We’ve had a glimpse of the summer weather ahead, be it only one or two days at a time! Now it’s time to start thinking about how to make your outdoor space the most popular amongst the neighbours and guests this summer. Exterior design additions like retractable patio awnings can maximise your garden and patio areas during the unpredictable summer months.

Bringing the Mediterranean life home

One of the biggest garden trends for 2018 is to embrace Al Fresco living like our much-envied, better sun-tanned European counterparts who have heat and gorgeous food all year round. We are sure many of you are due to holiday to the Mediterranean and beyond over these coming months. No doubt you will get accustomed to the glorious days spent outdoors from dawn until dusk. Let’s face it, the holiday blues are likely to hit hard!

Ever thought of a proactive way to beat the holiday blues? We have the answer. Retractable patio awnings. Versatile products like these are great for helping you to make the most of that sun which we are all eagerly anticipating. You have the comfort of controlling your exposure to the sun when the awning is expanded. The beauty of retractable patio awnings is that if you want more of the sun, you can adjust the product to reveal more. In British weather, it is also helpful to have some protection against rogue raindrops should they appear. In which case, you can stay outside and admire the weather but dodge the drops under your canopy!

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Adaptable Outdoor Space with Retractable Patio Awnings

One of the best things about retractable patio awnings is that they are there when you need them. When you don’t, the awnings can be fully retracted, so they do not obstruct the sun. Having a barbecue? Retract the awning. Sun in your eyes? Extend the awning. Topping up the tan? Retract it.

Retractable patio awnings really are so versatile. They are a great addition in any size of space, not only café’s and bars where we usually see them! People have seen the benefits of patio awnings in such places and are increasingly specifying them for their homes. The popularity of patio awnings is set to grow significantly by over the next four years. Why not be the trendsetter?

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Al Fresco Dining for Clients

We know that the addition of retractable patio awnings in the leisure and hospitality industry can boost revenues. Not only due to the expanded space which the awnings and canopies can open up; customers can rest assured that if the weather takes a turn, they can still enjoy the outdoor dining experience.  We are, however, optimistic about the summer weather! Retractable patio awnings should only need to be used to shade from the sun! We can’t promise that, though.

The drink we turn to in the summer months, Pimm’s, have published their Summer Forecast! It reveals that May is the new August, and in fact the sunniest month of the year. There’s no time to waste in getting ready for summer to kick off!

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Year-Round Benefits

Make your outdoor area a place to get people together all year round. Lighting and heaters can be integrated into the installation to keep your guests happy. Our retractable patio awnings helped a client in Bolton make great return; paying for itself in just 6 months. Click here to read the case study.

Make your restaurant or bar a venue which customers are happy to visit all year round with James Robertshaw’s extensive awnings collection and additional outdoor ranges. To find out more, feel free to explore our website, or get in touch with us directly.