Choosing the Right Shade Solution for your Home

12.07.2016

Outdoor living spaces are becoming more and more popular nowadays as a way of extending the interior living spaces of a home as well as increasing the overall value of a property. Outdoor blinds and retractable folding arm awnings are a key element when it comes to bringing the outdoors in, not only in terms of design, but functionality of the space as well. To help homeowners craft their ideal outdoor living spaces, we have taken a closer look at some of the outdoor blind and awning options for you.

 
Retractable Folding Arm Awnings
The traditional café style awnings have been brought into the 21st century with motorized retractable capabilities. This style of outdoor shade structure is ideal for most outdoor entertaining areas including alfresco areas and courtyards because they are completely custom made to fit to space in question. Retractable awnings are incredible functional, they require no additional forms of support such as posts or footings, which means that your outdoor living space is maximized. The retractable folding arm awnings available at Kenlow can be made to cover an area of up to 17 meters wide with an awning that can provide an outward coverage of up to 3.6 meters, providing plenty of protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays during Perth’s harsh summers.

 
Ziptrak Window & Patio Blinds
Ziptrak blinds are one of the most innovative outdoor blind solutions on the market today. The Ziptrak system has become so popular because it does away with the need for the ropes, pulleys and zippers that are associated with traditional outdoor blinds. These fiddly and time consuming elements have been replaced with slotted tracks and inbuilt splines, allow the blinds to be raised or lowered quickly and effortlessly and stopped and held at any height or position. This system locks the blind into the track, making it incredibly secure and taught, even in windy conditions. Ziptrak blinds are available in a range of fabrics and colours to suit your outdoor living area.

 
Patio Shades & Blinds
Kenlow’s own PatioShayd is a custom made shade that is designed to fit under timber and steel pergolas or existing glass or plastic sheet roofs. A simple pull cord extends and retracts the patio shade to any position so that you can control the amount of shade and protection you get according to the layout of your outdoor living area. PatioShayd is fully customisable, with a range of durable materials and contemporary colour schemes available to choose from.

 
Whether it is to shelter us from the harsh summer heat or to protect us from chilling winds, there seems to be an endless amount of options when it comes to outdoor awnings and blinds, so how do we decide what option is right for our home? It all depends on your unique outdoor living area and the amount of shade required at different times throughout the year.

 
With over 40 years of experience in outdoor blinds, Kenlow can help you decide. Contact us today for a free measure and quote.