Top 7 Most Important Things To Look For While Choosing Outdoor Blinds


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There is a variety of blinds available with Alfresco Blinds Perth you can always choose. And picking one amongst the huge range of options is not quite easy. However, to choose the perfect one that would suit the outlook of your home, here are a few factors to consider;

1. The Purpose

The first thing before anything else is defining the reason as to why you are buying the blinds. Do you want to increase privacy in your house? Or do you want to control the amount of light coming into the room? This will determine the type, quality. And even the price.

2. Colors

Colors are another factor to keep in mind. You want to choose one that would complement the design and décor of your home. Also, keep in mind that some colors are light while others are dark. They all let in different amounts of light in the house. 

3. Fabric And Quality

While choosing blinds you want to make sure that quality is number one in your mind. You want ones that will serve you for a longer time. High quality also just looks and feels good. 

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4. Design And Style

Blinds come in different materials, colors, designs, and styles. While choosing one, there are a couple of things you want to keep in mind; the style and design of your home as well as the colors. You want to choose blinds that would go perfectly well with this. Remember your style reflects your personality.

5. Remember Your Climate

The general climate in your place of residence is a major factor to consider. During cold and rainy reasons, you want blinds that would help keep wind and rain out and let in enough light and warmth from the sun. 

6. Easy To Operate

Nothing is more frustrating when there is a sudden downpour and you struggle to sort out your blinds. You should be able to operate your outdoor blinds with ease. And this largely depends on your choice; the style, fabric and material, design, and quality, all add up.

7. Durability

It is better to invest in pricier but high-quality blinds than to go for the cheap ones but ones that will not last long. This is also not to mean that cheap is always poor-quality. But remember ‘cheap is always expensive in the long run. Make sure to choose the quality over price. 

Types Of Outdoor Blinds

There are multiple types of outdoor blinds available in the stores. Here are some of the best ones;

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Shade Blinds

Some people have a problem with too much or direct sunlight. If this is you, then you might like shade blinds better. They block the UV sun rays at least by 95%. You also don’t need to worry about your views as they don’t block them completely. 

Roller Blinds

This is one of the most common types of outdoor blinds. They are one of the easiest to use and come in different opacity levels. Just like the name suggests, these blinds roll upward when closed. They are perfect for verandahs, balconies, and just about any outdoor living spaces. 

Corded Blinds

As the name hints, corded blinds use a cord mechanism to pull up and/ or lower the blinds. They can use a roller, just like the roller blinds use, or fold and/ or collapse. Regardless, corded blinds use the cord mechanism to put up and let down the blinds. 

Ziptrak Blinds

These are a common premium type of blinds. They are seamless and stylish and are able to enhance just about any outdoor living area to look simple and classy. They look even better on expansive windows and/ or outdoor spaces, creating an awesome environment. 

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