Everything Old Can Be New Again, Including Your Blinds

Blinds are essential in our climate to protect the interior décor and to control the flow of light and air. They also have an uncluttered, stylish look that is a perfect example of the “less is more” attitude to interior decorating. At the top end of the market they can cost many thousands of dollars, but there are also blinds for the budget conscious that still look great.

In fact, making old blinds look great again is exactly what we do at Blind Concepts. Our approach is a plus for the environment as we are recycling an existing product rather than using precious resources to create something new. It is also a boon for those wanting to save money but still have their windows looking fresh and modern.

Mass Produced, Low Cost Blinds Unlikely to Last

Everyone wants their homes to be inviting to friends and family, including people with limited financial resources. There are many low-cost options available for them to furnish and decorate their living spaces. Suppliers of budget furniture, homeware, flooring, lighting and window dressings all have cut-price products available. While these products fill a gap temporarily, they rarely last because they have been mass produced, using cheap material.

Maintenance and Replacement Restores Quality

In the case of blinds, there is another option available to homeowners that will deliver them a better quality product at a budget price. Often, blinds only look shabby because they need cleaning and some maintenance such as replacing a broken slat. This is much better than throwing blinds that are otherwise functional in a skip, which ends up in land fill.

We can restore the quality of damaged blinds by replacing slats, slat hangers, chains, cords or wands. This can be a simple repair of several slats, or the replacement of a complete set of blinds. We can also create a new style or colour scheme by using new slats in modern colours, which immediately update the room to a fashionable, contemporary look.

Suitable for Venetians and Other Types of Blinds

There are several different types of venetian blinds that respond well to replacement. We have had great success with aluminium blinds, wood composite, poly-resin and cedar types.

Our service is also suitable for verticals, timber and Holland blinds, as well as woodweave, oriental and Roman blinds.

Complete Solution for the Budget Conscious

Rather than waste money on buying cheap blinds that will not last, the homeowners will have their original blinds returned to them looking new and fresh, with all the functions operating smoothly. For those on a budget, especially if there are several windows to cover, this is an excellent option and will cost far less than buying complete sets of new blinds.

Selecting the Right Blinds

Selecting the right blind for your room or home can be a challenge. With so many styles and colours on the market you are spoilt for choice.

We hope this simple guide will assist in pinpointing which blind will be the right blind for you.

Major Blind Types

There are three major blind types used widely in Australia.

Venetian Blinds are by far the most easily recognised. They are constructed with thin slats of timber, plastic, vinyl, or metal and strung together with strings that are controlled by a side mounted chord or rotating stick. Venetian blinds can be raised or lowered and adjusted for privacy, as well as to allow in light and refreshing breezes.

Roman Blinds are a solid sheet of fabric or sometimes plastic on a single rolling mechanism installed at the top of your window. They can only be raised or lowered, using a chord.

Vertical Blinds are also installed from a single track at the top of your window or door. They comprise wide fabric slats that can be adjusted, opened, and closed from side chords.

Other Considerations

Aesthetics is not the only consideration to be made here. Other issues to ponder are how much light you wish to block, consistency, ease of use, stack height and mounting design.

Is it necessary to have a completely blacked out room? Perhaps you are looking for a suitable blind for a cinema room, or you are a shift worker.

How much space do you want a blind to take up when completely open? All blinds have what is called a stack height. Roman blinds, for example, have a very large one whereas a venetian blind has a very small one. If you have a particularly nice view for example you would want a blind with a relatively small stack height.

Is it important for your home decor to have consistency? Most people would select blinds that match throughout the house but particularly in select areas. That is, along the front of the home or in a lounge/living area, for example.

Do you possess limited mobility and perhaps need ease of adjustment? There is a range of motorised, remote controlled systems available for those hard to get at places, made especially for the physically impaired.

Blind Concepts are your one stop shop for the cleaning, repair, and restoration of all forms of blinds in the Greater Brisbane, Ipswich, and Logan suburbs.

Using the outstanding and environmentally friendly ultrasonic cleaning method we are able to remove stains, grime, and dirt from all styles of blinds quickly and efficiently.