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Image Blinds have been helping residents of South East
Queensland decorate their homes tastefully for over a quarter of a century now.
They have a wide selection of blinds to choose from – something for everyone’s
taste and budget – and provide good old-fashioned friendly service and quality
products at prices that are affordable.
Protecting our families and homes from the sun is especially
important in our climate. In addition to making our homes uncomfortably hot,
the sun can also cause damage to our furniture and décor. One way to combat
this is by installing awnings outside your windows – awnings will protect the
inside and help to keep your home cooler. Awnings that can be drawn back are
Of course, awnings on the outside of your home have more
than simply a practical appeal – they can be aesthetically important too. The
right awnings can finish off your house beautifully and instantly improve the
curb appeal. They will prove a valuable tool in improving the value of your
One of Image Blinds’
best-selling products, especially suited to the harsh Australian sun, is their
retractable awnings. These are popular because they allow you to choose exactly
how much shade and shelter you want. If you feel like a little bit of sun
worshipping, simply roll back the awnings – great especially on those chilly
winter mornings. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a shadier spot, put
the awnings back in place – ideal if you need to escape from the sun.
For ease of use, motorised awnings Brisbane are recommended.
Image Blinds use Somfy motors to ensure that you can control your awnings with
a simple touch of a button – no cranking or winding or unsightly winches, etc.
to worry about. The Somfy motor is top of the range and is hidden in the fabric
roll of the awning. Out of sight is out of mind – you won’t even hear it
operate, it is whisper quiet.
Image Blinds wants to make decorating your home as simple
and painless as possible for you. They have an experienced team who will be
able to advise you on the best solution for you and also be able to provide you
with an obligation-free quote at no charge to you. Considering the wide range of
awnings available, it is great to have a professional that knows what the end
result will look like as a sounding board. Let a consultant from Image Blinds
help you to enhance your home today.
When decorating a home we are spoilt for choice. This also
applies to windows. Should we have curtains, blinds, shutters or louvres in our
rooms? Let’s begin by identifying our options.
Curtains are warm and colorful and brighten up a room. On
the downside, they can easily get dirty from dust or sticky fingers and it’s
such a mission to take them down to wash or dry clean. Blinds come in various
designs and materials. They can be made from wood, plastic, aluminium or
fabric, amongst others. Furthermore, the term, ‘blinds’, is often used to
describe any window covering excluding curtains. Window blinds can also be
horizontal or vertical in design.
As the word implies, horizontal blinds contain horizontal slats that are joined
together with chord. They can be opened in order to let the sunlight shine
through the slats or completely closed to enable privacy.
Vertical blinds have long hanging slats that can also be opened or closed.
However, vertical blinds are better for managing the amount of natural light
that is allowed in a room. These blinds are very popular in offices. They are
usually operated with a hanging chord or a thin lever.
Louvre windows have a succession of sloping blades that overlap. They can be
made of materials such as aluminium, wood or glass and they can be opened or
closed in order to allow varying degrees of light into a room.
Window shutters are a popular item, both for indoors and outdoors. They are
also installed in some buildings to cover doors. Outdoor shutters are often
used for decorative purposes. Indoor shutters can have fixed louvres that don’t
rotate. They are made of an assortment of materials. However, homes with modern
designs look their best with aluminium shutters. At the same time, it is easier
to shape and mould them according to the required specifications.
Yet another factor is their durability. They are better at withstanding the
elements. Furthermore, aluminium
shutters Brisbane, being tough and strong, are ideal for security conscious
home owners. The shutters can be ordered online from reputable companies.
Some shutters can be installed only for decorative purposes. These are
especially popular for exterior windows. Conversely, aluminium shutters that
can be opened and closed might be a better option.
Of great importance is that aluminium shutters require very little maintenance.
They are obtainable in various colors and can be easily wiped clean. The
shutters can be fixed, hinged or sliding. The blades are wholly adjustable and
they offer total privacy or open up to a view of the environment.
Designs and styles vary, which is why it makes good sense to order your
shutters from reputable organizations.
When it comes to choosing the perfect blinds for your home,
there are a few things that you should consider. Gone are the days when the
term “blinds” referred only to those clinical blinds commonly found in
factories, etc. Blinds come in a wide range of finishes, materials and styles
now and can really be called a boon to those doing home décor. There are a lot
fewer limits in terms of décor nowadays when it comes to blinds.
To narrow down the choices available to you, it is wise to decide on what look
you are going for in your room. If you want something cool and contemporary,
aluminium blinds are ideal. For something a little warmer, timber Venetian
blinds could fit the bill. For a softer finish, you could look into any of the
fabric blinds such as roller blinds or Roman blinds.
You will also need to consider what it is that you need the blinds for
primarily. Should it just be as a design feature, you can choose any blinds
that suit you. Should you be more into something that is practical as well, you
need to identify what is most important to you. If you are looking for
completely privacy, sunshades may not necessarily be the way to go – these
usually block out the harmful rays of the sun but still allow you to see
through them. If privacy is your primary goal, you should consider something
like timber Venetians Brisbane.
You may also want blinds that block out light – how much light you want
excluded will determine the make-up of your blinds. Some fabric blinds, for
example, can allow a soft, diffused light into the room. Metallic or timber
blinds are very efficient at blocking out light but the most effective are
The last consideration is, of course, the cleaning aspect. Most blinds are low
maintenance and need a weekly wipe down to keep them clean. It may be slightly
easier to keep roman or fabric blinds dust free, however. If this is something
that concerns you, there are many professional blind cleaning services
The last consideration is, of course, your own personal taste. You need to
choose an option that appeals to you and considering that there are so many
options available, this should hardly be a problem at all. Simply decide on
what features are most important to you and look for something in that range.
There is little else that really needs to be considered when it comes to
choosing the perfect blinds.
only in the last couple of decades, honeycomb blinds have been fast gaining
popularity. Developed in answer to an energy crisis, these blinds now come in a
wide range of colors and textures making them a popular design alternative. The
design is slightly different from your normal blind in that it looks like a
honeycomb from the side. The design allows air to be trapped in the cells
which, in turn, makes the blinds very energy efficient.
Your first decision will be what cell or pleat size you want. You are likely to
be given a choice between a single pleat and a double pleat – the latter is
more energy efficient because two cells are fused which allows it to trap more
air. You will also need to decide between single cell, double cell and the triple
cell when it comes to blinds – the triple cell is the most energy efficient.
You will next need to decide how much light you want to allow in – you can
choose blinds that simply filter the light, those that darken the room or those
that completely black out all light. The most common material for cellular blinds Brisbane
is polyester but you can also get them in cotton. You will then have to choose
how you will operate the blinds – top down, bottom up, whether or not you use a
cord or whether or not the blinds are motorized.
As mentioned before, most cellular blinds are made out of polyester. Most are
backed in a neutral fabric but the front can come in any range of colors and
patterns. The cells will not separate as they are fused or glued together. It
is important to choose a better made blind in a better fabric or risk the cells
separating. This is a problem when shoddy construction is an issue and can be
side-tracked by getting a quality product with a long-term guarantee.
Once these choices are out of the way, it is time to install your blinds.
Installation is pretty much the same as any normal blinds. The major difference
between these blinds and normal ones is that they are a lot better at
insulation. The air that gets trapped in the cells is what makes these blinds a
lot more energy efficient. The cells also make the blinds a lot more efficient
at controlling the light coming into the house. When necessary, these blinds
simply fold up out of the way like normal blinds.
of us have a dream that one day we will own and live in our dream home and, for
some of us; we are already part of the way there. Of course, whether you are in
your dream home or simply in a small starter home, you want to make it
comfortable and secure for you and your family. Most of us automatically think
that this will cost big bucks but that is not necessarily the case. There are a
lot of things that you can do to ensure that your home is secure and
Sometimes being more practical means that you forego the ultra-chic design
ideas that you would love to get – when you own your own home you soon learn
that durability, functionality and, of course, price count for a lot. You may
have to; for example, forego that designer chandelier in exchange for improving
the down-lighting in the kitchen. The examples that could be quoted are
endless. Suffice to say, there are a lot of areas that need careful
consideration when it comes to the security and comfort of your home.
One such area is the purchase of outdoor shutters. Shutters are not just an
aesthetic improvement to a building – they are also a practical one that helps
you to regulate heat, block out the elements and they do all this and still
look good. It’s worth spending a bit extra for shutters that are going to last
a while. A perfect example of really durable shutters is aluminium shutters Brisbane that can
become a fixed feature on the outside of your home or flat.
These shutters will literally last a lifetime and are fantastic in that they
stand up well to the elements. Forget having to re-varnish them on an annual
basis – these are truly low maintenance shutters. Not only do they stand up to
extreme heat, they are also good for areas that experience sever cold and will
not ever rust. Ideally suited to areas where you need a bit more shade or a lot
more privacy, aluminium shutters are permanently fixed to the wall to provide a
discreet security and sun screen.
Carrying on with shutters as an example, they can make your dream home that
much more affordable, secure and pleasant. They help to keep the sun out of
your home – essential if you already have a problem with too much heat – and thus
make it easier for your air-conditioner to function properly. They are also
excellent at keeping prying eyes from peeking into your home – worth
remembering if you ever need to whack your hubby over the head.
That just goes to show how one small, simple improvement that does not cost an
arm and leg more than proves its worth when it comes to security and comfort.
are always looking for ways to keep our houses cool – one good way to do this
is to use shutters or blinds. Good old Venetian blinds have been used for years
to block out the sun’s harshest rays. Between blinds, curtains and shutters, we
have long been looking for the ideal way to keep out homes cool.
Cellular blinds Brisbane are a pretty new concept when it comes to window
dressings and work on a pretty simple concept – as the blinds are lowered, air
pockets are created and the sun has to pass through these as well as the blinds
in order to get into your home. The effect is that the sun’s rays still filter
through but are not nearly as strong when they reach the inside. Overall, your
house is still light but your cooling bill is greatly reduced.
course, if you want the blinds to completely block out the sun, this can be
accomplished fairly simply as well. You simply choose blinds in a different
fabric or colour. As with any other blinds, there is a wide range to choose
from when it comes to cellular blinds. You will be able to find blinds that
will match in perfectly with the décor you currently have.
is perfect about cellular blinds is that they can simply be folded up and away,
out of sight. Much like their popular cousins, Venetian blinds, they do not
take up a lot of space at all. Their distinct advantage over Venetian blinds
is, however, their ability to create an effective barrier against the sun’s
course, the concept of cellular blinds is still a new one for most people and
the primary concern people have is that the blinds are more bulky. They are not
perceptibly much bulkier because the honeycomb weave is quite small – the
pockets are very small and do not add much bulk at all. Once you get your head
around the initial concept, it is fairly simple to understand how honeycomb
blinds Brisbane work.
course, when you are buying blinds for your home, you will want to look at the
full range of options and there are a lot of them out there. Whether you go for
the newer cellular blinds or stick to an old favourite such as Venetian blinds
is completely up to you. You should give all the different types of blinds the
once over to see exactly which type suits you best.
The vast range of blinds available out there can make it quite confusing for
you when it comes to partitioning off areas in your home or office for privacy.
Sometimes you have to kind of wonder if it isn’t just better to stick to doors
in the home and curtains on the windows. With a little forethought, however,
you will find that internal blinds can work wonders in your home. Let’s discuss
a couple of uses for blinds in your home.
To Block out the Sun
We all know how dangerous the sun in Australia is – most of us are quite
diligent applying sunscreen when we go outdoors. What about indoors though? I’m
sure most of us do not bother with sunscreen in the house. Think the sun that
comes in through the windows is not as dangerous? If that was so, how come it fades
your curtains, etc? This is where blinds, especially wooden Venetian blinds or aluminium shutters Brisbane, have a
clear advantage. Blinds can be opened slightly to let in some light and air but
still keep out the worst of the sun.
To Protect your Privacy
Have you ever given much thought to that glass door leading to your pool?
How many times have you had a good laugh when someone has accidently walked
into it, not realising it was there? The main problem with glass doors is that
they can be dangerous and they let no air in if closed. The advantage is, of
course, that you can keep an eye on the kids playing outside. Internal blinds
offer a good, solution to the problems posed by glass. These shutters can
usually be angled in whatever way you want – leave them in the open position
and you’ll still be able to keep an eye on the kids but have a separate area in
which the adults can relax and talk. Airflow is good and a relatively good
amount of privacy is maintained. You will, however, have to organise some other
form of entertainment because guests are not going to miss the blinds as they
might have the glass.
To Divide a Room
Perhaps you have a great open-plan living space. These are a lot of fun but
can be inconvenient at times. If, for example, you have a bachelor pad, you
don’t necessarily want guests to see where you sleep. An answer to this problem
is to have bifold
shutters Brisbane installed. Pull them out to full length for complete
privacy or simply fold them away if you want more space.
There are several applications to internal blinds and we simply don’t have
the space here to discuss all of them. They do provide a useful solution to
those looking to create an elegant and practical décor solution.
Most of us like our privacy and at times, we will
go to great lengths to protect our privacy. Privacy is especially important
when it comes to your home. You can ensure your privacy at home in various ways
but the most important is probably to make sure that people cannot see into
your home. When it comes to privacy, window dressings are very important. There
are several ways to dress windows:
These privacy screens Brisbane are generally placed on the outside of the structure. They
not only provide privacy but also provide some protection from the elements, in
particular protection from the sun. These screens come in a variety of
different styles and colours and can be made to fit in with the overall look of
the building. These are especially effective in apartment building where it is
necessary to shield your windows from buildings that overlook them. These
screens are usually fixed.
Shutters are another alternative that can be placed on the exterior or interior
of the building and they also provide a great deal of privacy. They come in a
range of different finishes and styles and can be fixed or movable. Shutters
often have louvres that are movable and so you can open or close them according
to your needs.
Blinds are usually hung inside the window and come in a range of different
styles. Venetian blinds are ideal for those looking for a crisper, contemporary
feel whereas fabric blinds give a softer feel. Fabric blinds can be translucent
enough to allow light through and yet opaque enough to provide complete
privacy. You also get blinds that have the express purpose of cutting out UV
radiation but still allow you to see the view outside – the privacy offered by
these blinds is not as complete as you get from aluminium shutter Brisbane but they do have some great advantages. It really depends
on what you are wanting out of your blinds.
All in all, you can also look at the more traditional window dressings like
curtains but blinds do offer a compact and complete solution that is quite cost
effective as well. Add to this that blinds are pretty easy to install and you
have a complete solution. At the end of the day, you need to take into account
what your actual needs are in terms of privacy and the kind of look that you
are hoping to achieve before making your final decision.
When you are looking to give your
interior décor a lift or furnishing a new home there are some very easy and
functional ways to do this. Every home needs window coverings and choosing the
right ones to suit your style, preference and needs can be simple when you know
what to look for. There are many different kinds of window coverings on offer.
One of the more popular styles is venetian blinds, in particular, timber
venetian blinds. If you want to know a little more about timber venetian blinds
and what they can do for your home, keep reading.
Why timber venetian blinds?
If you are looking for a window covering that adds style to your home, whether
modern or traditional, timber
venetians Brisbane have you covered. Timber venetian blinds not only add a
certain warmth to any room with its natural tones and finishes, it gives a
feeling of natures beauty right there in the room. There is no doubt that
timber and timber venetian blinds are beautiful, but what of the functional
Along with adding a wonderful ambience to your home, timber blinds offer many
useful values too. Of course there is the more obvious benefits such as timber
blinds being added to windows to block out unwanted light. This serves to
protect furniture from sun damage and also to create the preferred mood in a
room via lighting control. Privacy is also one of the main reasons timber
venetian blinds are added to windows. They prevent people from being able to
see inside your home either during the day or at night offering piece of mind
that your family and valuables are safe from prying eyes. But there are a
couple of other benefits you may not know timber venetian blinds can offer.
Wood is a natural insulator and so in adding timber
blinds Brisbane to your windows you add some extra climate control to the
room. Keeping blinds closed on colder nights means there is some warmth kept
within the room and during hotter months, blinds can be closed to keep out the
hot, harsh rays of the sun. With this insulation also comes the benefit of
blocking out excess noise pollution. Noisy neighbours or cars rushing by need
not be a problem when you have timber venetian blinds installed in your home.
There is every reason to add these stunning blinds to your home. Organise for a
free measure and quote so you can be on your way to enjoying all the benefits
of timber venetian blinds.
The right kind of
With almost three decades of experience in the industry, Image Blinds has
become a trusted and reputable brand in South East Queensland. By focusing on
the local market this family based company has gone from strength to strength
in building a loyal customer base. Image Blinds take a lot of pride in offering
top-class service and have found that this is the best way to grow their
business – satisfied clients refer a lot of new clients for them. Largely
considered the go-to place for Timber
Venetians Brisbane and just about any other type of blind that you could
want, Image Blinds uses quality materials to make up their blinds.
Denise had all but given up finding the perfect blinds for her living room when
she came across Image Blind’s website. "I called up immediately and set up
an appointment for them to come and take the measurements." For Denise,
who really has no head for DIY, having them coming in to do everything from
start to finish was perfect. "Not everyone is cut out for DIY projects and
I admit that a professional blind supplier simply has to offer an installation
service as well. The great range on offer by Image Blinds was perfect for me –
they were the first place to offer what I was actually looking for."
Denise was looking for timber blinds because she felt that a metallic finish
would be too cool and clinical. Her problem elsewhere was finding a finish that
was suitably warm and stylish but still up to date. When it comes to timber
Venetian blinds, finish is especially important – it can make or break the
whole look of the room.
The staff at Image Blinds understand the importance of getting the look and
finish right. They also understand the importance of quality and the company is
proud of its proven track record of quality service and quality products at
reasonable prices. Quality is assured because the company chooses only the best
suppliers and their buying power allows them to offer this quality at a decent
price. The company stands behind its products 100% and guarantees that, should
there be a problem, it will be fixed with no muss and no fuss.
Mistakes are unlikely because of the highly trained staff and committed
suppliers. Image Blinds is not a fly-by-night operation – they are experts in
their field and can back up their quality guarantee. The range is huge – if a
product is not stocked by Image Blinds, it is probably not worth getting at
all. If they do not have what you want, they will certainly look into getting
it for you – as long as the quality is right.
Shaun thought that the best part of his whole experience was the friendly and
expert service that he received. "I am a DIY enthusiast and had hung
blinds before but still got some great tips for my new blinds from the
staff." He had chosen timber
blinds Brisbane because he loves a more natural finish when it comes to
décor. He was astounded by the range offered – he didn’t even bother to look
any further – he figured that a company with a range like that would have the
best of everything. Shaun said that he would enthusiastically endorse Image
Blinds at any time.