Blinds. Tuesday , August 28th , 2018 - 10:46:06 AM
Starting off by looking at window blinds as they have many more options and are therefore somewhat more complicated and of course lower down, potentially within reach. Some blinds are better than others. Any blind that has a control cord is a risk. When this is unavoidable consider the option of individual non-looped controls, cleats, a cord tidy or tension pulley. To eliminate or reduce the risk some good options to bare-in-mind are, spring operated roller blinds, pleated blinds operated by a friction system, using a wand control instead of a cord control for vertical blinds, perfect-fit roller blinds, remote-controlled blinds. Beware of vertical blinds as these are connected at the bottom with a chain, and venetian blinds particularly those with a larger slat where little heads could easily fit through. Most importantly is to be aware that a danger exists and to either remove the risk or to supervise all young children at all times.
As far as the overall look is concerned, matchstick blinds look ethnic, organic, traditional yet modern, and blend with any setting they are put up in. These mostly come in light color woods but are now increasingly available in many different shades. These are uniformly linear on both the sides, so even as you get a beautiful look at it from inside, even those looking at it from outside will see a good sight. This can be especially useful if you have it up on the window leading to your garden. So, even while you are seated outside your home, the backside of the blind won’t be jarring to your eye. Also Matchstick blinds come in different textures. If you go for a smooth texture, it will give the room a cleaner, simpler look while a rough one will give it a natural, rustic feel of other types of french door blinds.
In addition to these types of blinds, there are even reflective blind styles that prevent heating or cooling. Roman blinds, rolling blinds, and more contemporary blind styles can be constructed using reflective material so you can better insulate your windows. You should even consider the materials blinds are made from as this can impact insulation. For example, timber blinds have natural insulating properties, while metal blinds do not. Cedar is an especially good insulator because it is light and porous. Alternatively, consider combining your blinds with heavy fabrics for better heat and sound insulation.
Now a quick look at how Matchstick blinds can be easily trimmed: The first step is to bunch up the whole blind in to layers. Now measure your window to determine how much needs to be trimmed. Divide the number by two and whatever the number put marks of that at equal distance from the ends of your blind sticks. Now carefully transfer the cut mark on to each blind stick using a measuring and masking tape. Next, use a saw blade with firm hands giving out even motion to cut at the marks made previously. Now deliberately undo the masking tape and your customized blind is ready for hanging up! One note of precaution: Keep the blind cords out of your way while cutting, lest you damage them in the process.