What are the pros and cons of made to measure blinds?
Rather than shelling out a hefty cost to renovate your home, subtle changes such as dressing your windows with fresh new blinds can instantly transform the look of your property. If you have decided to update the blinds in your home, you must begin by choosing between off the shelf or made to measure designs, as these are typically the two main options available to you.
Whilst ready made blinds are usually quicker to choose and cheaper to purchase, they lack the bespoke sizing and installation process which made to measure blinds are popular for. The versatility of made to measure blinds means you can have a product tailored to your exact needs, with quality fabrics and custom fitting guaranteed.
Prior to investing your money into a new set of blinds, it’s important to be fully clued up on what the product is and how your home can benefit from it. This article will discuss the pros and cons of made to measure blinds, so you can learn more about the process and the options available to you.
Bespoke size and fit
The ‘one size fits all’ approach to dressing windows cannot be applied to every home as the shape and size of the windows can vary dramatically. When it comes to off the shelf blinds, the standard measurements used by most blinds manufacturers do not accommodate for different window styles, affecting the overall fit.
As the name suggests, for made to measure blinds each individual window is measured to ensure the perfect fit every time. Not only does this enhance the look and finish of the blinds, but it also improves light control, energy efficiency and privacy levels in your home. Bay windows in particular can benefit from made to measure blinds as curved rails are not usually supplied, so each window panel needs to be individually measured for a custom fit.
Complete control of style
The bespoke nature of made to measure blinds means you can enjoy total freedom of fabrics, colours and linings to suit your individual requirements. Here at Kingston Blinds Direct, we offer a huge range of quality made to measure blinds, so you can find the perfect design to suit your needs, taste and budget.
If you are searching for made to measure blinds which feature a blackout lining and flame retardant material, look no further than the Marble Finesse or Toro Bisque designs from our roller blind range. Not only do both of these examples prevent any light from filtering into the room when the blind is completely closed, they also help to improve privacy and insulation levels in your home.
The look of the Marble Finesse and Toro Bisque blinds are in keeping with one of the upcoming interior design trends of 2016, as their marble effect allows you to incorporate natural elements into your home. These styles are also popular for their low maintenance, easy to clean qualities, ensuring their look doesn’t quickly diminish.
Price and time
Compared with off the shelf designs, made to measure blinds can be a more costly, time consuming process which requires regular input to ensure all your needs are met.
That said, paying a little bit extra for made to measure blinds will ensure higher quality fabrics and a perfect fit, saving you money on replacement blinds in the future. Whilst close involvement from customers may be inconvenient for some, it will guarantee a beautiful set of blinds which caters to individual needs, taste and budget.
Here at Kingston Blinds Direct, our made to measure service covers our entire range of blinds, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when coming to us! To learn more about how your home can benefit from our made to measure blinds, or for more information about any of our products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team at Kingston Blinds Direct today.