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Ways in which a patio awning can enhance an outdoor space

We offer awnings in a generous choice of fabrics specially intended for use outdoors. However, it can be easy to overlook many of the practical benefits of installing an awning for your patio - especially if you have never had one in place before.

Here at All Kent Shutters and Blinds, we are happy to enlighten you about the ways in which an awning could change your patio for the better.

Prepare yourself more effectively for sunny weather

The fascinating historical inspiration behind the earliest Roman blinds

Given their name, you probably won't be too surprised to learn that the origins of Roman blinds can be traced back to the ancient Roman Empire. However, more eye-opening is exactly how these blinds came to be. They were originally created over 2,000 years ago, when the Empire was at its peak, but were initially inspired by practical needs rather than style trends.

All roads lead to... Roman dust

The intriguing and centuries-long history of Venetian blinds

Here at All Kent Shutters and Blinds, we offer Venetian blinds in both wood and metal - but before purchasing your Venetian blinds, you may be interested to know how they came to be. After all, they have a distinctive and easily recognisable design that suggests centuries of gradual refinement.

Indeed, the history of these blinds does go back hundreds of years - and it's a history that abounds in fascinating developments, but also a significant degree of mystery.

Less-than-clear origins