No doubt about it – the trend towards blinds as window coverings are here to stay. As with other suburbs in KwaZulu Natal, we’ve seen a consistent rise in enquiries about blinds in Estcourt. This is probably part due to climate, part in line with national and international trends and, we think, mostly because in general blinds have distinct advantages over curtains.
Cleaning and maintenance
This may not be the first thing you think of, but over the long term it can become an issue. Blinds are less costly and easier to clean. All you need for the most part is a damp cloth – no having to physically take off not only your curtains but your netting too to wash, dry and re-hang.
Whenever we point this out following an enquiry regarding blinds in Estcourt, many people are not interested – at first. They then realise how much they are potentially saving themselves. Blinds do a far better job of insulating your windows than curtains because as long as the cold air is at bay – and this will happen when the slats are shut – your window is safe from climatic effects.
Value for money
In terms of durability, style, materials available and maintenance, blinds are the most cost-effective option by a mile. In fact, when people chat to us about blinds in Estcourt, it is one of the main reasons they raise for wanting to use blinds and are often surprised at the decor-friendly options available even on a budget. Blinds are a high quality investment because they often outlast even your windows. Provided you are not messing with the control mechanism, your blinds will only need changing when you want to refresh your style.
Blinds offer full, partial or any percentage of light blockage with ease. Whether it’s Venetian blinds with slats slanted, or Roman blinds rolled up just a bit, how much light you want let in is completely within your control. As for curtains, it’s either open or close – just think of the phrase ‘Well, it’s curtains for him now’ comes from. Partially opening your curtain often leaves a room unfinished and because it is not the done ‘thing’, can also attract the likes of burglars.
When you’re wondering about whether to go for blinds in Estcourt, remember it is far more difficult to get blinds to fit any window or door than it is blinds. No matter the shape, design or location of your window, there is a blind to fit it. Should you need a bespoke blind, it is also much less inexpensive to have a bespoke blind than a bespoke curtain made most of the time. This is something most people are surprised to find out.
Statement curtains are not only expensive – they are very easy to get wrong and instead of being a focal point, can easily be garish. Our customers love the wide array of patterns, fabric selection, final print, texture and more that we are able to show them when they enquire about blinds in Estcourt. Blinds can be personalised to a way bigger degree than curtains without it seeming strange or over-the-top. They can also increase the perceived size of a room if used cleverly, and finish off a room’s look and feel. Creative licence is definitely on the side of the humble set of blinds.