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Advancements in Awnings

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Retractable AwningWhether you’re enjoying a hot tub in the snow or watching the rain, installing an awning for your windows and doors gives you the opportunity to enjoy activities outdoors, regardless of the weather. With this summer guide to awnings, you won’t be left in the dark about features to look for and factors to consider.
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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 »

What Are the Benefits of Bamboo Shades?

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 | Filed under: awnings, Bamboo Shades, window treatments
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P1050261(1)If you think bamboo window shades are only for tropical island beachside bungalows, think again. Today’s upscale window covering designs feature the top trend of bamboo shades that look far more stylish than anything you’d see on vacation or at a tiki bar. Bamboo shades add a warm, rich natural texture to any room in your house, with different shades of bamboo shades chosen to complement the décor and design of each of your rooms. Whenever you bring in a fine natural material to your home’s décor, especially window shades that filter in light, you create a natural feel that enhances the life in your home. Read more »

Awnings Are a Perfect Addition to Any Home

Posted: Monday, August 25th, 2014 | Filed under: awnings, retractable awnings
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terrace awing 1Having your very own outdoor area is a dream-come-true for any homeowner, especially if it is a terrace with a gorgeous view. This additional space can serve multiple purposes, from an exterior dining area to a lounge area where you can entertain guests under a moonlit sky. Sounds charming, no? But during the day when it is warm and the sun is shining brightly, it can feel just a little too hot for comfort. For this reason many homeowners choose to add retractable awnings overlooking the exterior area so they can provide shelter for themselves and any visitors to the home. Read more »