels that are arranged in overhead swales that will give you a nice shady spot or can be retracted when you want a little more light. With the swales overhead, a couple of things that you can add to the structure that will take the elegant factor over the top are some soft fabric draped down on the corners and tied back like curtains and then some twinkle lights woven around the swales. Since both our acrylic and mesh fabrics that are used to make the canopies come in a variety of colors, you can either match your curtain fabric to the canopy or find a complementary color.

Another touch that you can add yourself is a water feature. The graceful sound of water will give your space a relaxing vibe. Some water features can be elaborate and built into landscaping but they can also be really simple, easily purchased and installed on your own. 

A Quaint Little Spot

Not all homes come with a large outdoor space, however, you can still make a beautiful spot to spend time with family or get some peace and quiet for yourself.

A retractable awning is a simple way to extend shade over any size area. They can even be mounted on a roof if you are creating your quaint little spot on an upper-level deck. A SugarHouse custom expert will help you create an awning that fits your style and either adds a pop of color to your home or looks like it was part of the original build.

Let’s finish off your quaint little spot with some of these suggestions:

  • A hammock for a reading nook.
  • A breakfast patio spot. If it’s in a place that can only fit a table and a chair, this would be an ideal place for mom to have a few minutes to herself in the morning – after you’ve made her breakfast!
  • Add an outdoor rug and some floor pillows to cozy it up and add extra seating.
  • Potted plants can bring in color. If you don’t have room to bring in big pots or flower boxes, try a vertical garden planter.
  • A small outdoor kitchen or bar with an eating space.

We are ready to get to work on your outdoor space when you are. Give us a call now at 801-563-9600 to talk about how we can make Mother’s Day 2020 special. You can be assured that we are handling business safely as we are currently doing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. You can read our official statement here

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.