Blinds and shutters are simple and, in the long-term, cost-effective investments to keep living areas in the home insulated, without the aid of air conditioning or heating, thus helping you to cut your home energy bill. Before investing in window treatments, have your windows replaced or repaired with the help of professionals like Art Construction.
With so many styles and types of blinds, shutters, and awnings available, there is sure to be an option to suit your needs and tastes. Here are our favorite stylish window solutions for your home!
Fabric Roller Blinds
There’s nothing worse than wanting to sleep during the weekend, only to be woken up by the bright sun seeping in through the window. Fortunately, you only need to install block-out fabrics in areas like the bedroom to ensure uninterrupted sleep all morning.
Blocking out the light will also help you keep the home cool in summer as well as offering great insulation to keep your home warm in the winter. For areas where you want some natural light without the glare, opt for lighter options such as a translucent fabric for your screens, this will allow for soft natural light to filter in.
There’s a reason why Venetian blinds are seen as the classic option for stylish homes. The timber material with natural finish or stain is a flattering accessory to most homes, whether your preferred aesthetic is retro or contemporary.
The ability to regulate how much light you want to filter into your living spaces is an added bonus, as is the simple pleasure of lifting a gorgeous Venetian blind to reveal the view outside.
Opt for sleek 25mm slats or a wide slat timber blind depending on your preferred aesthetics.
Get custom-made plantation shutters specially painted to suit your style. Inwood Blinds and Awnings offers shutters for every taste. From standard designer colors, custom powder coats, to the natural wood grain look, choose the finish to suit your home’s look and style.
Apart from being customizable outdoor plantation shutters, particular ones made with aluminum and stainless steel, are long-lasting and durable. They can also be locked to ensure the security and privacy of your property.
Outdoor Patio Blinds and Awnings
Save on energy costs and ensure maximum comfort in your indoor and outdoor living areas by opting for outdoor patio blinds or awnings. With awnings, you’ll be able to weatherproof your outdoor entertaining areas from wind, rain and intense weather, which will also protect any furniture you keep stored outside.
In addition, outdoor blinds are ideal options if you want some more privacy and protection when you are out sunbathing in the summer months. You’ll also be able to help ensure indoor areas are kept cool on warmer days if you are looking for respite from the heat and midday sun.
Thought sunscreens are only for your skin? You can also get sunscreens for your house too. Sunscreens are a great option for keeping heat out of the house in the warmer months, as they stop 90% radiant energy from entering your living space.
As a result, there will be no need to crank up the air conditioning, so you’ll save on energy costs as well as retaining your gorgeous outside views.