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Venetian Blinds Options for the Discerning Buyer

Venetian Blinds Options for the Discerning Buyer

August 2012

A Quality Facelift without the Pain

August 26th, 2012, 18:34

By @ August 26th, 2012, 18:34 in General

It’s not surprising that shutters have overtaken curtains as the most desirable type of window covering for most types of windows. The minimalist look has been gathering converts for several years, and is now at the peak of its power. It’s hard to imagine that cluttered rooms filled with non-functional furniture, dust collecting knick-knacks and framed by floor length curtains once leaped out at us from the pages of the best decorating magazines. Contrast that look with the sleek, lean effect that a few pieces of stylish furniture and windows framed by quality custom shutters can produce.

Having fallen in love with the elegance of interior shutters, home owners are looking at the tired exterior of their homes, wanting to put that same elegance on display at street level. Fortunately, an Australian company that designs and manufactures interior shutters can also produce the same quality of work to dress up exterior windows and doors.
Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds have a state-of-the-art facility in South East Queensland where they produce top quality timber shutters specifically designed to suit our climate.

“Our first home was a low-set brick about 30 years old. It was a good, solid home, a bit dated inside and out, but it had a huge deck at the back. We asked Newport to install outdoor shutters to protect the deck from the western sun. Now that whole side of the house is much cooler and we spend most of our spare time out there. Newport did such a fantastic job we are getting them back to do the inside windows,” said Sanjay J.

Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds have a relentless commitment to quality and use only the best materials in the manufacture of their
shutters Gold Coast. Their exterior shutters are available in Western Red Cedar, aluminium and synthetic materials in a range of colours and sizes. The manufacturing process is subjected to rigorous quality control utilising a computer-controlled system accurate to within thousandths of a millimetre. Louvre blades are hand-sanded before assembly, and customers are able to choose from a range of custom surface finishes created in-house in their own sealed spray booths.

The rendered exterior finishes now favoured on new buildings are the perfect backdrop for Newport’s Western Red Cedar outdoor shutters. The finished product can be oiled to highlight its natural beauty, or painted to complement the rest of the exterior. All Newport’s products are fitted by their own, specially trained installers to ensure that the quality built into the manufacturing process is maintained at the site.

“We waited 15 years to build a commercial office building that suited our purpose, so we weren’t going to skimp on quality. Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds measured up everything, then came back and installed outdoor shutters and interior louvers. They did superb work; we really can’t fault any part of their process. When we invite clients to business meetings we know our presentation is professional from the car park to the front door,” said Gerry K., Gen. Man.

Your on-site consultation and measure is obligation free, so there is really no reason why you shouldn’t contact Newport Custom Shutters and Blinds and get a quote. The right shutters and blinds will give a tired property a facelift and add thousands of dollars to its value.

A Blinding Question

August 13th, 2012, 19:04

By @ August 13th, 2012, 19:04 in General

When it comes to the types of blinds you have in your home or business, there are a lot of different factors to consider. You need to look at not only the final effect that you are after but also what you are wanting from the blinds themselves. In a bedroom, for example, black out blinds may be appropriate but this may not be so in a lounge. The first consideration is whether or not you simply want to filter out light or whether or not you would like to black it out completely.

When it comes to window blinds, there are basically three main types:

1. Venetian Blinds

2. Roller Blinds

3. Roman Blinds


Venetian Blinds

These are probably the type most commonly associated with blinds. They are the blinds found in the traditional louvered slats that can be opened or closed according to how much light and privacy is required. These blinds tend to be less expensive and can be quite long-lasting. They are simple to clean and maintain and come in a variety of materials and finishes – e.g. wood or aluminium.

Roller Blinds

These are blinds that role up onto a rod out of the way. These blinds do not have louvers and are generally made from fabric – although you can get roller blinds made from light woods specially constructed from small slats so that they can be rolled. Sunshade blinds generally come in this format and allow for UV to be screened out whilst still allowing people to see out and light to come in. Once again, there are a number of different fabrics available in Roller Blinds so finding one to meet your needs is going to be fairly simple.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are also quite traditional and work by rolling or folding back sections of the blind until they form a stack. These are made out of fabric and can come in a range of designs to perfectly fit in with your chosen décor. Although practical, they tend to be used as a feature on windows and may be closed only half way to create a pleasing effect.

The type of blinds Brisbane that you end up choosing will depend largely on your personal style and the area the blinds are being used in. It is worth considering each type of blind carefully as each has its own pros and cons. It would be a mistake to simply settle on one type without considering the others.

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