As the weather gets warmer and the days longer, we can finally start looking forward to summer. In fact, now is the perfect time to start preparing your garden for the sunny days ahead; whether it’s digging your garden furniture out of the shed, tidying up your flower beds or power washing your patio, there are plenty of things you can do to get your garden looking its best.

It’s safe to say that the weather in the UK can be unpredictable to say the least. You can be outside enjoying a sunny barbeque with friends and family and then suddenly, the clouds roll over and you find yourself in the rain. At Blinds of All Kinds, we have the perfect solution: a patio awning or canopy.

Here are four reasons why you need an awning for your garden this summer and how it can benefit you.

Awnings provide you with shelter

One of the main benefits of investing in an awning for your garden is the protection and shelter it provides from the UK’s changeable weather conditions. Whether it starts raining or the sun is too hot on your skin, you can use your awning for shelter and as a barrier between you and various weather conditions. It will also help to protect your outdoor belongings too!

They’re an energy efficient option

Believe it or not, a garden awning could help to improve the energy efficiency of your home. If you’ve noticed that your utility bills are particularly high, investing in a sun canopy could save energy by keeping direct sunlight off the exterior walls of your home. Awnings can shade your windows from direct sunlight and ensure that less heat is transferred into your home, which reduces the need for air conditioning.

Opting for a retractable awning is a good way to ensure that you can enjoy the sun when you need, but keep certain rooms in your home cool when it’s hot outside. Your wallet will thank you too!

A sun canopy can extend your indoor space

Installing a sun canopy is a great way to extend your living space into your garden. Whether you want to move your home office outdoors when the sun’s out or set up the dining table on the patio, an awning can be used to effectively create a brand new room on your patio. Your options are endless when it comes to extending your living space; whether you want to enjoy an al fresco dinner or simply keep an eye on the kids from inside while they play outdoors, you’ll feel like you’ve gained an extra room with a garden awning.

They can increase kerb appeal and add value

A well-designed awning will instantly boost the aesthetic of your home, adding kerb appeal and in turn boosting the value of your property. Whether you’re planning to sell up in the future or you simply want to improve the appearance of your home, an awning will bring more value simply because it provides an additional outdoor living space to your home – and they’re available in stylish designs too!

At Blinds of All Kinds, you can find everything from a retractable garden canopy to stylish garden awnings. Our all-weather patio awnings are available in a range of designs to complement your home or business. Visit our website to learn more about our blinds, shutters, curtains and awnings.