How to measure for roller blinds. Before you measure up, decide which fitting option you'd prefer: inside or outside the recess. If you are going with blackout blinds we recommend choosing a blind that sits outside of the recess to block out the most light.
Best blinds for kitchens
Kitchens can get pretty steamy and humid so it's best to avoid wooden blinds as they become disfigured and crack when exposed to moisture. Aluminium venetian blinds, or polyester roller blinds, are normally the best choice as they can be easily cleaned without having to be taken down.
Functionally, Roman blinds are very robust and durable, and as the top-end blind in any seller's range, actually designed to last for longer than most other types of blinds with appropriate care!
In summary, a fabric with 'Dimout' in the name will provide a significant reduction of light transmission. A blackout fabric, will block 100% of light transmission through the fabric due to the combinations of coating on the back of the fabric.
Laminated Roller Blinds are made by heat bonding a stiffened backing cloth, either standard or blackout (white or cream) to the face material. This method is suitable for most fabric types except materials with a high synthetic content.
These window blinds are extremely durable and will last for generations. Usually, roller blinds are treated to be UV-resistant; this protects them from wearing out or fading. The material used for roller blinds, therefore, makes them longer lasting than regular curtains.
Roller blinds are an amazing addition to nearly any room in the home. They're affordable, reliable, and easy to maintain. Moreover, roller blinds last as long as a decade in many homes.
Faux-wood blinds. What blinds do not break under any but the most acute of pressures? Faux wood blinds. Faux wood blinds are, in my opinion, the most hardwearing type of blinds of all, and the blinds most well-rounded in terms of being able to handle multiple different types of challenges.
Vertical blinds offer great control for light and privacy. By drawing back the blinds you can let in maximum light, bringing the outdoors in. However, you can easily balance the need for light and privacy by angling the louvres. As well as being ideal for windows, vertical blinds also work well for bi-fold doors.
The difference between roman blinds and roller blinds are the mechanisms, the way they work and how they look. As in the name, roller blinds roll up, where as roman blind fold up. Both have chains that are used to pull up and they both sit differently.
Which are better for privacy? Venetian blinds almost win here. That's because you can tailor the amount of light that's coming through the blinds by adjusting the slats; and likewise, adjust how much privacy you get. With traditional roller blinds, you either get all or nothing when you open or close your blinds.
Measure both the width of the window and the height of the window. Consider adding an extra 3 inches to the width and height for optimum light control and privacy. Extending the blinds outside the window will also provide the space needed for the mounts and help the window appear larger than it actually is.
An over rolled blind on the face will leave a gap between the blind and the architrave, allowing a large amount of light to come in from the sides. An under rolled blind on the face however will roll as close to flush against the architrave/wall, minimising light and increasing privacy.
Whilst it's unlikely that your blinds will fade due to sun exposure, there is a risk that they may turn yellow over time – particularly if they are white. Blinds not only look great but can also serve a broad range of practical uses such as maintaining your privacy and keeping out sunlight.
One of the most versatile blind types, Roller blinds come in a range of finishes that make them ideal for use in different environments. Blackout, moisture-resistant and flame retardant options mean that these blinds are supremely practical.
Holland blinds are generally a more luxurious option as they are made from thicker fabrics and tend to be more expensive. Roller blinds are much easier to install and are generally cheaper than holland blinds.
Roman shades and roller shades are both made with a singular piece of fabric that you can raise or lower, depending on how much light and privacy you want. The difference is, roller shades have a sleek, minimalist look on a flat panel where the fabric of a Roman shade is offered in different fold styles.
Zebra Shades are a very modern alternative to a horizontal blind. Zebra Shades are Roller shades that allow you to transition between sheer and privacy. The blinds can be adjusted so that the 3" zebra stripes line up-offering privacy, light control, and insulation.
Roller Blinds laminated in your own fabric
Please note that it is not always possible to obtain an exact pattern alignment and that not all fabrics are printed square. Customers own roller blinds work with most types of fabrics. You can either supply your own fabric or we can source it for you.
Double sided roller blinds are suitable for a range of different sectors. Just a few of the different sectors and types of businesses we've worked with include Lawyers, Accountants, Hairdressers & many more!
'Dimout blinds' is the term given to any fabric that is not classed as blackout. This type of fabric can range from being very sheer, through to something that blocks 95% of the light, but doesn't make the cut to be blackout.