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May 2012

Using Blinds to Cool your Home

By blindsbrisbane1 - May 20th, 2012, 18:10, Category: General

We 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.

Of 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.

What 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 rays.

Of 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.

Of 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.

Using Internal Aluminium Shutters in your Home

By blindsbrisbane1 - May 8th, 2012, 1:19, Category: General

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.