Archive | January, 2012

Deck Awnings

25 Jan

I’ve got spring on my mind…I don’t know why;) And I have a deck/yard/exterior renovation to tackle now that the interior gut job is complete (pictures to follow I promise, I’ve been preoccupied with raising a new little human;)

If your deck is lucky enough to be anything like our new one it is south facing and very exposed to the elements…great for light and view but not so nice for blowing rain/winter bbq’ing/overheating the house in the summer. We really want some cover but not all the time. When we bought the house there was a very large corrugated vinyl fixed awning which made the house really dark and looked like…well you get the picture. What is the solution? I’m loving these custom made awnings that just roll out when you need them. Sure some of them happen to look like they should be attached to the ol’ fifth wheel but if you get one done up in custom colors to match your trim they really can look very reminiscent of a Parisian bistro in the summer months don’t you think? I’m going to put up some globe lights in the backyard to finish off the look;)

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