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Enjoy the Outdoors with an Awning or Canopy

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An awning or canopy can be a fantastic addition to your home or business property. Not only do they provide shade in the summer months and protection from wet or windy weather in cooler months, but they also give your exterior space more of an identity and purpose. They can instantly create an area in which to relax, eat or entertain guests and, available in a huge range of styles and designs, they are sure to significantly improve the aesthetic appeal of your property.

So, if you are thinking of enhancing your outdoor area with an awning or canopy read our simple guide to exterior shading solutions and learn how you can make the most of your outdoor space…



Suitable for a host of environments

When it comes to canopies and awnings, the options are, quite simply, endless. Whether you want a small awning for your back garden, a coloured canopy for your shop front or exterior shading for your bar or restaurant, there is sure to be a perfect solution available.

Awnings and canopies are often used in commercial environments to make the most of the outdoor space. They are ideal outside of bars and restaurants, for example, as they provide an area in which to eat or drink outside whatever the weather.

Similarly, a canopy outside of your home can create a stunning patio or terrace area under which friends and family can enjoy a BBQ, al fresco dinner or evening drinks – whether it’s the height of summer or the chilly depths of winter.


Huge range of styles, designs and fabrics

Incredible functionality aside, canopies and awnings will immediately enhance the visual appeal of your property. Whether you opt for something bright and eye-catching, simple and neutral or a complementing shade to match your outdoor furniture, there are hundreds of fabrics available to choose from.

Businesses often choose colours which coordinate with their company colours and can even choose to incorporate company names and logos which is a great way to enhance their branding. They can also create striking hotel and shop entrances – the Harrods’ ones, for example, are synonymous with luxury and style – and are an ideal way to protect guests and visitors from the elements.

Similarly, an awning or canopy at home will instantly turn even the most modest of gardens into a glamorous, multi-functional living area. It will help you make the most of the outdoors, granting you a further living area which, unlike the rest of the garden, can be enjoyed whatever the weather.



Retractable and remote-controlled

Retractable awnings and canopies are a great exterior shading solution as they allow you to utilise them when necessary, and fold them back when not. This not only gives you the freedom to relax in the sunshine or escape in the shade, but it also means they can be stored away through the wetter, winter months to protect them.

For that extra bit of luxury, remote automation can also be integrated in to your canopy or awning, making operation extremely quick and easy.


For more information on canopies and awnings, and to hear about our huge range of exterior shading solutions, get in touch with the professionals at Simplicity today or pop into our Design Space for inspiration!


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