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Ask The Experts: Which Patio Awnings Are Best For Small Spaces?

We’ve had an absolutely beautiful Australian winter and you may have forgotten a little what our summer is really like. We are looking forward to warm days, clear skies and the smell of growing things in the air. But don’t forget we are also likely to have unrelentingly hot days, even weeks with our Aussie sun burning our skin in five minutes flat!

So, you have a beautiful but small outdoor space in your garden you’d love to be able to utilise all through the summer. But you need some protection from the elements to enjoy it. Or maybe you need vertical awnings for an existing patio space for privacy and sun protection.

You’re asking yourself the question: “Which patio awnings are the best for small spaces?”

We have an answer for you. Actually we have a few answers for you. Here you will be pointed in the right direction to easily find which patio awnings are the ones you need for your beautiful outdoor space.
a patio with a black and white striped awning

Horizontal Awnings for Small Spaces

Canopy Awnings

If you are looking for a fixed awning option a canopy awning might be the best choice for you. You need to be sure that you choose the right material according to the accessibility of your awning.

Be sure to choose a material that will be easily maintained. Hard to reach places rarely see a cleaning.

Canopy Awnings come in a number of shapes and styles and can be used over windows, doors and even walkways.

Retractable Awnings

These awnings are perfect for small spaces, as you don’t need to install any support poles beneath them. You can walk freely around the completely protected space beneath the awning.

They can be manufactured with both manual and mechanised operating systems.

When making your choice on manual or automatic beware! Many automated awnings only have two options – open and closed.

Which patio awnings If you want to be able to customise the size of the awning in specific situations consider the manual option.

Folding Arm Awnings

Very similar in their design and function to retractable awnings, folding arm awnings can also be suitable for small spaces. They are manufactured to be completely compact when folded away. So much so that they will hardly be noticed in the space when they are not required. 
Horizontal Awnings Small Spaces

Vertical Awnings for Small Spaces

Straight Drop Awnings

For outdoor spaces that need more than a horizontal cover for either privacy or protection, these may be a perfect option. Perhaps you have a patio space that has a permanent cover but no privacy from neighbours so you barely use it.

A straight drop awning can protect from sun, wind and rain and offers privacy to enjoy your outdoor space. They are easily installed and operated and perfect for shading verandas, balconies or pergolas.
Straight Drop Awnings for Small Spaces

Spring Loaded Awnings

These awnings do a similar job to the Straight drop awnings previously mentioned. They are fully adjustable and come in a range of colours and styles to suit any home.

Be prepared for a glorious Aussie summer and contact Complete Blinds to discuss all your awning needs.

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