When it comes to embracing the ideal lifestyle, there is no doubt that freedom and flexibility are two of the most important elements. Which is why Fresco’s latest offering – the Fresco Retractable Awning – is going to offer people an enhanced way of living outdoors.
Following a growing trend of louvre-style canopies over outdoor spaces, which have the ability to tilt to allow more light in, the Fresco Retractable Awning takes this design concept to the next level by providing greater usability without compromise. Megan Cummins, Manager for Fresco, says that her team saw the opportunity to go one better than traditional louvre options on the market.
“We know that people like the idea of being able to open up their roof, but unfortunately when the louvres are shut, it can be quite dark underneath. They can also be noisy when it is raining, which means it isn’t so user-friendly in any weather.
“But with the Fresco Retractable Awning, you get all the benefits of what our regular shades offer, with the option to fully open it up. And of course if you have a spa in your entertaining area – who wouldn’t want to check out the stars on a clear summer evening?
“It really is the best of both worlds – shelter and shade when you need it, or fully retracted to let the sun and night sky shine in.”
The added bonus of this new product to the Fresco Shade lineup is that it’s still everything a normal fixed canopy is. Made of architectural grade PVC which stops heat and glare, they are completely waterproof, but still let natural light through. And there’s no doubt that this creates the perfect outdoor space to host family and friends, or simply relax with a good book – no matter the weather.
Megan says the Fresco Retractable Awning looks great on any kind of home – from the more traditional, to those with a contemporary design, and this is due to being able to customise it to match almost any style. Dulux colours are used to coordinate with your existing joinery, including black, charcoal, cream and white and the Serge Ferrari fabric (which has a five year warranty, and should see a 15 year+ life span in New Zealand conditions) also comes in a variety of options.
And of course, it is also able to be used with any of the additional features currently available with Fresco Shades, from sides and curtains to doors. There is also the option of having inbuilt dimmable LED lighting with remote control functionality, meaning you can truly use your outdoor space anytime – day or night.
Trendy, stylish and built to last, a Fresco Retractable Awning is a must for any homeowner that enjoys the flexibility and freedom of unlimited indoor/outdoor flow all year round. With summer knocking at our front door, there’s simply no better time to have an extra entertaining and living space outside.
Check out this retractable awning (above) showcased above Pilkingtons in Auckland’s CBD, providing outdoor dining to customers rain or shine.
Below, this private residence is able to enjoy unimpeded views out and up with a retractable awning installed above its entertaining space.