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A Quality Facelift without the Pain
August 26th, 2012, 18:34
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
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
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
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.
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
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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