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Installing new blinds is a terrific way to breathe fresh life into your home. Nothing dates a room like old, dingy curtains, drapes, or blinds. While it's not the least expensive update you can make, it's also not the most expensive, and it's a relatively quick project.
Today's blinds are available in a wide variety of materials, designs, and colours. Choose from Roman blinds, woven woods, or pleated blinds. There are also vertical blinds, roller blinds, and venetian blinds. With so many options, where do you start? First, measure the window size, both inside and outside the window frame. This may help you narrow down the selection, as certain styles work better with larger or smaller windows, or ones that are vertical or horizontal in dimension. If you have a difficult-to-fit window, such as conservatory roof blinds, you might consider having a professional installer measure your windows to ensure accuracy.
Depending on the size of your window and the type of blinds you want, you may need to have them custom-made. Luckily, there are many manufacturers to choose from, whether you need custom-made or are purchasing ready-made blinds. You also have the convenience of shopping in-person, entirely online, or a combination of the two. Any style of blinds and every material is available in different price points, making it easy for you to stay within budget while finding the right design.
Once you have decided on a style of blinds, your next decision is about the material. Real wood blinds bring natural beauty into your home. Keep in mind that variations will occur with real wood, so they might not exactly match your flooring, for example. Another alternative is fabric blinds. These are available in nearly any colour imaginable, from transparent fabrics to blackout textures, solid colours to prints. Bamboo blinds provide a warm, classic look, while PVC blinds offer a more modern appeal. Many of today's materials offer stain and UV resistance, helping them retain their original beauty longer.
With any type of blinds, customers should that blinds cords can dangerous for children. posing a risk of accidental injury. Make sure to request a special cord release device that can reduce the risk of injury.