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When we talk to our customers about blinds they’re often surprised by how versatile they can be. If you’re considering usingblinds in your homeyou might be thinking of one or two rooms. However they can be a great addition almost anywhere. You don’t have to use them on their own either, as they work well with curtains too. Here are just a few of our suggestions for the ways you can use beautiful blinds throughout your home.
Kitchens and bathrooms
These are often the first rooms people think of when they’re considering buying blinds. They’re the spaces that are most likely to have lots of moisture in the air. You can choose a blind with a beautiful design that brings colour to the room, but which is also damp resistant and easy to clean. It’s decorative but also highly practical. Blinds are also the perfect choice for a small bathroom as they can save space.
On a practical level, blinds can be safer in certain places. If you have a curtain near your gas hob there’s a risk that it could billow and catch fire. Using a blind eliminates the risk as well as giving you more space as it’s tucked away from your work surfaces.
Most people we speak to are surprised when we suggest using blinds in the bedroom. They think that even the best blinds must let in light around the edges. Blackout blinds were designed to allow you to sleep in peace even when it’s sunny outside. If you buy blinds off the shelf they’ll be cut to a standard width which might still let some light in at the sides. We offer a made to measure service so that you get theperfect fit for your windows. This type of blind is also ideal for a child’s room – all of our blinds have child safe fittings.
If you still want the look and feel of curtains in your room, you can. Blinds and curtains are perfect partners. Using a blind also allows you a greater choice of fabric for your curtains as you could choose something slightly thinner if it suits your overall scheme.
Conservatories and living rooms
You might think of a living room as being simply a place to relax, but it often ends up being more than that. It becomes a playroom for the kids, a place to fold laundry and you might even have a desk in the corner. We know that the same often applies to theconservatorytoo. Of course, you might have planned your conservatory or living area as a multi-functional space.
Using blinds can help you to create the right feel in different areas of the room. For example, you might want to create a cosy space around your sofa or armchair so you can snuggle up with a book or in front of the TV. Flowing curtains or blinds in a soft, warm colour can help to create that. You could even use the two in combination. For more functional areas, for example around your desk, blinds can create a contrast between this space and one that’s designed for relaxation. They’re also great for the kids’ play area as they’re tucked safely away.
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When you choose a new build home, it can be an exciting process. If you’ve chosen your home from the plans after viewing a show home, you could even watch it being built. The whole process gives you the ideal opportunity to create your dream home.
We think that the process should continue even after the bricks and mortar have been completed. There might be many houses on your street that have been built to the same design as yours. That doesn’t mean that you want your home to look the same as everyone else’s. Unique and distinctive decoration and furnishings can allow you to put your own stamp on the place. Here’s why we think that amade to measure blindshould be part of the plan.
Save yourself a shopping trip
When you’re getting ready to move house, the last thing you need is another job on the ‘to do’ list. Unless a trip to Ikea on a Saturday is your idea of fun, you may have better things to do. When you choose to have a made to measure blind created for your new build home, we come to you. You can look at different fabrics and designs and decide what you want without having to stand in a queue at the end of it.
Choose a made to measure blind
New build homes are created to a plan that is echoed in towns around the country. They can all start to look very similar unless you choose designs that will help them to stand out. You might love the design you find on the high street but what if all your neighbours do as well? Choosing a unique blind allows you to show your style and can completely transform the look of your home.
Get the right fit
We’ve all been there. You’ve measured your windows at home to get the sizing right. Then you find yourself standing in a shop holding your tape measure up to a ready-made blind or trying to work out whether the figures on the box are close enough to your own measurements. A made to measure blind isguaranteed to fit exactly. You won’t have to trim them yourself, which means there’s less waste too.
Start the process early
The great news about buying a new build is that you can start your interior design work before the house is even finished. Looking around a show home allows you to come up with ideas for the look you’d like to create. We visit lots of show homes locally to take accurate measurements. That way your new blinds can be ready as soon as you move in.
If you love DIY you might be perfectly happy to hang your own blinds when you first move in. On the other hand, you might want to focus on unpacking boxes and getting settled in. When we create made to measure blinds for our customers, we also come and fit them for you. It means that we can check everything fits properly and that you’re happy with our work.
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