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Create a Contemporary Patio with These Modern Outdoor Awnings

Create a Contemporary Patio with These Modern Outdoor Awnings

Is your patio looking tired and neglected? Whether your patio is new, old, or in between, transforming your patio into a contemporary space that actually gets used may be a lot easier and a lot more affordable than you think; that is, if you choose the right outdoor awnings.

With summer not far away, now’s the perfect time to start planning your patio makeover.

With modern outdoor awnings, you can turn a tired old pergola or patio into a contemporary space that inspires barbeques and get-togethers, allowing you to enjoy summer to the fullest. Moreover, with modern outdoor awnings, you’ll be able to enjoy your patio during the hottest of days and the wettest of days.

At Sunwise Blinds & Awnings, we’re all about affordable home improvements, and one of the most in-demand products of 2021 has been our outdoor awnings. Our selection of outdoor awnings is one of the largest on the Gold Coast, with some of the most modern outdoor awning solutions of all.

If you’re like one of the many Gold Coast clients we’ve helped in 2021 transform their patio into a contemporary space, then this article is especially for you. Continue reading as I share with you our most modern outdoor awnings, ideal for patio installation, including a few outdoor blinds for those really looking to go all out.

Global Glider Awnings

global glider awning installation

For something similar to Global Glider outdoor awnings but with a little more flexibility, then Giotto outdoor awnings are the answer. They are a lot like Global Glider outdoor awnings in the sense that their awning sits above the rafters and extends and retracts in a roll-out manner. However, they can also be installed between rafters as separate awnings or as a stand-alone solution with front legs, so no existing patio pergola is required at all.

When installed between rafters, you cannot only control the awnings horizontally but also control them vertically, giving you better coverage control.

The versatility of Giotto outdoor awnings is second to none. They can be applied to various applications, and are a super quick, affordable, and most importantly, modern solution to bring a dated patio in line with current design trends.

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Giotto Awnings

Giotto ourdoor awnings

For something similar to Global Glider outdoor awnings but with a little more flexibility, then Giotto outdoor awnings are the answer. They are a lot like Global Glider outdoor awnings in the sense that their awning sits above the rafters and extends and retracts in a roll-out manner. However, they can also be installed between rafters as separate awnings or as a stand-alone solution with front legs, so no existing patio pergola is required at all.

When installed between rafters, you cannot only control the awnings horizontally but also control them vertically, giving you better coverage control.

The versatility of Giotto outdoor awnings is second to none. They can be applied to various applications and are a super quick, affordable, and most importantly, modern solution to bring a dated patio in line with current design trends.

Learn more about Giotto Outdoor Awnings

Pacchetto Awnings

Pacchetto pleated awnings gold coast

If you love the sound of Global Glider and Giotto outdoor awnings, you’ll love Pacchetto outdoor awnings because, in my opinion, they’re even more contemporary and modern in design!

Pacchetto outdoor awnings are very similar to Global Glider outdoor awnings in the sense that they can be added to any existing pergola/patio, completely transforming the space into a much more contemporary looking and usable space. They do, however, have two distinct differences.

Unlike Global Glider outdoor awnings, Pacchetto outdoor awnings are installed to the underside of the rafter, rather than the top, and rather than roll to expand and retract, they pleat like an accordion.

This unique outdoor awning also offers complete control over coverage; simply expand them for protection against the elements or retract them to reveal the elements.

The only reason why Pacchetto outdoor awnings may not be as good an option as Global Glider outdoor awnings is because of the height allowance required when the awning is retracted. As the pleats fall below the rafters, you may hit your head on them if your patio is low or running off your dwelling’s fascia. If, however, your patio or pergola is high or freestanding, then Pacchetto outdoor awnings will be hard to beat when it comes to modern style and value for money

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You can have your newly painted patio on-show as a structural feature or expand one of these three modern outdoor awnings to create a covered area, completely changing the look of the space.

Not only can you change the look of the space, but you can also change the functionality of the space! You see, the fabric component of each of these awnings is waterproof. Therefore it protects against not only the sun but heat and wet weather also.

Global Glider, Giotto and Pacchetto outdoor awnings are available in just about any colour you like to create the look you desire. However, if it’s contemporary that you’re after, then stick to a monochromatic or contrasting colour palette. Nothing looks as smart as a white pergola with a white awning or a black pergola with a black awning, or the contrast of a black pergola with a white awning.

With the patio coverage options listed above, you can now turn your attention to privacy! If you want to go that extra mile, really transform your patio into something uber-contemporary, then consider the addition of outdoor blinds along with your modern new outdoor awning.

Spring Roller Blinds

spring roller awnings gold coast

Spring Roller Blinds are an effective and economical outdoor blind that makes any patio or pergola look impressive and contemporary! They are a simple manual operated blind that provides excellent privacy and sun protection to patio areas. Affordable and functional, they will allow you to enclose your patio, enabling you to enjoy the area a whole lot more.

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Drop Blinds

drop blinds

Drop Blinds are an excellent option for those wanting to enclose the patio or screen out the neighbours with automation. They’re remote control operated and have a state-of-the-art sun and wind sensor, making them completely automated. The sensor technology of Drop Blinds means they roll down during peak sun hours and retract when winds increase.

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Slidetrack Blinds

Slidetrack blinds gold coast

Slidetrack Blinds are a step up from Drop Blinds, a better quality product that will offer greater longevity. They’re your outdoor living partner! Fully restrained in tracks, eliminating wind and rain from passing through the sides, they can be either hand-operated or automated by remote control.

They are an excellent all-weather solution and offer plentiful privacy.

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Conclusion

Transforming any old patio or pergola into a contemporary, usable space is made easy with modern outdoor awnings and blinds from Sunwise Blinds & Awnings. Two of the most stylish outdoor awnings, which you can easily add to your existing patio, are Global Glider, Giotto and Pacchetto outdoor awnings.

Each look fantastic, are fully automated, and offer excellent sun and rain protection below. The Global Glider and Giotto are roll-out awnings that operate above the rafters. In contrast, the Pacchetto is a pleated awning that runs below the rafters – each as modern as the other. Each very effective in transforming a pergola into a welcoming space that encourages use. Which outdoor awning you choose will depend on your installation preference; above or below your rafters? Not sure, don’t worry. We offer a free on-site measure and quote service and can advise which is the better option for your current structure. Simply give our team a call on (07) 5520 1830 to arrange an appointment.

To complete the transformation and create a truly contemporary patio, consider installing outdoor blinds for added protection and privacy. Potential options, in order of price and quality, lowest to highest, include Spring Roller Blinds, Drop Blinds, and Slidetrack blinds. They’re all great products and look fantastic.

We have everything you need to transform your patio, and we make everything right here on the Gold Coast in our own factory.