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Date: 17th November 2014

Category: Blackout blinds

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Blinds can provide stylish window furnishings throughout your home while delivering on practicality and affordability. With their low maintenance and adaptable qualities, more and more homeowners are opting for roller blinds designed for their kitchens, bathrooms or home offices. Being a very lightweight option, roller blinds are easy to install and remove so you don’t have to worry about spending hours putting them up and being unable to replace them if you wish to renovate in the future.

Roller Blinds

Their design consists of a stiff square piece of fabric attached to an aluminum rolled tube finished with a chain pulley system which rolls the fabric either up or down to your desired level. You can cover up the entire window by pulling the tube down or expose it by rolling the fabric up to the top, controlling the amount of light within the room and protecting your privacy (depending on which fabric you choose).

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Roller blinds can soundproof your room from any excessive noise and add to the overall thermal insulation of your home, saving you money on energy bills in the process.

The flexibility of their design means they can fit almost all windows, as they can be fixed either inside the window frame, against the window or set forwards into the side of the recess, or outside the window above the recess. You can choose from lots of different fabrics, trims, shaped edges and finishes to find a design which best suits your requirements. The material your roller blinds are made from can determine their function and applicability to ensure you get the most from your investment. Typically, roller blinds are made out of cotton, linen, polyester or flax which are available in different densities and structure depending on your specifications.

Some are made from blackout material which completely blocks the light and vision when lowered to cover the window area. Therefore, it is the best option for the rooms within your home where protecting your privacy is crucial, such as the bedroom or bathroom, as well as those you need to keep warm or cool due to the excellent insulating properties. The thermal backing of the blackout material not only blocks light from entering the room but reflects heat back into the room during the cold winter months and reflects heat off in the summer.

Translucent fabric is another popular fabric used for roller blinds as it allows the light in while keeping your privacy protected. The design of sheer roller blinds allows you to see out during the day while your neighbours can’t look in and vice versa, making it the perfect option for areas where privacy is an issue.

There are a selection of options for the design of the bottom of your blinds, including:

– Straight bottom bar

– Eyelets

– -Cafe rod

– Shapes and braiding

– Sewn bottom bar

– Push in bottom bar

– Contemporary finish bottom bar

A safety connector can be attached to the set of blinds which breaks the chain link if excessive weight is applied to the cord; a particularly important feature if you have children.

So, for a cost-effective option which delivers on style and practicality, look no further than the highly efficient roller blind design. Whether you require shade, an elegant furnishing for your window or need to block out excessive sun (or even all three), the roller is the easiest and most affordable way to complete your window frames.

Simply contact our expert team at Kingston Blinds Direct today for further information on any of the quality roller blind designs and safety parts we supply – we are always happy to help with any enquiry.

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