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The eco-chic homeowner recognizes the importance of environmentally friendly options in their own backyard. Here are some tips to help you create an eco-friendly outdoor space:Repurpose and RecycleLook for products made of recycled materials such as garden furniture, accessories, an awning, gazebo or pergola. Many of today’s outdoor fabrics contain recycled materials perfect to add finishing touches to your garden. The garden is the perfect place...


Tags: auvent | auvent rétractable January 28, 2015

There are many varying reasons a homeowner might decide to install awnings on their home. One of which can be to provide your backyard with a shady spot from the sun or in some cases to reduce the amount of heat and glare from south facing windows. Retractable awnings are usually chosen when a homeowner’s reason is to have the choice of sitting in the sun or the shade. Other reasons can include an escape and protection from the rain so you are able to enjoy your backyard even when...


Tags: acrylic | awning | garden | garden furniture | gazebo | pergola | retractable awning December 17, 2014

If you have been living with the same unfinished backyard year after year the New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to creating a brand new garden. Make a New Year’s resolution to create a stunning garden oasis for 2015 following these easy steps to spruce up your backyard:1. Do some researchUse the internet to find inspiration for ideas to create your dream garden. Look for great backyard ideas that will work well with the style of your home and size of your...


If you have been seeking the perfect solution to help control the weather in your backyard, a fixed retractable awning might be the answer. Fixed Retractable Awnings require minimal work for installation and offer the best of both worlds: perfect flexibility and convenience.The Benefits of Fixed Retractable AwningsHere are a few of the benefits of the fixed retractable awning:A fixed retractable awning is extremely low maintenance. Unlike a canvas gazebo there...


Window awnings are a great way to dress up your home’s windows for a more dramatic, colorful or charming look. Not only do they give your home a more attractive appearance but they also provide protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays.Easily Retractable & ProtectiveWindow awnings can either be fixed for year round usage (traditional) or retractable. Both have the capabilities of protecting your curtains, furniture, flooring and carpets inside the house against...


As much as we look forward to the warm sun of summer, we still have to remember how harmful the sun’s UV rays are even with short intervals of exposure. If your backyard has exposure to the sun you should consider adding protection so family can enjoy being outside without the worry of sunburn.Here are some of the benefits of awnings, pergolas and gazebos:Relief from the Heat: Although it is nice to feel the sun on your face, on those extremely hot and humid days most of us...


Ever look at the top of your awning and see quite a bit of dirt? No need to fret. Sunbrella & Dickson Shade fabrics, made with acrylic cloth, are primarily used at OmbraSole. OmbraSole awnings and other shade structures and furniture are made with acrylic, as it is one of the best fabrics to use for easy care and cleaning. You can now keep your awnings looking great with little effort. From light cleaning to removing tough stains, there’s an easy and quick solution that can be...


Tags: auvent | auvent rétractable September 24, 2014

Summer 2014 proved to be the year of the awning with homeowners embracing their outdoor spaces and learning how to get the most out of their backyards. Awning design trends encompassed a number of key elements of style as well as a nod towards eco-friendly choices using recyclable materials. Here is a look at backyard awning design trends for 2014:Colour CoordinatedThe savy homeowner took their cues from their homes and gardens to coordinate their fixed retractable...


Whether you are looking for a way to transform the look of your home, improve your home’s energy efficiency or provide much needed shade in your outdoor space awnings can prove to be the perfect accent that is not only practical but attractive. Here are some wonderful ways to use awnings for your home:Curb AppealWindow awnings can add a distinctly different and welcoming look to your home. They come in a number of designs and colors making it easy to find the perfect...


Your backyard is an extension of your living space ideal for dining, relaxing, entertaining, cooking and most importantly spending time with family. In order to create the perfect backyard environment you have to consider the function, the light and the overall layout and use each area wisely.Pool AreaThe enjoyment of your space is often dependent on the way the sun falls. For example, if you have a pool, sunlight is a welcome element as it provides a natural way to heat the...


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