As the mercury starts to rise and the days get longer, it's time to prepare your outdoor space for backyard BBQs, garden get-togethers and weekends spent chilling by the pool. Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a poolside oasis, you can create the perfect outdoor garden space by adding a folding arm awning to the exterior of your home. These retractable shades are versatile and stylish, providing an elegant touch to any outdoor space. Here are some reasons why Folding Arm Awnings are a must-have:
Extend Your Living Space
Your garden or outdoor space is an important extension of your home. Introducing a dedicated seating or dining area beneath a folding arm awning can seamlessly open up additional entertaining spaces outdoors. Additionally, awnings are space-efficient as they extend out from the side of your home and don't require additional permanent structures, making them easy to install above your poolside seating or dining area.
Shelter from the Elements
One of the key benefits of folding arm awnings is their ability to provide shelter from the elements and extend the use of your outdoor space through different weather conditions. Whether it's the heat and glare of the sun or a sudden downpour, these awnings have you covered, quite literally. They offer a versatile solution to protect your pool area or patio from the weather, while opening up the opportunity to create a cosy entertaining space under retractable cover.
Protect Your Outdoor Furniture
When designing your garden entertaining space, comfortable outdoor furniture that complements your style and provides ample seating for guests is a great way to bring the indoors outside. Added to this, outdoor cushions and rugs can add personality, pattern and comfort. Yet, outdoor furniture is an investment and folding arm awnings are a great way to help protect it from the harsh elements and prolong the lifespan of your furniture. By providing shade and shelter, awnings can offer your furniture protection from damaging UV rays and rainfall, keeping it looking fresh and vibrant for longer.
Enhance Aesthetic Appeal
Looks matter when creating the perfect pool or backyard space. These awnings not only enhance the comfort and functionality of your space but also elevate the aesthetic appeal. Folding arm awnings come in various styles, colours, and designs to complement your home's architecture and your décor preferences. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist vibe or a more traditional aesthetic, we offer awnings in a large range of acrylic fabrics with both plain and modern patterns to choose from. Maybe clean and crisp whites and light greys are your preference; or choose a bold colour burst of blue or yellow – our team are happy to assist in creating your perfect entertaining space.
Maintaining your outdoor space should be a piece of cake, and folding arm awnings make it just that. They are designed to be low-maintenance, requiring minimal care to keep them in optimal condition. A mild detergent and warm water can be used on the frames and minor spots on the fabric can typically be simply wiped off with a mild soap and a damp cloth.
Occasional checks and a light clean are typically all that's needed to ensure your awnings look their best. When they’re not in use these shade awnings can retract back into their rollers and be stored out of the way.
Automating Your Awning
Folding arm awnings are crank operated, however, for added convenience, you can consider automation as an option. With a push of a button or a smartphone app, effortlessly extend or retract the awnings to the desired position. Automation is especially handy when you want to quickly roll out or retract the awning, or create the perfect ambiance and shade for outdoor gatherings.
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Whether you are creating a brand new garden space and looking for the perfect shelter and aesthetics, or are looking to increase the use of an existing space, folding arm awnings offer a versatile solution to design your perfect outdoor area.
Are you ready to extend your living area outdoors and protect your entertaining area from the elements? We can help you select the best solutions to protect and enhance your home for ultimate comfort and convenience.
Get in touch online or give us a call on 1300 077 125 . Our experienced, friendly team will be happy to bring the mobile showroom to you and help you select the perfect solutions to enhance your home.