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Winter months can be challenging for many businesses. As the temperature drops, seasonal changes and weather inclement can negatively affect your sales, increase your utility costs, and become a hassle when it comes to maintaining your establishment. We usually think of installing commercial awnings when warm weather sets in, but what business owners oftentimes overlook is that outdoor shelters can also be a great option during the wintertime. From freezing rain to...


Just like any other room around your home, your patio is an integral part of your living space that should not be an afterthought. With a little tender loving care, it can quickly be transformed into a beautiful and inviting lounging area that reflects your personal style. With so many decor ideas and furnishing options available, many homeowners are enhancing their outdoor living space with furniture, trendy fabrics and upholstery, decorative accessories, dreamy...


So you’ve decided to make home improvements and enhance the look and functionality of your outdoor living space? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Now that summer has officially arrived, you’re probably excited to host family get-togethers and entertain guests in your patio or backyard. But with so many outdoor options available for homeowners - from gazebos, to freestanding pergolas, solariums, awnings and more - how do you decide which one is better suited for your...


With springtime just around the corner, it may be high time to consider remodeling or revamping your business’ outdoor patio or space to prep for the busiest months of the year. Whether you’re looking to expand your outdoor seating capacity, build a custom entryway to attract new customers, or get complete weather protection, Terrace Awnings are a must-have for all your business needs. Versatile and highly functional, they will transform any outdoor area into...


We all know the food and beverage industry is highly competitive. New restaurants, cafés and eateries keep surfacing, especially during the summertime, which is why gaining a competitive edge is critical to running a successful and thriving business. So how can restaurant owners stand out from the competition and grow their revenue? The answer may be as simple as enhancing the look of their establishment and maximizing their seating space with the help of commercial...


With the arrival of spring and everybody keeps up with the cleaning inside and outside the house. For those who own retractable or window awnings it is time to discover the state of the textile and its condition after the winter period especially if the recommendations of the manufacturer were not followed properly. Old fabrics are the most at risk for the proliferation of bacteria and mold; Care must be taken to carefully examine each corner of the canvas to avoid the...


Winter is almost over; Here some ideas to give a total new look to your backyard patio or terrace: Spring makes us think about summer dinner al fresco on our patios and terraces, unfortunately, once we look outside all that we can see are dry plants, wasted wood floors and what’s left of ice and snow. Suddenly, we start thinking about the amount of work we have to go through trying to refresh that cozy space where we usually enjoy spending time with friends and family. Clean the...


Spring is here, you want to enjoy your patio, your backyard or garden.It’s time to shop for some garden furniture. You know you need them, but you do not know where to start.There are so many options on the market as much in terms of materials, colors and features.We must compare the features and check the level of comfort, quality, service and product warranties.Comfort is one of the first things you want to check because we spend hours on our terrace in the summer and it is...


Although we usually think of awnings as something we put out for nice summer weather, our Ombrasole products are tough enough to get through even the toughest winters. If you want to keep yours out on your restaurant or home, then there are some winter tips for your awning that you should be aware of. Make sure you take the following to heart to ensure that yours is healthy and ready to go come spring time.Step 1: decide whether you want it in or outThis is a big decision. Some...


Looking out the window at the dreary, wintry weather, it is hard to imagine spring will ever arrive. However as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and February begins to wind down, it is the perfect time to start considering the fantastic upgrades you can make to your outdoor space.Here are some of the spring/summer trends you should be watching for 2015:Colour Trends of 2015For 2015 you will see a number of colour trends that are ideal for outdoor living. One of the...


February 5, 2015

As a business owner you have to use all the tools at your disposal to draw attention to your establishment and grow your business. There are a number of options to take advantage of your location to not only advertise, but also to add much needed space for restaurant owners.Window AwningsWindow awnings can work for any business to enhance your image and highlight your name, website and phone number. They offer an upscale look in a number of colors designed to complement...


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...


November 26, 2014

You know your Canadian summer only allows for a short window to get out there and enjoy your backyard. More and more Canadians are looking for options that allow them to get more use out of their outdoor space. With a little planning you can find a four seasons retractable gazebo that will allow you to enjoy your backyard all year round.Below is a list of what to look for in a four seasons gazebo:Retractable GazeboThe OmbraSole retractable gazebo is new to the Canadian...


Winter tends to send us all back inside where we feel warm and protected. We say goodbye to the lovely gardens we have worked so hard to nurture and return to cooking heavier meals in the oven. However with a four-seasons fixed retractable or stationary awning it is possible to continue to enjoy your patio and even BBQ throughout the fall and winter months. Here are some warm and cozy ideas to help you enjoy your patio and deck all year round.Built-in Seating: Built-in...


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...


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