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Types of Internal Blinds Suited to Adelaide’s Weather

For those that watch the popular TV series, The Block, it is clear that ‘window treatment’ can be a defining factor between a good and a bad room and should not be overlooked. When deciding on what blinds to use, I highly recommend using a local company that offers all blind options so you’re not limited. For example, my friends at Bob Burns Blinds offer a wide range of installation and custom Adelaide blinds. Always look for quality, the option for customisation and a solid warranty.

Here, we are going to focus on window blinds and the different options available to help you make a decision for your home.

On the current market today, there are four basic types of blinds for residential use:

Venetian Blinds

The Venetian blinds are the most common blind used on the market today. Venetian’s consist of horizontal slats attached to each other with a single roller that lets you open and close the blinds smoothly. The beauty of the Venetian style is that you can angle the slats upwards so that there is still sunlight shining through the window.

Extensive in size and design, venetians are perfect for practically all types of rooms and home décor. You can find them made from different materials and colours. Typically they are waterproof, easy to clean and easily installed.

Vertical Blinds

Another popular style of blinds are vertical blinds. As the name insinuates, the slats are attached vertically to each other. Similarly to venetian blinds you can control the amount of sunlight passing through the slats.

The most peculiar type of blinds in the market, the name says it all: vertical blinds have slats attached vertically to each other. You can roll them so that they would open and close completely – depending on the amount of sunlight you want to get. Like all the other blinds in the list here, vertical types come in all colours and sizes. However, they are best used for floor to ceiling types of windows.

These blinds cannot be opened upwards – but you can set them aside if you don’t want them blocking the windows to let the light in. It is said that vertical blinds aren’t ideal for windows that need to be opened from the inside, but it really depends on how you proceed with the installation.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds can be rolled up and down to let the light in completely or not at all. Hence, it is not a good idea if you like to control the amount of illumination that floods into your room. Their design however is definitely more appealing than typical Venetian blinds because there are practically no slats where light can pass through, creating a ripple of protection. They would look great in rooms for the baby or perhaps a reading room where maximum light is always needed. Today, you will find numerous designs of roller blinds, perfect for all home types.


Window Blinds

Window blinds are often defined as a type of window treatment. They are incredibly versatile and make it possible for you to limit and treat the quality of light that passes through the window. Note though that there are subtypes to window blinds so if you decide on this one, it is best to consider the other options that fall within this category. Available in different colors, you should not have a problem buying window blinds that fit your home décor needs.

Of course, those are just few of the window blinds Adelaide available today. You will find that there are numerous other options such as roman blinds, cellular blinds, and sheer blinds. Consider the quality you want for your home before embarking on a search for the perfect product.

For SA residents, check out Bob Burns Blinds. They recently installed my zip screen (check out my last post) and did a wonderful job! For residents in other states, email me and I’ll shoot you some great interstate businesses that will do the job.