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3 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Blind For Your New Home

When building a home, it can be daunting to know which blind (window dressing) to choose to go with everything else you have chosen for your new home. Therefore, this is for you as we share 3 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Blind For Your New Home.

Tip 1

What is the purpose of the window or set of doors you need to cover?

Is it an area that will require frequent moving of the blind by either opening OR moving to the side to get better access to the window or door?

If it is an area where it is to just provide privacy, you may consider using Roller Blinds. Note: the option of dual roller blinds allows you to set total block-out to the covered area.

If it is an area that will be frequently used by opening to filter light OR moving across the covered area to open access, you may consider using either Vertical Blinds, Venetian Blinds or Panel Glide Blinds.

Tip 2

What is the overall look you want to project for your home from an external and internal point of view?

For instance, if you want to enhance kerbside appeal for the front of your home – you may choose to dress the window coverings with Plantation Shutters. Plantation Shutters provide a sleek, clean, modern look to windows both internally and externally. They are available in a variety of colours and sizes to suit your window dimensions.

Saying that you do NOT need to cover the rest of your home with Plantation Shutters. You can install them for the kerb appeal and then use Roller Blinds, Venetians or Vertical Blinds throughout the rest of the home.

The key is ensuring that each room is dressed with the right window covering to suit the room it is intended for and look great overall with the rest of the home.

Tip 3

Consider ease of use/control/operation.

For the more frequently used areas which you’ll be using the Blinds, take into account the frequency that you’ll be handling those blinds to provide you with the light filtering you need, the privacy you need and the access you need.

Do you want to use blinds that involve a wand stick to turn the Vertical Blind slats to allow light in? Do you want to use a wand to move the Panels that are covering the doorway leading to the alfresco area out the back?

Do you want to use cords to adjust the right light into the study area for the Vertical Blinds?

Therefore, when choosing the right Blind, or Plantation Shutter, for your home – you need to take into account:

  • the reason for the area being covered,
  • the look you want to portray, and
  • the ease and frequency of use for the area you’re covering.
Vertical Blinds – are a popular and cheapest choice of blind. They are a throwback to old school looks BUT they provide ease of use, easy to clean and favoured by landlords for rental homes.

Roller Blinds – are also a popular choice and run by using a chain. Easy to clean, option for dual roller blinds to provide complete block-out; and an option for motorised operation with a remote.

Venetian Blinds – are available in either an aluminium or timber material. The slats run horizontally and come in a variety of blade sizes for you to choose from. Popular in home study areas, also street front-facing windows.

Panel Glide Blinds – cover larger areas of a home, i.e. doorways or a large bank of windows. Operated by using a wand to move the Panels along a slimline track to open up the area in large sections.

Most products are made and assembled on-site at our factory in Leumeah, allowing you to receive realistic lead times for when they are likely to be finished and installed at your new home.

To discuss the options available to you – as well as viewing the multitude of colours to choose from – we invite you to visit our showroom at 1/7 Hollylea Road, Leumeah. Make sure you bring your house plans, with dimensions, so we can provide you with a realistic quote on the spot.

Are you concerned this is another added expense on top of everything you need to pay for by completion? Not to worry. We offer Interest-Free Payment Plans for GEM Visa, GO Mastercard, CreditLine and Buyer’s Edge cardholders.

If you have any questions, you can contact us on 4625 3446.

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