Why Blinds Are Better Than Curtains
Are you struggling to choose between blinds and curtains for your home or office? Then you’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure which to opt for when selecting window coverings for their property. Whilst both come with benefits, blinds are usually the best choice. As well as bringing a wealth of style to a room, they’re also very practical and easy to operate. Read on to find out why blinds are better than curtains. Are you struggling to choose between blinds and curtains for your home or office? Then you’re not alone. Many people aren’t sure which to opt for…Continue reading
Will blinds help to keep heat out?
With UK summers getting hotter and hotter every year, you may be looking for ways to bring the temperature down in your home or office. After all, spending time outdoors when the sun’s out is great, but it can get pretty uncomfortable when you’re stuck inside. Fortunately, installing beautiful window blinds in your property can help you to keep the heat out and stay cool this summer. Best blinds to keep the summer heat out Windows may bring in lots of natural light, but they can also bring in plenty of heat too, especially during the summer months. There are several…Continue reading
Blinds that Let Light in But Provide Privacy
When it comes to choosing the right blinds for your property, there’s a delicate balance to be struck in most cases – we want blinds that let light in but can provide us with privacy at the same time. Blackout blinds, for example, are more suited to people who want light or privacy – open them for light, shut them for total privacy. In this article, we’re going to look at the blinds that can provide both at the same time, be it through the type of fabric or the opening mechanism of the blind. Venetian Blinds Venetian blinds are one…Continue reading
The Best Blinds for Hotels
If you own or manage a hotel, or even if you’ve been a guest in one, you’ll know that guests’ comfort is a priority, particularly for multiple-night stays. When we think of hotel comfort, we often think of a nice big bed, bedsheets with high thread counts and a power shower to refresh ourselves. However, the quality of blinds can play a big part in how comfortable a person’s stay is, and in this article, we’re going to take a look at the best blinds for a hotel. Blackout blinds For complete privacy and total darkness when you need it, blackout…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
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