Awning Ideas / February 23, 2019 / Shari Nelson
Imagine you re an upscale classy Jazz/live entertainment restaurant where music is as important as food. In that case an awning that includes the graphic of a jazz ensemble or horned instruments and large musical notes might be the way to go. If going for a more subtle approach a shade structure patterned in the shape of red bricks might match an actual brick (or stone) exterior. Remember that little changes such as these can go a long way toward an entire revamp of your restaurant and its ambiance. Of course if awnings and other shade structures improve the messaging of a restaurant and are a patron s first impressions canopies very often round out a restaurant-goers final thoughts. While less focuses on literal messaging than on style and atmosphere canopies extend a restaurant s outdoor footprint adding a sense of elegance as indoor amenities are brought outside.
At the same time you also need to concentrate on the style pattern and color of the awning fabric to ensure that the features complement the exterior style and decor of your home. Based on your choice you can buy the awnings in a variety of colors. But you must remember that each color has its own meaning and significance. Also you need to choose an awning color that perfectly complements the color of your home exterior. Red: You have option to choose from several shades of red awnings. Also most shades can match the yellow white and tan exterior paints. You can further enhance the appeal of your home exterior by combining the right shade of blue paint and red awnings. However if the exterior paint has green pigments you have to exercise care while choosing the red awnings.
If you do go for a retractable awning which is generally a good idea in climates which tend to vary between extremes there are further choices. Manual retractable awnings are those which you roll or fold up yourself. Motorized versions have a small electric motor that will do the job with a touch of a button. While motorized awnings seem to offer less work it doesn t always work out that way. Installation is more difficult due to wiring concerns so if you re doing the work yourself it will increase the time it takes you to install the awning. Also with more moving parts the odds of having to perform maintenance and repairs is much greater. Still if you take good care of your awning with preventive maintenance a motorized awning can be a great investment.