Spending leisurely time outdoors in your own home is one of the best ways to relax or entertain your company. Weather conditions can often be in flux however, even from one hour to the next within the same day. Adding awnings around your home can make your time there more enjoyable, protecting you from direct penetrating sunlight and controlling the external conditions. Here are some ways to help you imagine how your awnings can enhance your outdoor spaces.
Use Around Windowed Areas
Who doesn’t love gorgeous big open windows in their house, letting in irreplaceable natural light? While these are a magnificent addition, they also can let in a lot of heat, especially in the summer, and run your air conditioner amok. However, with a well-placed awning attached strategically outside of these large windows, you can enjoy the benefits of natural lighting, without wreaking havoc on your energy bill. 20% of your air conditioner’s work derives from eliminating heat coming from direct sun rays. You can really lighten its load with some beautiful awnings.
Make an Outdoor Dining Area
There’s nothing like enjoying some fresh air while having a lovely meal with friends and family. Eating outdoors can tickle your fancies in just the right ways. From birthday parties to BBQs, to every-day family time, you’re sure to make use of this space quite frequently. Especially in the day, you will appreciate getting out of the direct sun.
An awning over your front porch creates a truly inviting sight when people first view the front entrance to your home. If the space is large enough you can even put some chairs there for long relaxing talks, or better yet, some rocking chairs! It’s especially peaceful when it rains, to hear the pitter-patter on your protective awning, without getting wet.
Do you ever want to have a lie-down or read a book outside, but in the comfort of your own home? Ditch the park and instead lie on a sweet outdoor lounger. Also, while outdoor furniture is quite durable and intended to withstand various weather conditions, having the protection of an awning above it will further protect it and make it last much longer.
Enclose the Space
With either a canopy rollup or specially designed curtains, you can make a pseudo wall around your awning. For any of the above-mentioned uses of the space under the awning, a way to make it enclosed will change the feel of it. While putting dividers between the pseudo room and the outside world, you will feel more protected from the elements and homier.
In addition to helping create outdoor spaces in your home that you dream of, awnings can protect from rain and snow, especially when placed over a door. They also add a cozy aesthetic to the house and increase its property value. Among offering garden sheds in Penrith, Col Western sheds offers awnings that include the posts, the sheets, gutters and a galvanised frame made of steel. You can choose to have a standard colour awning set, or a specially coloured set.