Blinds, Awnings, Window Coverings and Shutters
Blinds, Awnings and Shutters are types of internal and external window shadings to control heat and solar glare. External window coverings are more efficient for controlling heat and glare. Internal window coverings are more efficient for controling natural light.
There are different types of window shadings including:
No house interior can be completed without blinds. They provide aesthetical look, control over light, ventilation, noise, protect your privacy and serve as a cover from direct sun. Most popular blind types are: Roman Blinds, Bamboo Blinds, Honeycomb Blinds, Sliding Blinds, Plantation Blinds, Sheer Blinds. Your office or retail store might need commercial blinds. Modern technology also offers electric blinds. No matter what type of blinds is for you, price and longevity are important factors in your decision.
Blinds and Furniture
It is important to use blinds that match your lounge room furniture, dining set and bedroom. Attention should be paid to the colour,
material and style.
In some cases it is worth considering furniture re-upholstering if it is older and quality made. Such a solution can be economically justified because of potentially high cost of blinds and typically lower quality of modern furniture. Just ask your local upholsterer about options and pricing.
Choosing window blinds type always think about the functionality.
It may be worth spending a little more money if your blinds are going to be constantly raised or lowered.
Cheap window blinds may be good for the pocket, but many of the blinds operating mechanisms are not good quality.
Slatted blinds are the best if you want privacy. You can tilt the slats to keep prying eyes out but still allow light in. Roller blinds or roman blinds may be ideal if you have a window that the sun comes in through the top at certain times of the day. The blinds can just be lowered a little when needed.
Window blinds are usually easy to install. There are companies which can fit them for you for additional cost. Quality window blinds usually come with fitting instructions. You can always call the company from which you purchased the blinds for advice.
Blinds Measuring Guide
Blinds measuring guide explains how to measure for the main types of window fittings. If you have a more unusual requirement or if you have any questions about measuring contact your blinds company.
School blinds are a necessity in today's classrooms to protect whiteboards and projectors from sunlight obscuring. Some school blinds are more suitable than others depending on the reasons for needing them and location of the windows. Flame-retardant materials should be used for school blinds to comply with health and safety regulations.
Electric blinds are now becoming more affordable and commonplace. Smart electric blinds technology adds value to your home. Depending on the particular blinds, electric blinds can be 240v, 24v or 12v battery powered and can be controlled by remote control or hard wired.
External blinds are the perfect solution to enclose an outdoor area and to stop the heat from entering your home. External blinds not only stop transferring the heat but also stop UV rays from damaging curtains and furnishings.
Interior blinds are a great way to add a feature and some colour to your room without costing a fortune. Usually fitted within the window recess interior blinds create the additional space and add clean lines.