Awnings

Stylish Awning Design Ideas

Posted on December 31, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Awnings are sometimes overlooked when it comes to design. While they may be overhead and as such, over our field of view. They do still draw attention, especially if they are fashionably stylish.

Complimentary Colour

Prime tones, red, blue and yellow. These are examples of strong colours that work well on their own, they also compliment many other subtler tones that you would find on features around the awning itself, such as the tone of the wall or decking.

Chic and Sophisticated

A big trend in home design and decoration, the shabby chic and sophisticated design style is hugely popular. It can also work well on an awning. Combine chic colours like chocolate and cream, on stripes or wallpaper patters for an awning design that is truly unique.

Ask an Upholsterer

Why not ask the advice of a professional? They can give ideas that will be fine tuned towards what you are looking for in an awning design.

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Commercial Awnings

Posted on December 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm

For centuries, awnings have provided a form of natural climate control, before the advent of things like tinted glass and air conditioning. Awnings block high sun rays while still admitting daylight, and have always been efficient and cost effective. Even with air conditioning in widespread use, awnings help by shading windows and doors, reducing the “blast furnace” effect that comes from opening a door to the outside during the height of summer. Awnings also allow things like window shopping when it’s raining, and they protect storefront window displays from fading due to excessive sunlight. These awnings are integral architectural features for many local businesses.

The Physical Function of Business Awnings

If you own a restaurant or café with an outdoor seating area, an awning serves to maximize use of this area. It blocks harsh summer sun that drives diners indoors, and the light rain shower that once would have sent everyone back inside can be waited out comfortably with a high quality awning. If your business faces south, your awning not only welcomes visitors in shaded comfort, it provides a place to shake off umbrellas on rainy days, and mitigates the harsh effect of strong sunlight beating in for hours a day during the summer.
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