Awnings and blinds

Home Beautiful - - OUTDOORS -

If your en­ter­tain­ing space sits within an ar­chi­tec­tural frame­work, be­gin by in­stalling over­head shad­ing that blocks the sun from en­ter­ing the zone. For struc­tures that sit along­side a home, re­tractable awnings are a good choice as they shel­ter win­dows and door­ways, re­duc­ing heat trans­fer to the home. This not only keeps the out­door room cooler, it also helps re­duce in­door tem­per­a­tures and pro­tects fur­nish­ings from sun dam­age. Over­head awning op­tions are vast, how­ever, specifics such as space and bud­get will guide you in the right di­rec­tion. Drop-down blinds, which fall from the roofline to shield open­ings, are a sleek, space-savvy so­lu­tion for sun and breeze con­trol. But keep in mind how dif­fer­ent coloured ma­te­ri­als per­form. “Darker tones are best for re­duc­ing glare, whereas lighter colours are more ef­fec­tive for heat con­trol,” says Jenny Brown, na­tional mar­ket­ing man­ager of Lux­aflex Win­dow Fash­ions.

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