Why Your Home Should Have Made to Measure Blinds


Hunter Douglas

Although widely adopted, and essentially unavoidable, windows come with a set of advantages and disadvantages. You wouldn't want to give up your view to the world, to deny yourself the mental and health benefits of natural sunlight, light from the moon or fresh air. However, it is impossible to ignore the potential downsides that are inherent to windows. Heat is easily transferred through windows, making your home difficult to heat in the winter and cool in the summer. The lower insulation offered by windows also translates to reduced noise dampening, meaning that you may experience higher interior volumes than you would wish when it comes to noise from outdoors. A great way to address many of these problems comes in the form of made to measure blinds.
These blinds come in a number of different styles and, because they are made to measure blinds, they can easily be chosen to perfectly match each room in your house. One of the most common types of made to measure blinds is Roman shades. When open, these shades are visually appealing due to the fact that the slats in Roman shades stack in an even manner. They make a smooth, not ribbed, presentation that stacks from the top down, allowing a greater amount of light to enter the window than traditional bottom-stacking variants. The clean lines and smooth finish that these types of blinds bring to a room make them a very popular choice when trying to add a certain touch of class to a space.
Light control and the ability to make your room more private are the two main considerations when choosing to install made to measure blinds. In addition to the classic style of Roman shades, there is also the option of looped Roman shades. Both add a certain depth to the installation space and while the classic type uses pleats, the looped type makes use of cascading folds. Another type of made to measure blinds altogether are what is called seamless shades, which have an entirely smooth facade.
The horizontal slats of made to measure blinds can come in many different materials. Some of the most common materials are wood and a variety of fabrics, such as wool, cotton, polyester and silk. In some cases, people make use of hybrid fabrics, employing a silk and cotton combo, for example. One of the perks of silk is the ability to vary the texture with different stitching. A little variation here and there can drastically alter the way your window finishing, and ultimately your entire room looks. In order to install made to measure blinds in your home you will have to either measure your windows yourself, or have a professional do it for you. Either way, make sure that you are accurate to the eighth of an inch before ordering. Particularly if you have non-standard windows, professional measuring and installing might be the best choice for you - it will certainly be the easiest!
Tami works for Norwich Sunblinds. The company offer a wide range of blinds and Awnings. When Tami is relaxing, she likes to write articles on aspects to consider before purchasing a blind or awning.

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