Winter is here, the days are shorter, the sun is low in the sky and temperatures are falling. But that doesn’t mean you have to close down your terrace for months on end. People still enjoy a cup of coffee outside during the winter. But of course they have to be comfortable.
While many terraces will be closed down, clever businesses manage to bring in substantial profits during this period by setting up a carefully thought out winter terrace where passers-by and shoppers can enjoy a nice sit down. Attractive, weather-proof furniture, parasols that keep the heat in and protect against rain, wind and snow, cheerful cushions, warm blankets and of course heaters and perhaps an open fire. Invest in a few carefully chosen items and your terrace can bring in revenue right through the year.
Curious how you can transform your terrace into the most profitable part of your business? Read the practical tips in our article about winter terraces.
But maybe you are putting the parasols into storage? Take care when putting them away, so that they look fresh when you bring them out again in the spring. Avoid mould: don’t put damp and dirty parasols in their covers. Brush the fabric off and clean with water and a little soft soap. Then dry the fabric thoroughly before putting the cover on. If you haven’t got the time or the energy for this, call in Symo for a Winter Service. No storage headaches for you, and when spring comes your terrace will look sparkling new.
Having a quiet winter? Then it’s the perfect time to think how your terrace could perform better for you in future. Choose the ideal parasol for you with the Symo Parasol Finder.