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Wooden blinds represent a touch of class

April 30, 2011
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If you are searching for new blinds to add to your room then consider wooden blinds. Wooden blinds often represent the perfect addition to your room to make it look more interesting and beautiful at the same time as giving it a classic look.

These blinds are made from natural resources and they have a sophisticated and uncomplicated appeal. They can open up completely and allow bright sunlight to filter into the room, but are also adjustable to give you full privacy. They are extremely light weight and do not require a great deal of effort to install.

There are many shades and styles available on the market, from roller blinds to vertical blinds to Venetian blinds, so choose carefully according to your existing décor. The size of the window also needs to be matched to the size and shape of the wooden blinds, so it is advisable to get them made to order if you aren’t terribly confident at DIY.

Maintaining wooden blinds is an easy task as wood is more durable than most other materials. The blinds need to be brushed and cleaned with a damp cloth to make sure that dust does not collect on top of them.

Why vertical blinds suit different environments

April 29, 2011
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Some people use vertical blinds behind their curtains as a way of regulating light a little more effectively. However, modern vertical blinds are more than attractive enough to stand as you sole window coverings as they come in attractive colours and designs.

Wood or metal is often preferred when selecting vertical blinds because they are easy to clean. However, blinds are also produced out of bamboo cane, paper, canvass, vinyl and synthetic fibre. Vinyl blinds are preferred in kitchens because they can handle exposure to moisture.

Blinds come in plenty of colours so it is easy to find a set that matches your personal tastes. They are available in traditional white and other neutral colours to match with any colour scheme, or if you’re feeling a bit adventurous you’ll find pinks, yellows, red and oranges, and so on, all on the market.

Along with blocking out sunlight, vertical blinds are also used to minimise television and computer glare, which is why they are frequently used in offices. Vertical blinds can be used in large as well as small rooms.

An excellent place for vertical blinds is a conservatory or a greenhouse. These blinds cover large windows with ease. They reduce sunshine and at the same time allow in adequate light.

Get a new look for your house with venetian blinds

April 28, 2011
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If you’ve just moved into your new home or are planning to redecorate your room, then check out the range of Venetian blinds to get a dashing retro look for your place. This will give a different look from the regular fancy drape curtains that most people have and will also cost you a lot less money.

Venetians blinds with sheers and tie-backs will give your room a look that will stand out from the rest without being too loud or out-there. Venetian blinds are available in a wide variety and range that will suit everyone’s specific needs. They look great in your living room, bedroom or even offices and do not cost you an arm and a leg to purchase and install.

All you need to do is check the length of your window from the top to the sill and the width inside the casing to know the size of the Venetian blinds which you will need to install. If you go through the range and their prices you will be pleasantly surprised to find out how inexpensive they are. A Venetian blind with a drape on either side and a valance on top will make your room look attractive and interesting. Venetian blinds give privacy when closed and let the enough light in when opened partially or completely as per your convenience.

Vertical blinds for your office

April 27, 2011
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Offices are sometimes thought of as boring and dull places, and more often than not their décor is very formal. A dull atmosphere in an office can affect the minds of the people working there though, so it pays to make it more attractive and inspiring. People working in a good environment tend to work more efficiently. Using fabric vertical blinds can change the décor of your workplace and can make it look and feel a lot more interesting.

Vertical blinds are very cost effective and flexible, and there are many options available on the market in terms of colours, fabrics and materials.

Vertical blinds can allow plenty of fresh air in and out of offices too, which helps to maintain a steady temperature.

What options do you have when choosing vertical blinds?

There is lots of variety with vertical blinds, although they can be custom made too. You can choose the colour and materials which best suit your office décor. Sometimes, shapes and sizes of windows can differ, therefore you can order custom made blinds for most sizes and shapes of windows.

So, invest in vertical blinds and improve the look and atmosphere of your office.

Use blinds on your windows and save energy

April 26, 2011
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Windows are important for proper ventilation of the home, although a large proportion of air inside your home can escape through your windows, through cracks or because of poor insulation. If properly maintained and covered though, windows can save a lot of energy.
You might not need to use your air conditioning units and heaters as frequently if proper methods are used to maintain a constant temperature in your home. This can be achieved through investing in effective blinds for your windows.

Closed blinds can keep excess sunlight from entering your home during warm days- keeping it much cooler and much more pleasant. Investing in blinds of light colors and woven fabrics, can also help to maintain a cool temperature.

UV rays can have a negative impact on furniture and other décor items in your home by causing it to fade prematurely. Energy efficient blinds can block these harmful UV rays out though- which makes them even more of a beneficial investment.

There are several ways to save energy nowadays, and using blinds on your windows is one of them.

Roll out the roller blinds

April 25, 2011
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If you want to modernise your house and upgrade from your old curtains you should opt for blinds. Blinds come in many attractive patterns, designs, textures and sizes, and are much more durable and easier to maintain than many traditional curtains- especially roller blinds.

Block out the sun

Roller blinds can be purchased to colour coordinate with the walls, doors and window frames of your residence. Roller blinds give an aesthetic look and feel to your room and can also shade you from sunlight and heat. Roller blinds can also be used as blackout blinds in rooms such as bedrooms.

Maintenance

It is a misconception that cleaning blackout roller blinds isn’t easy, and quite the opposite is true, because these blinds are manufactured from materials which have been treated to prevent dirt and dust from easily settling on them. Wiping blinds with a damp cloth can return them to their former glory.

You can choose from a wide variety of roller blinds on the market, in various patterns and fabrics. Do your research, do your measurements and look at all of your available options.

Modern day windows and blinds

April 24, 2011
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Nowadays, blinds come in a variety of different designs, colors, shape, sizes, and types, so there are blinds available for most types of windows- even those of an irregular size.

Many types of windows and blinds

Arch shaped windows are often the cause of problems due to their curved shape, and covering French windows can also be tricky. For French doors and windows, many people often opt for wooden blinds as they are heavy and durable.

Bay windows are also common in modern properties, and like other types of windows they need to be measured very carefully. Roman blinds are a popular choice with those with bay windows, although other types could be suitable.

These days, as there is such a wide variety of different types of blinds available on the market, consumers can easily get confused between the different types of blinds and it can be hard for them to decide what to buy and what not to buy.

If you have any doubts though, you should always consult a professional or a company specialising in the manufacture and supply of blinds.

Things to know about custom blinds

April 23, 2011
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Window blinds can be a great addition to your home interior, and they can add a really modern touch. The elegance and style provided by blinds can instantly enhance the look of any modern home.

However, windows differ in dimensions, and whilst there are many readymade window blinds available on the market these are often of generic sizes. Many homes may have windows of irregular shapes and sizes, and these windows often need custom blinds.

The irregular sizes of windows aren’t the only reason for custom blinds. Sometimes customers may need a specific design or colour which may not be readily available. In these cases, people opt for custom blinds.

Sometimes, homeowners are also not satisfied with the material used in readymade blinds. They demand better quality and better designs, and so they opt for custom made blinds. Many retailers of window blinds provide a custom blinds facility to their customers.

Custom made window blinds are preferred by those who don’t want the same old styles and designs in their home, and they can provide total satisfaction for those who invest in them.

What are roller blinds? Know more about their benefits

April 22, 2011
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Installing roller blinds can give your room a modern appeal. Roller blinds are made from a special stiff fabric which can be rolled up or down as you want.

Roller blinds have many uses. Some of them are:

Sun protection
The basic purpose of roller blinds is to protect the room from sunlight. You can either have the roller blinds completely rolled up or pulled down.

Temperature control
In winter, roller blinds are used so that the room can be kept warm. In summer, you can roll down the blinds to block the sun and keep the room cool.

Simple to use
Since roller blinds are lightweight, they can be installed quickly. They are easy to maintain as they are made from stiff, opaque fabrics which are easy to clean. Roller blinds can also be adjusted with the help of a remote control.

Cost effective
Roller blinds can last you a long time. They are a more affordable option when it comes to redecorating your home.

Roller blinds are available in different designs and colours and you can install one in almost any room. When you choose a contrasting colour for the roller blinds you add vibrancy to your room.

How to fit your Venetian blinds on your own

April 21, 2011
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Fitting Venetian blinds is not a very time consuming job and it does not require too many tools. To make sure blinds do not interfere with curtains, the inside mount method is commonly used. This way blinds are fixed on the inside of the frame, close to the window pane.

Steps to be followed when fitting window blinds

Take the exact measurements of your window frame with a tape measure. The measurements should be absolutely accurate. Measure the height as well as the width.

Windows are not always made in a perfect square so you will have to measure the top, middle and bottom of your window horizontally. Start with the smallest width measurement to work on your window.

Vertically, measure it in two places; the left and right of the window. If the measurements are not in line with your blinds, choose longer blinds. This will ensure that your window frame is completely covered.

Hold the Venetian blinds against the window and verify the measurements are correct. Now take a bracket and screw it into place. The bracket is the means of attaching the blind to the wall.

Install the opposite bracket as well and now all you have to do is insert the blinds into the brackets, close the flaps and lock them in place.

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