Awning Ideas / February 24, 2019 / Katelyn Mooney
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.
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.
Originality is the basic requirement for branding success. Tailored designs with well-suited texture and color make the right impact. You need to work with your contractor to come up with a design that is unique and capable of creating your own unique identity. You have to be clear about your objective as it will define the contours of your campaign. A house is not really a home if it doesn t provide comfortable living to it s inhabitants which is why residential awnings are an important addition to any outdoor living area. A well placed awning that brings form and function to your landscaping can also open up your home by creating a moderate transition between the enclosed spaces indoors and the natural surroundings outside.