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Venetian Blinds Options for the Discerning Buyer

Venetian Blinds Options for the Discerning Buyer

September 2011

Open the Blinds on Indoor Shutters

September 26th, 2011, 23:02

By @ September 26th, 2011, 23:02 in General

Traditionally, we view shutters as an outdoor feature on house. Having shutters inside may seem excessive but they can actually be a great décor feature indoors and have several advantages over blinds. Of course, you should lose the idea that shutters are only for windows – with today’s technological advances, you can have shutters that are light-weight enough to be able to span larger areas and so can be applied to different structures. One such idea is to use shutters as privacy screens. Close off parts of your open-plan home when guests visit by pulling your shutter doors across and then revert to open plan living when your guests leave. Shutters provide the ideal balance between privacy and light and can close off parts of a room and still let through enough light to create a feeling of space.

Shutters used indoors can also be used as wardrobe doors for the same reason. In terms of indoor use, we traditionally use blinds in Australia. Blinds are great for windows but are not very good as good at creating a free-standing privacy screen in a house. In this case, shutters are definitely better. If you are considering shutters for your windows, it is a good idea to search online for design options. At the same time, run a search about blinds, using, for example,
Blinds Brisbane as your search term. This will allow you to compare the two side by side.

The search for shutters could be kicked off with a search term like
Shutters Brisbane. When considering indoor shutters, you need to understand that they are more expensive than blinds but that they have additional benefits. For control of light and noise, shutters are hard to beat. You might consider shutters on a window that overlooks a very noisy and bright street. Shutters can, because they are so much thicker than blinds, block out a lot more light and muffle sound coming from the street. They still allow a free flow of air through them and so allow you to take advantage of any natural breezes.

Shutters are also a lot more permanent than blinds – shutters are considered fixtures whereas blinds can be taken with when you move out – and so can add value to the property. You can also expect them to last a lot longer. In general, a shutter is more classical than a blind and so will not date as quickly. They may also lend themselves to a wider range of décor. At the end, there are a lot of choices when it comes to blinds and shutters – with a little research, you can choose the best option for you.

What is the Difference Between Shutters and Blinds?

September 12th, 2011, 21:21

By @ September 12th, 2011, 21:21 in General

Shutters are shutters and blinds are blinds. True, but what is the difference? Let’s compare each function. Shutters can be made for both inside the home and for exterior doors and windows. Blinds are generally only used indoors.

The Australian summer climate is often the time when home owners contemplate whether or not to invest in blinds. There are several blinds manufactures in Australia. For instance, if you live in Brisbane, an online Google search for ‘
blinds Brisbane’ will produce a wide selection of companies that give advice on the right type of blind for your circumstances. There are several kinds of blinds, such as Venetian blinds, roller blinds and vertical blinds. There are many more designs to suit all tastes and pockets.

To get back to the difference—blinds are installed in a window instead of curtains, although some home owners opt for both at the same time, purely for decorative purposes. The slats on blinds are usually of a lighter material than shutters, which tend to be thicker and wider, the reason being that shutters are generally used outdoors and need to be sturdier to stand up to the elements. When a home is for sale, shutters are considered fixture, but blinds, like curtains can be removed.

Each slat in blinds is normally tied together with a string material, which is pulled in order to open and close the blinds. On the other hand, shutters are pulled open or close and generally swing in an out. The slats in blinds are made to overlap, which means that some light might still penetrate a room. Shutters are better for keeping out the light.

Shutters are more expensive that blinds. This is because they are made of stronger and thicker material. Shutters, being heavier, are not an ideal choice for inside a home. Blinds are generally the obvious option for the interior windows of homes and offices. This doesn’t entirely mean that shutters aren’t used inside a home. In fact, they are becoming popular installations in designer homes. Shutter panels and doors function well in bedrooms where there are walk-in wardrobes and can be used in the place of cupboard doors. They allow for privacy and can be opened or closed whenever the need arises. A search for ‘
shutters Brisbane’ will provide you with hours of information that will help you decide whether shutters of blinds will be best for your home and which designs will add quality to your rooms.

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