The Best Blinds For Bay Windows
11th March 2019
Much of the British population lives in Victorian houses, as they were built to last and have never gone out of fashion. Their beautiful stained glass doorways, coloured brickwork, and bay windows make them popular with buyers. If you own a home with bay windows, you may be wondering how to complement your bay windows with your blinds effectively. There are many different variations of bay windows, from angled bay to bow bay windows. Due to the different types of bay windows, it’s important to bespoke-make your blinds so they will fit perfectly and open without getting caught on anything. The Best…
How To Make Sure Your Window Blinds Are Child-Safe
26th February 2019
Many parents, even the most conscientious mums and dads, often fail to realise the dangers of corded blinds. A study showed that in the last 25 years, there have been 17,000 cases of children being injured by blinds – as well as 300 cases resulting in death. Surprisingly, it took until 2014 for detailed requirements and compulsory warnings to be implemented on blind products across the UK. Blinds must now have no accessible cords or must be supplied with child safety devices to be fitted by whoever installs them. Being a family-run business, we know how important the safety of your…
Can Blinds Reduce Noise?
11th January 2019
If you live on a busy road or just want to muffle sound in street-facing rooms, some window coverings can actually help to reduce noise. Now, although they won’t completely soundproof your rooms, they can make a noticeable improvement and help to achieve a more peaceful home. Take a look below at some of the top choices of window coverings for reducing noise. The 4 Best Sound Absorbing Blinds: Honeycomb blinds The best blinds for soundproofing are also the best option for insulating: duette blinds. It is their unique honeycomb pocket structure which aids both insulation and soundproofing. The…
Which Blinds Are The Best For Winter?
12th December 2018
With winter underway, you are probably feeling the cold and cranking the heating up. However, with a considerable amount of heat lost through your windows, you could be spending unnecessary amounts on your bills. Whilst thicker glazing will help reduce heat loss and draughts, a less expensive alternative which can still make a positive contribution is new, energy efficient blinds. Let’s take a look at some of the best kinds of blind for keeping warm in winter. Romans Roman blinds are a stylish option and also a popular choice for keeping a room cosy. Romans are available in a variety…
Blinds vs Curtains: Which is Best?
30th November 2018
If you are looking to refresh your window coverings, you will be faced with the tricky decision on whether to choose blinds or curtains. Both options will offer you increased privacy, light control and can enhance the aesthetics of your room. Often, the choice between the two will come down to personal preference. However, there are some distinct differences between curtains and blinds which can help you make a decision, and which we’ll explore in this article. Style The difference in aesthetics between curtains and blinds is often the biggest influence when it comes to making your selection. Generally…
How Does Artificial Light Affect Our Bodies?
31st October 2018
The positive effects of being out in nature with fresh air and natural light are widely reported, but with most of us working indoors during the week, more and more people spend their time under artificial lights. So, what are the effects of artificial light on the human body? In this article, we’ll look at some of the research. Light and our body clock Our bodies rely on an internal body clock to regulate our days – this is also known as our circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm keeps us roughly in line with a 24 hour day but, although…
Shutters Vs Blinds: A Complete Guide
12th September 2018
If you are looking for new, stylish window coverings for your home and have already decided you don’t want to opt for curtains, blinds and shutters are both great options. Many people don’t quite realise the variety available with blinds and even more, don’t realise shutters are also a viable choice. To help you understand the options open to you and your home, we’ll be looking at some of the features of blinds and shutters and comparing the two. Control Both shutters and blinds can offer excellent light control and privacy. With the slat design of shutters, Venetian blinds and…
The Benefits of Independent Blinds Suppliers
12th August 2018
How Do Independent Blinds Suppliers Compare To Big Companies? If you have decided that your home needs some sprucing up in the form of some stylish, fresh, new blinds then you will likely be thinking – where should I start my search? When it comes to finding and buying blinds, you have a few options: megastores, online or local independent suppliers. In this article, we’ll be seeing how these options compare as well as considering the benefits of choosing a local independent blind supplier. Customer Service Customer service can make your buying experience pleasant and simple or frustrating and long-winded….
What Are The Benefits Of Electric Blinds?
13th July 2018
For the most convenient and energy efficient window coverings, electric blinds are the ideal solution. Despite this type of blind becoming more and more popular, many people still discount it without understanding its benefits, thinking it is an extravagance rather than a highly practical addition to the home. To help you find out more about this versatile blind and decide whether it’s for you, we’ve put together the top five advantages of electric blinds. Why Purchase Motorised Blinds? 1. Convenient Probably the most lauded benefit of electric blinds is the superior convenience they offer. Motorised blinds allow you to open…
How To Control Your Home’s Temperature With Blinds
11th June 2018
Keeping your house at a pleasant temperature throughout all seasons is vital for staying comfortable. However, achieving a cool living space in summer and a cosy one in winter can be harder than it first appears. What’s more, with different rooms in your home facing different directions, you can easily find that a south facing bedroom stays warm and sunny whereas a north facing living room is always on the cool side. Windows are a large source of heat gain and loss in the home. However, by choosing the right window coverings, you can greatly improve your control of temperature and…