A considered and well-designed outdoor space can help you get more from your backyard and completely transform your home. With more time spent at home with family or entertaining friends, turning your house into an oasis has never been more important.

In our latest project, plans for an outdoor patio at this Canberra residence were enhanced with the addition of outdoor blinds. Each exposed side of the decking area had an external screen installed to create an outdoor room, which can be enjoyed at any time of year – from the heat of summer through to the middle of winter.

The Solution

This outdoor shade solution designed and installed by the Canberra Blinds, Awning & Curtain Centre team utilises Motorised Helioscreen HMX 103 Zips with Somfy motors to enclose the new patio extension which looks out onto the pool and backyard area.

Ideal for residential or commercial applications, Helioscreen External Blinds and External Screens are designed to withstand the harsh Australian climate and to control the entry of natural sunlight, heat and radiation into the area. They’re made to last and easy to keep clean too!

Offering protection from UV rays, the material not only looks stunning, it is practical too.

Motorised with a Somfy Connexoon, the shades can also be opened up at the touch of a button to let in the warmth of the sun on cool autumn days, or to encourage fresh air through on a balmy evening. Or conversely, the screens can be closed to create a cosy space to entertain or lounge while being protected from the wind, or to filter out the harsh sun rays on a hot summer’s day. Even when closed, the fabric offers a great view thanks to a fibreglass core and even weave.

A shade solution, like this one, can be customised to suit any area – including size and colour. A range of contemporary and classic fabric options are available, and the hardware can be powder coated to suit your existing or desired style.

The result

This once neglected backyard and pool area has a new lease on life. It is now a comfortable place to relax, unwind or entertain in all seasons – all with an incredible view.

The ease of operation and design is a simple way to add a touch of luxury to any home. This is outdoor living at its best.