Your home is as much as reflection of your personal preferences as it is a haven in which to retreat and unwind from daily life. Outdoor blinds play a major role in making both your exterior and spaces as livable as possible, due to their supreme functionality and aesthetic appeal. Here’s how to choose the right outdoor blind for your home’s style. You can also refer to this website to get help in your outdoor blinds choice.
Aim for versatility
Outdoor blinds can provide several benefits to your home. One of these relates to the interplay of light and protection from the outside world, underpinning the mood and overall ambience that is filtered through to your living areas. Another corresponds to the ability that outdoor blinds have to maximise the utility of your outdoor areas, meaning that there is the potential to extend them – or, make them viable for use all year round. A good example of versatility are these outdoor blinds.
Aim to survey a wide range of products that offer smart features suitable for any taste or purpose. From this vantage point you can then refine your search to fit the design of your dwelling, and the climate/conditions in which you live. Versatile options allow you the scope to find the perfect solution to fit your unique needs and style.
Prioritise privacy and safety
Outdoor blinds can help to make you and your family feel more secure and comfortable at home. This is all about privacy, the ability to completely relax in the one place you should always feel safe – where you can ‘let your hair down’. You should never skimp on peace-of-mind. But, did you know that opting for a high standard when it comes to blinds, curtains and window fittings is not just a matter of individual choice?
It is actually required by law as a matter of safety. There is a mandatory standard issued by the Australian Government that applies to all corded internal window coverings supplied from December 2010. This is a result of ACCC findings, proving that loose cords can be extremely dangerous to young children – even resulting in death. In contrast, outdoor blinds negate this risk whilst providing a positive level of privacy and protection for you and your family.
Look for high quality materials
One of the more important things to consider when choosing outdoor blinds would have to be the materials used in their composition. Outdoor blinds are available in a wide range of material from weave and mesh to PVC. Select the right material according to fitness for purpose, ie. some materials will allow for different amounts of protection from the elements and a varying degree of transparency. This can allow you to still ‘take in the view’ or, if you are needing to – provide ‘total blockout’.
The right kind of materials will provide durability, protecting your home’s external structures and even internal fittings, carpet and furnishings. You just have call to mind the damage that direct sunlight through windows can do to your home to make you realise that outdoor blinds are a very worthwhile investment, indeed!
Delineate by design
Remember, it’s always important to do your research before you jump in and make any purchase. This is largely about selecting the optimal design to coordinate with your home’s architectural flow. If you are someone who likes to dine alfresco a lot of the time you may find that folding arm awnings are just the ticket for your patio or balcony. If you are super conscious about preserving your view (maybe you have a sparkling swimming pool) you might go for straight drop awnings. Should you have narrow walkways, or have to be particularly creative with space then automatic awnings may be the best choice for you.
Don’t neglect to consider colour. In pinpointing your perfect outdoor blinds, you will want to complement the best features of your home, ie. not detract from them. There are usually a range of colour options available, and you may even be able to choose from an array of patterns! Chevrons and stripes are a popular choice (especially in awnings). Alternatively, a neutral and sedate tone can present as modern and universally appealing.
One of the more innovative brands of outdoor blinds available on the market today would have to be Ziptrak Awnings. These patented systems are available in several material variants custom made to fit your home. They are particularly suited to optimise outdoor living areas and the exterior of windows and doors.
They are specially designed for all manner of climatic conditions, such as heat, sun, UV rays, frigid weather and even rough winds. The point of difference with these blinds is that they can be operated in just seconds (from open to close position) and can be easily stopped and set in any intermediate position that suits you.
Do what works for you
When all is said and done, procuring an investment in outdoor blinds is all about doing what works best for you. We hope you have enjoyed contemplating the above pointers, and are looking forward to installing the perfect solution to compliment your home – for now and long into the future!