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The top 7 reasons to install blinds

2nd July 2021

Has the time come to invest in new window coverings for your home? If so, you may be considering installing blinds. Over the years, blinds have become incredibly popular, surpassing curtains as the number one type of window dressing. At UKBlinds Direct, we stock a fantastic range of blinds in Sheffield and Rotherham, with so many different styles and designs to choose from. Read on to find out why you should install blinds in your home. 

The top reasons to install blinds into your home:

The top 7 reasons to install blinds

Various styles and designs to choose from

Gone are the days when blinds were boring and beige. Blinds are now available in many different styles and an almost infinite range of designs. Popular styles include traditional roller, Roman, Venetian, and vertical, as well as more modern alternatives like Perfect Fit and Vision. Blinds come in every pattern and colour under the sun too. So, whether you’re seeking a bold design that makes a statement or you want a more subtle look, you can easily achieve your vision with blinds. 

There are many different fabrics available for blinds, including PVC, cotton, Jacquard, satin, silk, and chenille, to name a few. PVC is a very popular option due to its practicality. Since it’s so easy to clean and maintain, it’s commonly used for blinds in kitchens, bathrooms, and children’s bedrooms. 

Light control 

Unlike curtains which tend to block out natural light, blinds can allow you to control how much of it enters a room. Offering fantastic light control, they let you filter the light very efficiently. So, whether you want to bathe a room with sunlight, let in a small amount of light, or create total darkness, you can with blinds. Vertical and Venetian have always been popular styles for light control thanks to their louvres that can be angled accordingly. However, newer styles have come on the market in recent years that are arguably even better. These include innovative Vision blinds which allow you to balance light and privacy control brilliantly.  

Insulate your home 

Many people associate curtains with being the best window covering for insulating their homes. However, when you install blinds in your home it can be just as effective in many cases. Unlike curtains which only really do well at keeping the heat in, blinds can also cool rooms down when temperatures rise in the summer months. Twist vision blinds are particularly efficient at keeping homes comfortable all year round. Consisting of two individual layers of fabric, they’re able to trap and hold the heat, helping to keep a space warm or cool throughout the seasons. 

Duette Blinds arguably deliver the ultimate insulation for homes. Using a unique technology, these blinds work by creating an additional layer of protection at your windows. This not only prevents cold draughts from coming in, but reduces the amount of heat escaping from your windows by as much as 49%. 

Easy to clean 

A Guide to Cleaning Your Blinds

Blinds are very easy to clean in most cases, with many styles featuring a hard, slick surface. Often, all that’s needed is a quick wipe down with a cloth or a light vacuuming to keep them looking their best. This makes them ideal for rooms that attract mess, such as kitchens or kids bedrooms. Many people opt for wipe-clean materials such as PVC for these types of rooms. Curtains are far harder to maintain, often requiring machine-washing or even dry cleaning if they’ve developed stubborn stains. 

Simple operation 

The days of long, tangled blinds cords are far behind us. Nowadays, most blinds are cordless, making them so much easier to operate. Cordless blinds usually have a lift or tension mechanism within the headrail or the bottom rail. The cords move about inside the mechanism, allowing you to raise and lower the blinds as required. At UKBlinds, we offer cordless blinds as well as gearbox blinds. We also offer various automated blinds that make operation even simpler. Automated blinds can be opened and closed whenever you like and whenever you are using a remote or even via an app. These type of blinds are ideal for people with poor mobility or if there are numerous windows within the home.  

Child-safe blinds 

These days, most blinds are child-safe since they don’t have cords. Cordless blinds eliminate the risk of potential hazards such as becoming tangled in a cord. They are operated by simply pulling the blind, instead of relying on a cord or chain. At UKBlinds Direct, our blinds are safe for children’s bedrooms. We are fully compliant with all the relevant health and safety organisations, including The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) and their Make it Safe campaign that aims to protect children from the strangulation risks posed by blinds cords.

Prices to suit all budgets 

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Some people think blinds are expensive. However, on the contrary, they’re actually one of the more affordable window coverings on the market. At UKBlinds Direct, we supply blinds in Rotherham and Sheffield to suit all budgets. So, whether you’re trying to cut costs or you have more to spend, you can feel confident that we can supply you with top-quality blinds that you can easily afford. Our prices are some of the most competitive in South Yorkshire  

What’s more, at UKBlinds direct, we provide a free measuring and fitting service. This means that when you order your blinds directly from us, we’ll install them for you at no extra cost. Made to measure for your windows, you can look forward to your new blinds having a precise and flawless finish. Blinds come with a wide array of benefits, from light and privacy control to enhanced insulation and ease of operation.

Hopefully, this has given you the information on the top 7 reasons to install blinds in your home. If you’d like to find out more about our fantastic range of blinds in Rotherham or Sheffield don’t hesitate to get in touch. To contact us, call 0114 419 0237 or 01709 645 047 or send us a message directly through the website. We can arrange a free home visit so that one of our team can discuss your requirements with you and carry out a free measuring service for your new blinds.