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Archive for June, 2015

How to Update The Exterior Look of The Home

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Window AwningNow that spring is here, homeowners are turning their attention to the exterior of their homes.  With the harsh winter over, everyone is ready to head outside and enjoy parties, dinners with family and friends, and spend some time relaxing in their yard.  Spending all of that time outside is sure to lead any homeowner to notice things that they may want to improve about the outdoor spaces adjacent to their homes.  While major home construction and landscape projects require much planning, the option of incorporating awnings into your New York City home design has many practical and decorative benefits. Read more »

Popularity of Awnings in 2015

Posted: Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: awnings, modern window treatments, Types of window treatments, window treatments
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Exterior AwningsWhen you think about the neighborhoods and downtown areas of Manhattan in the 19th and 20th centuries, brightly colored awnings generally come to mind.  Although they had great visual appeal and lent character to streetscapes, they also served a functional role, protecting passersby and products from the sun while still allowing light to pass through.  Even on a rainy day, downtown areas could bustle as shoppers paused to check out their favorite window displays.  Over time awnings on commercial buildings evolved to become more embellished pieces with logos and names designed to grab attention.  The stripes that are common today in exterior home awnings also were popular back then. Read more »