Blinds and Shades
With shades and blinds, you can dress your windows in a clean, orderly way. You have the option of enjoying unobstructed outdoor views, and better ability to control the light that comes in to your rooms.
Blinds are considered "hard" window treatments. Their slats, or vanes, tilt or angle to control the amount of light entering your home. They can also be fully opened, or pulled up, for an unobstructed view. Shades are "soft" window treatments that can be raised or lowered for privacy and light control. They may be opened from the bottom up or from the top down - or both.
What are the best choices for you?
Roman Shades or Blinds
When closed, a roman shade looks like a flat fabric panel. When raised, cascades of deep, horizontal folds are visible, yet the shade still presents a tidy look. Cords strung through rings on the back of the fabric give the shade its mobility. Some roman shades are made without dowels or lining, resulting in looser, puffier folds. A roman shade can be mounted inside or outside a window frame. Appropriate almost anywhere, a roman shade's level of formality is defined by fabric and trim choices. For the look of luxury without yards of flowing fabric, a roman shade is a wise choice. Roman shades also provide good sound insulation.
Horizontal venetian blinds are made from a variety of materials, so you can choose to match your room or budget. The most common materials used today are metal, wood-painted, wood-varnished & PVC. They are durable and easy to maintain while being very cost-efficient,; just wipe clean with a damp cloth. These blinds can rotate 180 degrees, giving you total light control into you home. These are suitable for all rooms in you home.
Vertical blinds are usually made from stiffened fabric. Like their horizontal counterparts, vertical blinds offer excellent privacy and light control. The vertical slats in these blinds can be twisted via rods on either side of the blinds, to vary the amount of light into your room. They are a great choice for all rooms in your home and are easy to clean and maintain: they can be wiped with a damp cloth or vacuum cleaned depending on fabric.
Roller blinds are practical, durable and great value for money. A roller blind does not have slats, but comprises of a single piece of long-lasting, specially-treated fabric that is easy to wipe down and keep clean. When raised, roller shades can virtually disappear, making them excellent choices for windows where you want to maximize the sunlight or showcase a gorgeous vista. These blinds serve a number of purposes, as blackout, see-through or as UV blinds which give privacy and protection from direct sunlight yet don’t reduce the light into your home. Because of their durability, they are ideal for all rooms.
Luxaflex's Duette® Shades, are the premier brand of ‘honeycomb’ or ‘cellular’ shades. They're made of two or more layers of pleated, reinforced fabrics bonded together and joined at the pleats to form compartments of trapped air. Durable, elegant and versatile, Duette® Shades provide the ultimate design with maximum functionality.
Because of their cellular construction, Duette® Shades have been called 'the designer alternative to double glazing' - keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer.
Available in both 10mm and 20mm cell size options.
Talk to us about blinds now on 09 425 0037 or visit us in store at 1 Elizabeth Street, Warkworth.