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Looking at the different types blinds available all of them offer a blackout option to a different degree. Some only meet that description in the sense that it blocks out a percentage of the light coming into the room. Lets look at the different types of blinds and judge the performance of each.

Vertical Blinds are the least likely of any blind to bring a substantial reduction of light into the room. The reason being is the way they are designed. Lets look at a window say 100cm * 100cm with a slat size of 89mm. There will typically be 14 slats of fabric on a vertical blind that size, each slat overlaps the slat next to it allowing a certain amount of light to come through. Taking into account there are 14 slats, light will be coming through the blinds at each overlap. Hardly the best option even if the fabric itself is blackout.

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Venetian Blinds and Wooden Venetian Blinds encounter a similar problem; there are essentially a number of slats overlapping the one next to it, allowing for light to come through. Although the normal venetians close tighter to the slat next to it than even the vertical blinds, its not tight enough to stop light coming through. Wooden Venetian are probably the worst slat type blind to block out light due to the thickness of the wood causing the gap to the slat next to it not intended to be tight closing.

Roman Blinds are in my opinion the second best option for a blackout blind. They are the most stylish giving you the option of style as well as function. The lining used on the back of the main fabric provides the blackout function, therefore not interfering with the design. They also fit the tightest into the recess where the blind is fitted, preventing hardly any light coming in at the sides.

Roller Blinds ranges typically offer the largest choice of fabrics option but again due to their design allow too much light into the room. The size of the brackets used to hold the blind up results in the width of the fabric being around 33mm narrower than the width of the blind including its brackets, therefore allowing light into through that 33mm of the window recess.

Finally, the best option is a Cassette Roller Blind. A roller blind is fitted inside a typically white powder coated aluminium frame. The frame fits snugly in the window recess and the fabric providing the blocking out of any light. As the frame prevent any light coming through the sides, top or bottom of the blind, it gives you the complete solution for a blackout blind.

Everyone has been feeling the pinch in recent years which makes it even more important than normal that the types of blinds you chose are the right ones. No-one wants to have yo keep looking at a blind they either don’t like or feel they bought without properly considering all the options.

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Make Your Home Like Heaven

January 24, 2017 2:09 am | No Comments

Make Your Home like Heaven


Davis Morris

Dining Room furniture is commonly used in one s home that is well suited for decoration. It is the source of attracting one s attention. Dining is the place of interacting with family and friends and feeling relaxed and comfortable by sharing their thoughts. Compliments on meals can be given while sitting on chairs and tables and enjoying oneself. Dining room is a place where whole family share their emotional aspects and worries. In one s home separate space should be allotted for dining which develops the feeling of healthiness. Living rooms provide a comfortable part where whole family spends a huge amount of time. Living rooms are composed of bed, tables, sofas, chairs, cabinet, racks etc. Living rooms accessories are quite expensive such that it gives the feeling of standard of living and is comfortable in use and provides a cool look. Mainly wooden furniture is used in living rooms which makes it look classic and modern. It is the modern convenience which is used in daily life. Various decorations of ideas should be used for decorating one s living room. Interior decorating tips are used for decoration and creativity of living room. According to old Indian science of constructions Vastu shastra has been the main aspect of living room. People believe that room should be decorated and managed according to vastu shastra which has become the essential feature. To provide smooth and sleek look to our home various glass dining furniture are available in market. For making our home look beautiful and modern glass dining homes are recommended. Glass tables and chairs should be present within a dining room. Glass dining furniture has become a main source of style and modernity.

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Pine dining furniture is also the main source of attraction within home. Sofas, beds, chairs, tables are made up of pine wood. Pine furniture offers a good quality of furniture which can be used by people. It is less expensive so can be used for decorating homes.

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