How to Incorporate Awning Designs Into Your Landscape Design

Retractable awnings can create a lovely oasis for you over a porch, patio, deck, or other places in your landscape design. They are extremely versatile, have many options available, and can encourage you and your family to spend much more time outside enjoying nature for a comfortable and relaxing feel. Read on to find out how to incorporate an awning into your landscape design.

Retractable awnings are a delight, no matter where you place them on your property. You choose the color and style you like, and you can choose from a manual or a motorized operation that opens and closes your awning with the simple touch of a button. Motorized operation is very convenient for you.

Retractable awnings are the best of the best for shading areas in your landscape, giving you other sun protection. You can open them if you need shade, and the temperature is about 20 degrees cooler underneath them, and then close them when you don’t need them. It allows the fabric top to roll up onto a protective cassette when not in use so the sun’s UV rays, rain other elements don’t contact it. It makes your retractable awning last much longer than a stationary awing that doesn’t roll up. Choose your style and design from a large number of options to match your needs.

Outdoor Awning Over a Patio, Deck or Porch

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The most common area to place an outdoor awning is over an existing patio, deck, or porch for UV blocking areas. These are the areas where you usually hang out outside to get respite from the hot weather and to just chill out and enjoy a nice day with family and friends. 

When you choose a custom retractable awning, you have the latitude to decide on a wide range of options. You can choose the color and pattern of the fabric top for the material options along with the color of the framework and match both of these to your liking or to the exterior of your home to match the color or architectural style for a cohesive appearance. You also benefit from energy efficiency by shading your windows and doors underneath the awning when it’s open to block heat and sunlight from entering your home. This is the most popular use for shade solutions,  but you can benefit from so many other uses in your landscape as well.

Awnings for a Garden Area

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Do you have a beautiful flower garden on your lawn? Would you love an area to sit and relax and just enjoy the picture of nature, flowers, plants and the birds and bees? Putting a garden bench of any type nearby and covering the area with a retractable awning on a frame is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoor area that you created. 

You can utilize any type of bench, whether it is a rustic wooden bench or a cute metal bench for a seating area for your outdoor living. Just make sure it’s treated or painted with a finish that will withstand the weather. A retractable awning can fit on a frame that is basically just two vertical posts made of wood or any other material you choose, with a wooden or metal crossbar on the top. Your retractable awning mounts onto the crossbar, and you can operate it to open and close when you like. On a warm and balmy day, you can open your awning and sit outside enjoying a glass of cold lemonade and read a book, or just sit back and relax in the cooling shade to enjoy the fruits of your labor in the garden.

Awnings for a Swimming Pool Area

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In the dog days of summer, it can get quite warm and a dip in the pool feels really nice to cool down. When the sun reflects off the water in the pool, it magnifies the heat, which can cause sunburns on sensitive skin, though. Placing an outdoor awning to cover a portion of your pool and a seating area on the poolside can prevent this, so you and your guests can either bask in the sun to get a tan or seek some shade if you wish. It’s the best of both worlds in the warm summer. 

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas For Awnings

In the dog days of summer, it can get quite warm and a dip in the pool feels really nice to cool down. When the sun reflects off the water in the pool, it magnifies the heat, which can cause sunburns on sensitive skin, though. Placing an outdoor awning to cover a portion of your pool and a seating area on the poolside can prevent this, so you and your guests can either bask in the sun to get a tan or seek some shade if you wish. It’s the best of both worlds in the warm summer. 

A metal stationary awning works great to put a BBQ pit underneath for weather resistance because it won’t harm the top as using a fabric top will. You can also add an outdoor dining room table, a TV made for outdoors, outdoor gaming tables, and sound systems made especially for outside. There are also LED lights for outside use, as well as fans for use in the summer months.

When it gets chilly in the fall, you can still use your outdoor area with the addition of an outdoor fireplace or fire pit for gathering around and making s’mores or hot dogs, and standing patio heaters to keep you warm as well. Your outdoor metal awning will shield you from rain, and snow, while all your amenities make your outdoor areas an extension of the inside of your home.

Awnings designs are versatile to suit all of your needs. No matter where you place an awning or what type it is, it gives you more outdoor living area to enjoy with family and friends for a comfortable atmosphere all year round. Cool down in the summer and warm up in the winter to enjoy your outdoor spaces all year round.

When choosing the perfect awning, there are many aspects to consider, which will require careful thought. Communication with the awning contractor or manufacturer is vital in ensuring that the desired outcome is achieved. If you’d like some help getting started on your project, be sure to check out awning designs from Integrated Upright Systems. We offer custom solutions tailored specifically for you! Once done correctly, these beautiful structures are sure to wow family and friends alike and bring joy for years to come. 

Bob Doolin

Bob Doolin

A leader in smart home technology, specializing in motorized window treatments, lighting controls, and automation solutions. Over 20 years of industry expertise.

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