Using your Awning: Some Ideas

October 3, 2017

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Alright, you’ve got that beautiful awning installed and it’s shading your home. But now what? Aside from the energy savings, the added value to your home, and the UV ray protecting abilities of your awning, what else is it good for? 

​For starters, your awning creates an extension of your home. That means you get added lounge or dining area space. In fact, for businesses, this also means an added area for revenue generating dining seats or clothing racks. Here’s a quick list of things you can do with your awning, whether for home or restaurant/business:

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​·      Dining Area: For homes, this means you can set up a table and chairs for outdoor dinners or lunches. For businesses, this shaded area can create a patio space for added outdoor dining seats.
·      Home Play Area: For kids, this is a great way to go outdoors and stay off the street. Your backyard is part of your home and you can utilize it for a play area for your kids. That means you can set up soft floor coverings or mini playgrounds or even a gaming area that the kids can enjoy.
·      Lounge Area: For home or business, you can create a lounge space where guests or your family can read. Think about setting up some nice chairs or other outdoor furniture and put some potted plants around so you can lounge a lazy Saturday away.
·      Drop Screens & Curtains: These are great compliments to any awning, whether for a business or the home. Using a combination of screens and curtains, you can create an intimate space that is either an extension of your home or business. The area can be used for dining, lounging, or even watching TV if you set one up outside. The curtains keep out the wind and rain and sunlight but you still get the fresh air of the outdoors.

​Really, using your awning is as simple as lounging under it. But, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can do under it with decorating, dining, and more. Now that you know a little more about using your awning, let us know how we can help you with your next project. Feel free to contact us at American Awning & Blind Co. by visiting us at Or call us at 800-654-5933. You can also email us at