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A Buyers Guide To Blinds

If you’re in the market for a new set of blinds – whether for an entire brand new house or a single room – there’s a good chance that all of the options available on the market today have you overwhelmed. Thankfully, there are quite a few ways you can be guided through the complicated world of shutters and blinds whether you’re still in the research phase or ready to buy. In this article, we take a look at what you should be thinking about when you’re wanting to purchase blinds so that you can make a much more informed decision.

Ensuring you do proper research

Whether you’re looking for blinds in Tuggerah or Tamworth, there are a few easy things to keep in mind. Perhaps the most important of these is adequate research – having a good understanding of what you actually want is a good idea before you start stumbling about shops asking vague questions to confused salespeople. A great way to do this is through visual social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram, as well as some basic Google image searches. By knowing what will suit your space, you’ll be able to make a much more targeted enquiry when it comes to buy. Even if you simply show a photo on your phone, you’ll be a in a much better position than you were before. Research also extends to the actual material of your blinds, as you might also be deciding between things like plantation shutters, drapes and roman blinds. Each of these options has strengths and weaknesses, and will suit different people’s spaces for different reasons. For example, you’d likely choose very different options depending on whether it was for your home or for your business.

Factoring in windows and blind functions

After getting an idea about what kinds of blinds you’re interested in, it’s a good idea to then consider your window style. This is because your windows will often influence the kinds of products you can have installed, so staying aware of this can help you not be mucked around too much. This is obviously much easier when you’re arranging blinds for a new house as you can match things much easier, but if you’re looking for new blinds for an older home it might be a little bit more difficult. You’ll have to factor in the recesses of the windows, as a window that had no recesses wouldn’t do well with plantation shutters that required recesses (obviously). Once you understand the kind of shutter or blind you need for your space, you’ll still need to work out what kind of operation they will rely on (such as whether they’re more manual or powered). You might need motorised roller blinds in one room, for example, and chain drive-driven blinds in another room – It all depends on your needs!

Finding the right supplier for you

Once you’ve done all that research, you’ll need to make it count by finding someone reputable to purchase and/or install your property blinds. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for good blinds to be installed poorly, so you should spend a bit more time looking over reviews and asking friends and family if they have any recommendations. Then, after this stage, you’ll be able to have your blinds installed and finally enjoy them!