There are many ways to fit a window with a cover, and each has its own benefits.
When you’re choosing between blinds and shutters, think about each room and what the purpose of the cover is.
By making the right choice, you can increase efficiency, comfort and more, all throughout your home.
For Increasing Privacy
For maximum privacy, choose shutters or aluminium roller blinds for your windows.
With these options, you can even prevent silhouettes from being seem from the outside of your home.
Shutters allow you to let consistent light in and see outside the window without having anyone able to look in.
Roller shutters create a strong physical barrier that protects from intruders or curious cats, while allowing you to have your windows wide open on the inside.
Vertical blinds are also a great way to stay private when they are made from PVC or another metal.
For Temperature Control
To keep cool in summer, use a wooden shutter or venetian blind.
The wood will absorb more heat than fabric or metal, so you’re transferring less heat from the outside in.
Metal is a better heat conductor, so if you are perpetually cold or have lots of wind, you may want to consider aluminium shades in some rooms.
Fabric blinds are generally not good insulators, so you’ll probably want shutters or metal vertical blinds in rooms with the most sunlight, such as lounge rooms or kitchens.
For Lighting Control Whisper
Pleated blinds are a particularly stylish blind that lets light in starting from the bottom and working its way up.
This means you get the highest amount of light possible throughout the day.
For more controlled lighting, use a shade with a wand such as Plantation Shutters or classic Venetian blinds.
These will let you have full control over how much light is in the room, though it will create sun lines as the sun descends.
If you are using fabric blinds, such as Roman blinds or Roller blinds, you’ll likely want to put in curtains alongside them in bedrooms.
This will help you gain privacy and sleep in when the sun is up before you want to be.
For Separating Rooms Panel
Glides are a great way to separate a room with style.
They are long panels of fabric connected using stacks similar to vertical blinds, and can be used as doorway or closet covers.
Panel glides are best in interiors or for sliding glass doors.
Aluminium roller doors are also a way to create an indoor patio from an outdoor section.
By rolling them down on windy days, you instantly have cover and create a room.
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