John Fitzpatrick - Outdoor Furniture
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Choosing the Best Awning for your Business, Balcony, or Garden

Choosing the Best Awning for your Business, Balcony, or Garden

Awnings are ideal for providing shelter, whether you are looking to buy one for commercial or personal use, there is something for everyone. Canopies are popular all over Europe and give that holiday feeling when you are sheltered by one. They are useful in cafes, bars and restaurants for creating a space where guests can sit out on the path and be sheltered from the rain or shaded from the sun. If you are looking to create shelter or shade on your balcony or outdoor space then an awning is the answer.

They would also be perfect in a garden and provide a sheltered spot where you could relax or eat under. There are a few things to take into consideration when choosing an awning such as whether you want automatic or manual, what colours and size, and what features it has. Keep reading to find out how to find the perfect awning for your needs.

Choosing the Best Awning for your Business, Balcony, or Garden

Manual vs Automatic Awning

When choosing an awning, you will need to make the decision between automatic and manual awnings. Manual awnings require you to manually reel the awning back in at night. Automatic awnings are remote controlled so the awning can be reeled back in at the touch of a button. Automatic awnings also have a mechanism for manual opening and closing.

Colours and Sizes

Our awnings come in a range of colours and sizes. The colours include grey, taupe, and striped navy and white. The grey is a beautiful muted tone which would fit perfectly with any shop front, balcony, or cafe that it is placed above. The taupe colour is also a gorgeous sandy tone which lights up beautifully in the sun. They also come in a range of sizes, anything between 2 x 1.5m and 3.5 x 2.5m.


At Outdoor Living, we take pride in selling high quality products. Our awnings have many important features which makes them stand out from the crowd. Firstly, they are protected by the sun with UV protection. Our automatic awnings come equipped with a remote control which controls the awning at the touch of a button. They are water resistant and are made specifically for the Irish climate. They also feature a valence material at the front which gives them a finished look.