Shade Structure Ideas for Small Spaces

Shade structures are the perfect addition to homes in Albuquerque, where the sun can be quite oppressive in hot weather. However, properties that lack ample backyard space can prove challenging when it comes to building sun structures. Fortunately, there are lots of good options for homeowners who have less space in their backyards. Here are a few options to consider.


Gazebos are fully enclosed freestanding structures. They often include a fully enclosed roof to ensure ample protection from the sun. In some cases, gazebos may be surrounded by netting to keep insects at bay. While some gazebos can be quite substantial, designs can also be streamlined to ensure the structure fits well in tight spaces.

Shade Canopies

Shade canopies are freestanding structures that feature four wood beams and some sort of covering to block out the sun. This covering can be made from all sorts of materials, such as fabric or vinyl. The simplicity of shade canopies makes them ideal for smaller spaces, as they can fit in just about anywhere.


Like shade canopies, pergolas also consist of four wood beams. However, these structures lack a covering and instead utilize a wood roof with spaces between each section to allow a minimal amount of light to shine through. And unlike traditional shade canopies, pergolas are typically attached to the home. 

For homeowners in Albuquerque, El Pueblo Woodworking offers the experience and skill necessary to design and construct attractive shade structures. No matter the size or layout of the installation area, we can create something visually stunning and functional to ensure your satisfaction. Please call (505) 221-5321 to schedule a consultation. You can also contact us to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

314 D El Pueblo Rd. NW
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: (505) 221-5321