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Window Treatments for a Rustic Home

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The inspiration for a rustic home can come from many sources.  Some homeowners have always dreamed of living in a log cabin with its abundance of natural wood.  Others think of homes in the West or a mountain lodge retreat.  What unites homes designed in a rustic style is their celebration of natural materials that are left close to their natural state.  There is a greater appreciation for natural variation – and even weathering – than is seen in most home styles.
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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 »

What Are the Benefits of Patio Awnings?

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 | Filed under: exterior shades, Home Design, Landscape Design
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013One of the greatest things you can do in the design of your outdoor patio or backyard terrace is adding a high-quality patio awning.

Not only does a sizeable patio awning add color, pattern and character to your patio space, it provides a number of additional benefits, including some wonderful (and some surprising) advantages of having a patio awning in your outdoor living space:
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Elements of Landscape Design

Posted: Friday, October 11th, 2013 | Filed under: Home Improvement, Landscape Design, Remodeling, Uncategorized
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Landscape design can be thought of as an art form where the outdoor area is the painter’s canvas which needs to be filled with aesthetic value. One of the distinctions of this type of art is that it is in a constant state of change. The professional who does backyard landscaping in Monmouth County has to consider the area from several perspectives. It should be visually pleasing of course, but it must also have an element of function and be ecologically responsible in design. The goal is to incorporate all of the basic elements so that they collectively create a unified landscape design. There are four basic elements that must be brought together to form a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and matches the exterior design of the home. Read more »

Retractable Awnings Make Your Deck Comfortable During Summer

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2012 | Filed under: exterior shades, Home cooling, modern window treatments, retractable awnings, Shading systems
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Retractable Awnings for Decks

Retractable Awnings for Decks

Many people like to enjoy the summer weather, but can’t stand the sit in the direct sunlight. The sun can give off a significant amount of heat and if you’re trying to lounge on your deck after a long day of work, chances are the heat won’t be comforting. Retractable awnings are a great way to enjoy the weather without being scolded by the sun.

Retractable awnings can be installed in a variety of exterior areas including decks, balconies, patios, cabanas and other outdoor spaces. Depending on your space, you can customize your awning to your liking.

Whether manual or motorized, you can adjust the shades to any angle you desire, depending on if you’re looking for protection from the sun or rain. Motorized retractable awnings can be linked to timers and can automatically retract according to sensors or timers. They can also be manually controlled or with the touch of a button.  Believe it or not, since motorized shades don’t require a fixed frame, they are easier to install than fixed awnings.

Aside from the increased comfort outdoors, retractable awnings can also protect again rain and other weather conditions as well as reduce the amount of heat entering your home, ultimately affecting your air conditioning and energy bills. These shads also cut the amount of glare coming through glass windows.

Retractable awnings can be a beautiful addition to your home as they are customizable. With the wide selection of styles and fabrics to choose from, you can custom design your retractable awnings to match your décor. No matter the size or location of your outdoor space, retractable awnings can be great solutions to avoid summer heat.