A cabana installation can be a temporary, seasonal, or permanent free standing shade structure with adjustable curtains, shades, drapes or walls on one or more sides.

These are often adjacent to swimming pools, in private gardens or on a terrace and offer outdoor privacy. The word ‘cabana’ comes from the Spanish ‘cabaña,’ which literally means ‘cabin.’

A cabana can be fabricated from a variety of materials and in sizes. Cabana frames can be made of: aluminum or steel with a polyester powder coat paint or other durable finish; treated wood; or composite construction grade plastics. Roofs or top covers, side walls, and curtains can made of exterior grade fabrics, thatched materials, prefabricated panels of lumber, and/or translucent glass-lucite type plastic.

More elaborate cabanas can include utilities such as power, communications and entertainment connections, potable water, and/or natural gas. Accessories can include lighting, ceiling fans, outdoor space heaters, entertainment equipment, cold-hot food appliances, and partitions for dressing rooms and minor storage. Furnishings can range from simple patio furniture to more designed outdoor furnishings.