Archive for the 'Blinds' Category

Roller Blinds - Affordable Window Coverings

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

One of the most important aspects of making a house a home is deciding which window coverings to install.  There are many factors to consider when choosing window coverings, including the style of décor in the home, window size, and most importantly, one’s budget.  For those who desire a more affordable option, roller blinds offer [...]

DIY Tips - Measuring for Blinds

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The majority of window blinds (e.g. Roman blinds or Venetian blinds etc.,) are installed either on the wall surrounding the window or on the window frame itself.  When measuring a window for a blind, there are two main measurement types: exact or recess fittings.  Exact fitting measurements are those taken if the consumer wishes for [...]

Measuring for New Roman Blinds

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The first step when buying Roman blinds is to decide whether it is going to be positioned inside the window recess or outside.  Once this decision is made, you must measure the exact area the blind will cover. Measuring for a Roman Blind Which is to be Fitted Inside the Recess: It is best to [...]

How to Fit Blinds

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

You might think that, having chosen and paid for your new window blinds, your troubles are over. However, although it is very easy to fit blinds, there are still a few pitfalls to avoid. Here are some tips on fitting them quickly and easily. Measuring-up The most important step, before you fit your blind, is [...]

How to Decorate a Roller Blind

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Those who think of Roller Blinds as a lacklustre window covering, merely existing for function’s sake and lacking style, should reconsider.  Curtains are not the only window coverings capable of making a bold statement with patterns and colours.  For the adventurous and somewhat crafty, roller blinds can serve as a blank canvas waiting for a [...]

A Guide to Window Blind Terminology

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

When buying blinds for the first time the terminology used in sales pitches and on packaging can be confusing. It is therefore useful to understand these terms in order to ensure you make the best possible choice. Here is a guide to the most frequently used terms in window blinds. Bobble Chain This odd-sounding term [...]

Best Blinds for a Bay Window

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Bay windows have always conjured images of lazy rainy afternoons and curling up with a good book while enjoying the view.  It is hard to imagine why anyone would want to cover them.  However, although bay windows allow people to bask in the beauty of the outdoors while being indoors, they can be a source [...]

Blackout Roller Blinds and Energy Savings

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

By performing a simple experiment, one can easily see the energy saving abilities of blackout roller blinds.  Those who are interested in performing this experiment need only open the blinds on a cold winter morning and stand close to a window for a few seconds.  Even with the most energy efficient double glazed windows, one [...]

Ordering blinds from Blinds 2Go

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Blinds are a practical, attractive window treatment that work throughout the home.  Whether you choose attractive Roman-style or practical vertical, there are Blinds 2Go in every room, for every style of window.  Today’s customized blinds, from websites such as Blinds 2Go, make it easy to find blinds to fit all your windows. In the nursery, [...]

Window blinds – making a statement in the home

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tired of the same old high-maintenance window treatments that gather dust and do nothing to enhance the look of your home’s rooms?  Window blinds can be an excellent option for replacing your old, tired-looking curtains and giving your home a bright new outlook on life. With today’s environmentally friendly materials like bamboo, wood and natural, [...]