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August 2012

Getting the Perfect Blinds for your Lifestyle

By blindsbrisbane1 - August 28th, 2012, 22:22, Category: General

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 blackout blinds.

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 available.

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.

Choosing Cellular Blinds

By blindsbrisbane1 - August 2nd, 2012, 19:46, Category: General

Developed 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.