I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you’re really close to having the same problems again this summer. Just think about this….. It’s lovely, warm and everyone’s having a whale of a time, the table is laden with lunch and everyone is taking their seat, but the low sun shines into […]
It turns out that hitting the snooze button over and over every morning (guilty….) isn’t the best way to wake up. Who knew…? http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/snoozers-are-in-fact-losers In actual fact waking up to natural light is one of the best things you could do. Our electric blinds can be used in conjunction with remotes that have calendar capabilities […]
BLINDS IN A CORNER Large sections of glass, whether you have bi-fold doors or floor to ceiling windows always look great. However, there are considerations that you have to make. For example apartments like this… Glass covers more than 2 sides of the apartment. This can raise an issue that you need to think about. […]
What types of fabrics are best for you? When dealing with Premier Blinds & Awnings, your design consultant will discuss with you what you’re looking for and make sure the fabric that you choose suits your needs. Here’s a quick head start – this guide should give you an idea of what direction to go […]
Picture this …. You’re decorating your home, to look just the way that you want it. I’m sure you’re looking for a clean and neat finish to match the rest of your home. You’re looking for the finishing touch; blinds to go along your bi-fold doors. But the length of the bifold doors requires 3 […]
When you’re planning which blinds to go for, there are a number of considerations for you to think about: Do you need blinds for long or tall windows? Do you need multiple blinds in a room or over bi-fold doors in your room? Will your blinds be over a sink, behind a sofa or in […]
3 Things you probably hadn’t considered! – Motorised Blinds We are talking to more and more homeowners as well as Home Automation specialist who have recognized there is something missing from their automation. #Motorised blinds are on the rise (and fall with your home automation system). Finishing the scheme Home Automation Installers are increasing being […]
It’s all about the detail My family enjoyed a visit to the Harry Potter Studio Tour at the weekend. We actually felt like fan frauds compared to some of the people in costume or visiting as a regular. It is as good as everyone raves about, but my main feeling was guilt. Why guilt? Because […]
Who would want to live in a goldfish bowl?
That’s exactly what it felt like last week when we were having our kitchen redecorated. After clearing the kitchen of clutter and taking down the blinds it amazed me how different the room felt. We only have a medium width patio door and two small windows in it, but it felt like we were living in a goldfish bowl.
At night the door especially became a great big black expanse. I felt exposed, even though we are not overlooked – and got rather a shock one night when a cat walked past peering in! The difference in acoustics (two young boys create a lot of noise) and heat loss was noticeable.
It got me thinking – with the trend towards large bi-fold doors, walls of glazing and roof lanterns in homes, it is more important than ever to dress your windows right. It is usually the summer months when glare and soaring temperatures often drive us to find a solution, but it can actually be during the winter that blinds and curtains really add benefit. You don’t have to be a Goldfish!