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How to Make the Most of Your Awning this Summer

Retractable awnings really come into their own during the summer months. Creating an area of shade and shelter, an awning will help you make the most of longer days, more sunshine and rising temperatures. Here are just a few ways that you can make the most of your awning this summer…

Enjoy Alfresco Dining

Make the most of the warm and sunny days and gather friends and family for fabulous alfresco feasts in the garden. Set out your table under your awning to provide shade for your guests during the day and to ensure your banquet isn’t cut short by any unexpected drizzle in the evening.

Extend Your Living Space

With large bi fold and patio doors becoming so popular, the opportunity to extend your living space outdoors is ever more possible. Extending an awning from above your open doors and out over your patio, decking or garden will help to create flow between your indoor and outdoor space and provide a area with purpose and style. Furnish your new, sheltered outdoor space with comfortable outdoor sofas and a cute coffee table so you can relax and enjoy the summer in comfort.

Protect Your Furnishings From Sun Damage

If your house gets lots of sunshine during the day, your indoor furniture may be at risk of sun damage. So, use an automatic sun sensor to ensure your awning opens out when the sun gets too hot, shading your living areas throughout the day and prolonging the lifetime of your furnishings.

Modern Style Electric Awning Fitted in Winchester Garden

Create a Shaded Play Area

Protect the little ones from the sun’s harmful rays by encouraging them to play in the shade of a retractable awning. Opt for a large projection awning to make sure you have the largest area of shade possible and give them lots of things within easy reach to keep them entertained.

Decorate With Summer Blooms

Create a little oasis of calm and serenity by decorating the area under your awning with lots of pretty summer plants. Potted plants will look stunning on your patio or decking and you can move them around in and out of the shade depending on how much sunshine they require.

Green Weinor Awnaing Fitted in Southsea, Hampshire by Awningsouth

Let There Be Light

Create a magical outdoor space by placing some pretty fairy lights and lanterns around your awning area so that, come sunset, you can continue to enjoy a mild summer’s evening in a lovely warm glow. Alternatively, have us fit an Awning Light Bar to your awning to provide you with instant and reliable light all year round.

Beat The Chill

As the sun goes down and the temperature drops, make sure you can continue to use your awning well into the night with a good quality outdoor heater. Super efficient and easy to install, our outdoor awning heaters provide instant heat for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the summer.

Weinor - Cassita with Lights - Alresford Awning Range

Want to make the most of your outdoor living space this summer? Contact us for more advice on our Retractable Awnings and Awning Accessories. 

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