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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Broken Venetian Blinds: How Do I Fix Them?

Venetian blinds are one of the most popular choices of blinds as they provide excellent light control, privacy, thermal efficiency and have the kudos of being one of the oldest designs still in use today. Why wouldn’t they be? They look great and do their job well. However, the more complicated slat and cord design of Venetian blinds means they will be susceptible to damage on occasion. Thankfully, the fixes can be completed by yourself, but of course, if you require help, your trusted blinds supplier will happily lend a hand and get your blinds back in working order. If your…

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What are the benefits of made to measure blinds?

The fit and finish of made-to-measure blinds are unequalled, compared to their off-the-shelf equivalents. Not to mention the satisfaction of a product tailored to meet your exact needs, and the convenience of ultra-modern options such as motorisation. The choices really are exhaustive, and once you get your blinds just right, only a house move will part you from them. Perfect Size and Fit It’s a common myth that windows are fitted in standard sizes. Even today, modern builds are typically a custom fit and this means that the measurements of off-the-shelf blinds are made up of average window dimensions. If the…

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