Awning Ideas / February 20, 2019 / Sabrina Carey
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.
To that end local businesses and larger chains are seeking out commercial signage designers and manufacturers who can bring their brands to life whether through a traditional sign posted near their doorway or in the form of an awning atop their building s facade. Signs and awnings are more than a message they re a symbol. Unlike a message which delivers specific information symbols are a way of projecting and marketing the emotional connection consumers have with particular products. Think about the Nike Swoosh. What comes to mind? Sleek? Cool? Perhaps even the motion of a running foot? The Swoosh doesn t just inform the consumer that it s Nike it s sending a symbolic message of what Nike stands for. The same goes for the Audi rings which like the Olympics suggest strength in unity.
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.