Improve your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds

Improve your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds
2015 has been one of the wettest summers in over a century, and with the unseasonably cool weather we’re having right now, meteorologists are predicting that autumn will arrive early in the UK this year. For homeowners, this means that now is a good time to consider getting an early start on energy efficiency projects that will also improve the look of your home. Following are some window treatments to consider for energy efficiency as summer turns to autumn.

Roman blinds. These are available in a variety of colours and fabrics; you can go lighter or darker, thinner or heavier and they can even be custom-designed to match your home’s colour scheme. Make sure to work with a company offering the services of a professional seamstress.

Roller blinds. The primary energy efficiency advantage of roller blinds is the fact that it is all one piece, so there are no slats between which drafts can come in, and any potential for indoor warmth to be lost to heat transfer during cold weather will be significantly reduced with roller blinds covering the windows. Available patterns and colours will complement virtually any home décor, particularly those which are traditional or retro-chic.

Vertical blinds. These might not seem like such an obvious choice when it comes to energy efficiency, but vertical blinds offer advantages due to both their thickness and the fact that a set of vertical blinds typically has fewer slats than Venetian blinds, which means that there is a proportionally lower potential for air leaks. As with other blinds, different colours and thicknesses also provide different grades of protection from hot and cold outside temperatures.

Plantation shutters. As the name implies, plantation shutters were originally used as an exterior window covering in hot environments in order to provide some coolness indoors. Nowadays, they are widely used indoors for shade and protection from heat and cold. With plantation shutters, unlike other types of blinds, you sacrifice much less privacy by adjusting them; by leaving them over your windows, even with the slats open, you enjoy a greater amount of privacy compared to other types of open blinds.

When shopping for new blinds for your home, make sure that you’re getting the best quality made-to-measure blinds so that you will enjoy the full benefit in terms of energy efficiency. The Beautiful Blind Company, based in the North East in Redcar, is fully committed to providing you with the perfect made-to-measure blinds for your home.

Contact us today to learn more about how we work with you to produce blinds to meet your exact requirements so that you can enjoy the look of your windows while keeping heating and cooling bills low.

For more information or to request a free quote, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Blind Company website.

Made-to-Measure Blinds – Freshen Up the Home Décor

Made-to-Measure Blinds – Freshen Up the Home Décor
Spring is the ideal time of year for removing clutter and embracing an “out with the old, in with the new” philosophy: with the weather being neither too warm nor too cold, the time has come to open up the doors and windows and let in fresh air while cleaning off the dust and getting rid of items that are past their useful life.

For many homeowners, this also means rethinking the home décor. If you feel that your home or conservatory is ready for a facelift, keep in mind that high-quality, made-to-measure blinds will do just as much as new furniture or decorations to improve the look of your home and conservatory.

You might begin by emboldening the look of the conservatory with a set of brightly coloured conservatory blinds that will look spectacular against the white trim. Pastel colours in particular provide a soft look in all seasons and allow for light to pass through without causing the room to feel too warm in the summer months. When considering your options, be sure that your final decision is a good fit for your conservatory’s existing décor.

If your conservatory has not yet been completed and you haven’t already decided on the colour or style of furnishings, then consider all of these at once so that your new conservatory blinds and furnishings will both contribute to the desired look and feel of the conservatory.

Traditionally used externally as a window covering in hot climates, plantation shutters have come into fashion as an interior window covering because of their appealing combination of looks and practicality. Plantation shutters add texture and depth to any room and set off the windows even better than standard window treatments.

They are also highly functional and improve energy efficiency by blocking drafts in winter and heat in the summer, both physically and by providing shade. In any season, they also provide privacy without blocking the view from within the home. Stained wood shutters look equally well against white or stained trim, and any natural colour for the walls will complete a traditional colour scheme. For more modern tastes, consider white plantation shutters, or shutters with a light stain, as a complement to light-coloured walls and a few well-chosen accent pieces.

Shutters may be full-length, café-style (which leave the top half of the window uncovered, allowing light to come in while the shutters are closed for privacy) or tier-on-tier, covering the upper and lower halves of the window so that they can be opened and closed individually for the desired amount of light and privacy. Shutters are also just as easy to clean as traditional blinds: one quick wipe with a cloth or brush with a feather duster and you’re done!

Wood shutters can also be measured to fit doors opening up onto the front lawn or garden, offering many of the same benefits as plantation shutters for windows. Likewise, conservatory blinds should always be made-to-measure to ensure the perfect fit for each section of the conservatory.  For a fresh, new look to the home or conservatory that will delight the family and visitors alike, custom shutters and conservatory blinds may be exactly what you need.

Consider looking for a company like The Beautiful Blind Company who specialise in conservatory roof blinds, conservatory blinds, plantation shutters and all other types of made to measure blinds.  They can supply and fit all types of blinds for your home and office, with each blind made to your exact requirements. They be contacted on 01642 688049 or visit their website; http://www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com – for further information.

Business:             The Beautiful Blind Company

URL:                       http://www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com/

Made-to-Measure Blinds for the Windows You Want

Made-to-Measure Blinds for the Windows You Want
Even though autumn is here and winter will soon be upon us, it’s still not too late to consider replacement windows throughout the home. For some homeowners, the decision isn’t about whether it’s time to replace the windows (in many older homes with the original windows, the answer is a resounding “yes”) but what to do next. Some people might worry about their decision being determined by the window treatment options available for the windows they are interested in as replacements. There is no reason to let this be a limiting factor, because a number of reputable companies offer made-to-measure blinds for unusually-sized or unusually-shaped windows in the home and conservatory.

You might be thinking that for both windows and window dressings, you’re limited only to the inventory available at your local home improvement shop, but nothing could be further from the truth. It is becoming more and more common for homeowners to custom-order everything for their home from windows themselves to luxury bathroom upgrades. If you’re interested in a particular type of window that you think will suit your home particularly well and even improve how it looks from the street, then don’t hold back! The right supplier of made-to-measure blinds will be prepared to offer you a quote based on the window’s measurements and the type of blinds you would like to install.

If your home has a conservatory, then conservatory blinds are an excellent way to improve energy efficiency in the space, allowing you to use your conservatory all through the year. If you’re worried about the cold coming in through the glass, opt for blinds in thick materials which will prevent air currents from passing through or heat being lost through the glass panes.

The Beautiful Blind Company is a family-run business in the North East specialising in made-to-measure window blinds and conservatory blinds. With our expertise and commitment to providing the best possible service on every installation, you’re certain to love the bespoke blinds you order from us. For more information or to request a free quote, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Blind Company website.

Business:             Beautiful Blind Company

URL:                       www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com

Improve Your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds

Improve Your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds
Summer is the perfect time of year for tackling light home improvement projects such as the installation of new blinds. If your home or flat needs a facelift, consider what a difference new blinds and perhaps also a fresh coat of paint will make and how much more comfortable you will be in your home environment once the job is done.

New blinds come in a wide variety of styles and colours, and what will work best in your home depends largely on the number of windows you have – and, thus, the amount of natural light you have. If your prefer blinds in lighter colours which won’t overly darken the room, simply opt for a thicker material like what is typically used for Roman blinds, paper blinds and high-quality Venetian blinds.  No matter what your preference may be in terms of looks, made-to-measure blinds can also improve energy efficiency by providing shade in the summer months and blocking drafts in the winter.

When considering the options available to you, it is of the utmost importance to know how you want your new blinds to fit the windows in your home, and this is where made-to-measure blinds come in. For recessed windows, you will want to choose the exact area you want covered by blinds (normally only the recessed area) so that they will hang straight and complement an attractive window treatment. Reputable companies will allow you to take window measurements and then provide you with a quote for bespoke blinds that will fit any window in your home perfectly, no matter the shape or size.

The Beautiful Blind Company has been in the business of building and installing made-to-measure blinds in residential and commercial settings for over 25 years. Our Perfect Fit blinds can be measured to fit virtually any window, including conservatory roof windows, without drilling into your window frames or otherwise taking away from the attractiveness of your home. We’re certain that you will be absolutely thrilled to see what a dramatic improvement in the look of your home can result from such a simple change!

Let our fully trained staff guide you toward the perfect set of made-to-measure blinds for your home today. To learn more or to request a free quote, call us on 01642 688049 or visit www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com
Business:             The Beautiful Blind Company

URL:                       www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com

Made-to-Measure Blinds Keep Homes Cooler in Summer

Made-to-Measure Blinds Keep Homes Cooler in Summer
Summer weather is on its way to the UK, and that means it’s time for smart homeowners and flat dwellers to make sure they are doing everything they can to keep their homes as cool as possible this summer.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, most people can expect to save anywhere from £10 to £50 per year on their utility bills simply by draught-proofing around windows and exterior doors. Those with a bigger budget might consider having double-glazed windows installed, but for many, this is simply too much of an undertaking both financially and logistically.

Yet another way to keep your home cool in the summer is simply by ordering made-to-measure blinds for the windows and exterior doors which provide superior coverage and insulation compared to most models available in home improvement stores.

When it comes to keeping the home cooler in the summer, the benefits of made-to-measure blinds are twofold: darker colours will block out more sunlight, and made-to-measure blinds will cover the windows and doors more completely, allowing fewer rays of sunlight to enter through cracks or around the edges of blinds.  Types of blinds that one might consider for this purpose include pleated blinds and blinds which are custom built to fit the window with their own frame. Many excellent models are available which do not require drilling into your existing windows or otherwise voiding the warranty, so if you do already have plans to install replacement windows, then custom blinds would be ideal!

The Beautiful Blind Company has been installing made-to-measure blinds in homes and offices in the Northeast for many years. Our Redcar-based installers provide an excellent service and will install our Perfect Fit blinds, or any other blinds you might select from our range of products, to meet your exact requirements.

For more information on how we can help you improve energy efficiency and keep your home comfortably cool all summer long, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com

Business: The Beautiful Blind Company

URL:         www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com

Made-to-Measure Blinds. Freshen Up the Home Décor

Freshen Up the Home Décor with Made-to-Measure Blinds
Spring is the ideal time of year for removing clutter and embracing an “out with the old, in with the new” philosophy: with the weather being neither too warm nor too cold, the time has come to open up the doors and windows and let in fresh air while cleaning off the dust and getting rid of items that are past their useful life.

For many homeowners, this also means rethinking the home décor. If you feel that your home or conservatory is ready for a facelift, keep in mind that high-quality, made-to-measure blinds will do just as much as new furniture or decorations to improve the look of your home and conservatory.

You might begin by emboldening the look of the conservatory with a set of brightly coloured conservatory blinds that will look spectacular against the white trim. Pastel colours in particular provide a soft look in all seasons and allow for light to pass through without causing the room to feel too warm in the summer months. When considering your options, be sure that your final decision is a good fit for your conservatory’s existing décor.

If your conservatory has not yet been completed and you haven’t already decided on the colour or style of furnishings, then consider all of these at once so that your new conservatory blinds and furnishings will both contribute to the desired look and feel of the conservatory.

Traditionally used externally as a window covering in hot climates, plantation shutters have come into fashion as an interior window covering because of their appealing combination of looks and practicality. Plantation shutters add texture and depth to any room and set off the windows even better than standard window treatments.

They are also highly functional and improve energy efficiency by blocking drafts in winter and heat in the summer, both physically and by providing shade. In any season, they also provide privacy without blocking the view from within the home. Stained wood shutters look equally well against white or stained trim, and any natural colour for the walls will complete a traditional colour scheme. For more modern tastes, consider white plantation shutters, or shutters with a light stain, as a complement to light-coloured walls and a few well-chosen accent pieces.

Shutters may be full-length, café-style (which leave the top half of the window uncovered, allowing light to come in while the shutters are closed for privacy) or tier-on-tier, covering the upper and lower halves of the window so that they can be opened and closed individually for the desired amount of light and privacy. Shutters are also just as easy to clean as traditional blinds: one quick wipe with a cloth or brush with a feather duster and you’re done!

Wood shutters can also be measured to fit doors opening up onto the front lawn or garden, offering many of the same benefits as plantation shutters for windows. Likewise, conservatory blinds should always be made-to-measure to ensure the perfect fit for each section of the conservatory.  For a fresh, new look to the home or conservatory that will delight the family and visitors alike, custom shutters and conservatory blinds may be exactly what you need.

Consider looking for a company like The Beautiful Blind Company who specialise in conservatory roof blinds, conservatory blinds, plantation shutters and all other types of made to measure blinds.  They can supply and fit all types of blinds for your home and office, with each blind made to your exact requirements. They be contacted on 01642 688049 or visit their website; http://www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com – for further information.

Business:             The Beautiful Blind Company

URL:                       http://www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com/

Made-to-Measure Blinds – Improve the Look of Your Home

Improve the Look of Your Home with Made-to-Measure Blinds
One of the most enjoyable parts of home ownership is being able to make the place your own through original interior design ideas. The decisions you make regarding window treatments can depend on a variety of factors such as the presence of children and/or pets in the home, how much light you want to have in that space and aesthetic appeal. Blinds are far and away the most popular window treatment option, and following are some considerations for how made-to-measure blinds can help to make the most of the space you have.

Venetian blinds
These are the most commonly used blinds, and styles range from inexpensive and flimsy to a somewhat more expensive but much more attractive and durable version which the Americans call “plantation blinds.” Venetian blinds allow for more or less light from outside without sacrificing privacy, and well-constructed wooden or plastic blinds with thick slats can help to lower heating and cooling costs by providing more shade in the summer and by blocking drafts in winter more effectively than other window treatments.

Roller blinds
Roller blinds and curtains were the go-to window treatment before Venetian blinds became popular in homes, but they are now enjoying resurgence in popularity thanks to the newly available variety of textures and prints. Do you have a window looking out over the garden in an otherwise boring kitchen sink area? Jazz it up with a roller blind in a bold colour or even one with a garden pattern that will catch the eye of whoever walks into the kitchen and also remind them of the equally lovely view on the other side!

Conservatory blinds
These are clearly only a need in homes with a conservatory, but necessary in the conservatory they most certainly are. If you are thinking of adding a conservatory to your home, you will want to plan for blinds to go around the entire room for privacy, energy efficiency and shade as needed. Styles vary widely, but roller blinds and pleated blinds are generally the best options for the conservatory roof.

Much like the furnishings and the paint colours, the window treatments you choose for your home contribute significantly to the look and feel of each room. For flexibility in terms of shade and privacy and a cleanness of line which curtains simply cannot match, made-to-measure blinds are the way to go.

So if you are searching for more information on adding new or replacement blinds for your home or property then why not contact the Beautiful Blind Company, a UK company with over 30 years-experience in the industry creating made to measure blinds & shutters.

A family run business located in the North East of the UK, they are passionate about the service provided to all our customers, large or small. The Beautiful Blind Company supply and fit all types of blinds for your home and office. We specialise in conservatory roof blinds and conservatory blinds and each blind is made to your exact requirements.

The company moto is, Simplicity, No hidden extras or gimmicks. We measure your blinds, give you the price with a great service for your blind requirements. Simple!

Business:             The Beautiful Blind Company

URL:                       http://www.thebeautifulblindcompany.com/