Choosing the Right Blinds for your Home

Choosing the Right Blinds for your Home

Posted 2013-09-25 by Justine Crowleyfollow
Great, multipurpose blinds here.


Having blinds installed in the home serves a multitude of purposes. For starters, greater privacy is assured. Blinds are also fantastic for keeping excessive heat out, and also add value to the home when tastefully installed. Below are some useful tips on choosing the right blinds for the home.

1. Measure and quote

You can DIY, otherwise it is actually more practical to hire someone to measure, source and install your blinds simultaneously. It can be quite cumbersome to source the right blinds to begin with. When signing up for a free measure and quote with blinds providers, you're given an opportunity to peruse a different variety of colours and shades, and also gain some expert advice.

Measure up, or youll be sorry later.


2. Always an Owner Occupier

If you know that you're not intending on renting out your home in the future; you're fine to opt with some venetian blinds. They're great for added privacy, and they're often quite fashionable. Perfect for water front and beach homes in particular. Otherwise aluminium venetians and vertical blinds are also fine. So are double blinds. If you have tiles in your living room, vertical blinds seem to blend in perfectly with such flooring arrangements. Plantation shutters are also fantastic, and again these particular blinds give your home more of a holiday feel.

Plantation Shutters


3. Renting out your home

If you know that you're going to be renting out your home, double blinds are fantastic for this future circumstance. Some tenants have a tendency to break many different types of venetian blinds. Double blinds are fantastic in such circumstances. The beauty about the latter type of blinds is that natural light is allowed during the daylight hours, while privacy is still assured.

One type of blind here is a little more tenant friendly than the other


4. Other considerations

When engaging in the services of a trades person to measure your windows, as well as source and install your blinds; ensure they only take a 10-30% deposit, and then allow you to pay the balance upon completion. It would also be helpful if they're willing to take your old blinds away afterwards.

Venetian blinds


All the very best with this simple, yet effective home improvement project.

Enjoy more privacy and more of this with the right blinds in the home


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