Curtains or blinds for patio doors?
Patio doors are an increasingly popular option to the modern home. Typically, patio doors are large, tall doors that exist to bring in lots of natural light and provide an open feel to the patio and garden. We understand that each window and door is different, and so we believe choosing between curtains and blinds to cover your patio doors should not come solely down to personal preference, but should be considered in a number of specific areas. This article will analyse these areas and conclude that blinds are a better choice for patio doors than curtains. Light Patio doors…Continue reading
Which blinds block out the most light?
Your blinds may make your home look like the palace of Versaille, but if they don’t offer your the perfect amount of light control, they aren’t doing their job right. If what you need from the blinds is blackout or as much blackout as possible, then there are specific blinds that will work better than others. You may work irregular shifts or be a fan of afternoon siestas. Whatever the case, here are the ideal blinds for eliminating sunlight. Blackout Blinds To cut to the chase, blackout blinds are a model of blinds that are specifically designed to block out as…Continue reading
Does my Landlord have to provide blinds and curtains?
When moving into a new rental property, there are many unknowns that you must tackle before making an informed choice about where to live. One of the important questions we’re happy to answer here is: does a landlord have to provide blinds and curtains for a property by law? There are many laws governing the rights of tenants and this is an often overlooked question. So, let’s take a look. 1. Does a landlord have to provide blinds or curtains? The answer is a resounding ‘no’. It is not mandatory for landlords to provide window furnishings for a rental property…Continue reading
How to Find the Perfect Blinds for Your Office
To get the most from your office interior, never overlook a major component of the office decor – the blinds! As a place that workers inhabit all year long, the blinds are used to block the light and provide shade and to retain heat. Come sun or snow, blinds are as functional as they are pleasing to the eye. It’s therefore important to optimise your choice of blinds to fit in line with their use in the office, whether it’s a single room or an entire multi-storey complex. There are plenty of styles and unique features to choose from with tailor…Continue reading
The Best Type of Blinds for Each Room in the House
Though blinds are a wonder in domestic convenience, it’s true that not all blinds are suited to all rooms. To get the perfect balance of light, luxury and practical detail, you’re best to tailor your blinds choices to each room in the house. Not only will you save money in maintenance costs, you’ll add a touch of chic to your home by varying the choice of window coverings. Blinds for the bedroom A bedroom requires the right mood for all the important things you’ll be doing there. It’s a place of relaxation, sleep, rest, weekend dozing and other pursuits that are…Continue reading
How to Choose New Kitchen Curtains
Curtains or blinds? It’s an age-old question asked by newly minted homeowners everywhere. And it’s not just those looking to brighten up a new home; restyling the kitchen of your family home can throw up the very same dilemma. If you’re stuck wondering about the pros and cons of each, well think no more. This month, we’re delving into the benefits and drawbacks of kitchen blinds and curtains. Blinds in the kitchen We have an entire article dedicated to the humble kitchen blind, so let’s have a recap here and to get a full overview, head over to our Blinds for…Continue reading
How to clean blinds
Cleaning your blinds is the easiest and most crucial form of maintenance you can undertake. Each type of blind benefits from its own specific cleaning regime. So, to help keep your blinds in top condition, we’ve compiled cleaning instructions for the 3 most popular styles. Venetian Blinds Whether your Venetian blinds are plastic, metal or wooden, you can treat them the same way. First, lower the blinds and close the slats so that no light can be seen from the window. Next, hold the bottom rail and dust the slats with a microfibre cloth. Reverse the slats so that they face…Continue reading
Most suitable blinds for kitchens
What with the smells, spills and heat of the kitchen, you’ll need a blind that’s tougher than most blinds in other rooms around the home. Don’t forget, the kitchen is the heart of the home and needs to look stylish, too. So, what’s an interior designer to do – amateur or otherwise – when presented with the dilemma of practicality vs. panache? Here are a few suggestions from the professionals at Humberside Blinds. Our recommendations Roller blinds Roller blinds are a classic for ease of operation and maintenance. Thanks to modern materials incorporated seamlessly into the manufacture, roller blinds are…Continue reading
Blinds for Odd Shaped Windows
Odd shaped windows needn’t bar you from owning and enjoying designer blinds. On the contrary, custom fit blinds could be just the thing to make your uniquely glazed home shine. Here, we’ll be looking at the best blinds options for windows that aren’t your typical rectangles or squares. Terminology The below terms are often used to describe specific alternative window shapes: Arch Circular Round Eyebrow Geometric Octagon Sunburst Triangular Conservatory blinds Though typically rectangular, conservatory windows often span an entire wall. For such a wide area vertical blinds not only look good, they can be specified to fit the entire set…Continue reading
How to Fix your Broken Roller Blind
Roller blinds are an attractive and effective choice of blinds and this makes them a very popular option. They’re reliable, too, which means they rarely need adjustments or replacement parts, but like all mechanical items, they can occasionally need some fettling. Here’s a quick run-down of the more common roller blind issues. What you will need: There’s no specialist tools required to fix roller blinds and you should be able to find the following items around the house: Pliers Screwdriver Spirit level Straight edge Tape measure Check the mounting brackets The mounting brackets attach your blinds to your window frame and…Continue reading