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Making A Home Your Family Will Love

When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.


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Canvas Canopies: Practical Ways To Use Them In Your Outdoor Space

by Alice Howard

If you are like most people, you enjoy spending time outdoors, relaxing next to the pool, or hosting a party for guests in your backyard. Outdoor living is more popular than ever and the trend is not likely to change anytime soon. Having a few canopies in various sizes can enhance your outdoor space by adding privacy, as well as providing protection from outdoor elements. 

Great shelter

Canvas canopies are perfect for blocking the sun's harmful rays next to a pool. You can install a canopy at a variety of angles to shade part of your pool or simply install one poolside to help prevent sunburn if you plan to spend long hours by the pool. A canvas canopy can provide better protection from the sun than having everyone use individual umbrellas that only provide minimal protection and need to be re-positioned throughout the day as the sun changes positions.

A large canopy is also a great choice for protecting uncovered decks or patios from the sun when hosting an event or just relaxing with your family. This allows you to make the most of your patio or deck regardless of the position of the sun. A canvas canopy that is treated with water repellent is good to have in place when unexpected showers pop up.

Provide privacy

If you want a little privacy in your outdoor space, canvas canopies are up to the task and are easier to install than a privacy fence to keep neighbors from watching your every move. You can also use a small canopy to create a private getaway space for relaxation. Simply add a comfortable lounge chair or hammock and you have a private getaway in your backyard.

Protect plants

If you enjoy planting a garden, keeping young plants protected from harsh weather elements can be a challenge. Having a canopy on hand makes it easy to set up a protective covering over your garden when needed to help block rain from weighing down and destroying tiny plants when they are just starting to grow.

Nothing ruins a great outdoor party like an unexpected rain shower when you do not have any options for shelter. Unexpected showers can make outdoor entertaining tricky because you never know what the weather will be like when parties are planned weeks in advance. Having a canvas canopy on hand will allow the party to go on even when the weather refuses to cooperate.

Contact a local canopy service, such as EVANS AWNING, to learn more.