Window Treatments You Could Consider For the Outdoors

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When homeowners considered window treatments, they are typically viewed as a way to enhance the interior décor of the home. However, if you have an exterior living space or would like to enhance the curb appeal of your outdoors, then you should consider outdoor window treatment. There are a wide assortment of options that you could contemplate when thinking of installing exterior window treatments. Your choice would depend on your budget as well as the functionality that you would like from the window treatments. Here are some of the different options that you could consider when thinking of installing outdoor window treatments.

Café blinds

As the name suggests, these types of outdoor window treatments are used by cafés and restaurants. They will typically be transparent so as to provide you with unobstructed views of the outside. As such, they are best installed on spaces such as patios or decks. They are made from weather resistant materials so as to provide you with shelter from elements such as rain or wind. It should be noted, though, that café blinds do not protect your space from heat gain. Therefore, they may not be the best option if you are looking to add some shade to your outdoor living space.

Shade blinds

If one of your primary concerns when spending time at your outdoor living space is being exposed to direct sunlight, then shade blinds would be an ideal choice to consider. Thee type of outdoor blinds are designed to prevent ultraviolet rays from the sun from penetrating onto your living space. This makes them ideal for open spaces such as verandahs, patios and even gazebos. You can also purchase shade blinds that come fitted with light sensors. These sensors will signal the blinds to open and shut depending on the amount of sunlight that it hitting them. They are convenient for homeowners who would not want to manually adjust the shade blinds depending on the movement of the sun.

Hinged shutters

If privacy is your primary concern when spending time on your patio or deck, then you could consider hinged shutters. These shutters are made up of horizontal slats that can be adjusted individually. This gives you the freedom to leave some slats open to let in natural light while closing others to protect your privacy. The hinged shutters are also made from weather resistant materials, which makes them ideal for outdoor use. Hinged shutters come in an array of colours and materials, so they add an aesthetic element to your outdoor living space too.


18 August 2016

Home Truths: Decorating Through The Years

I am the proud mother of nine grown up children! There wasn't much money around when they were little, so I was always sewing, knitting, growing vegetables and generally being self-sufficient. Now that they have their own households, you would think that I could rest a little, but I am busier than ever. I am blessed that my children and their partners are talented and have good jobs. However, they are very busy, so most of their home decorating is left up to me. From making curtains to painting bathrooms, I always have at least one project on the go. To tell the truth, I really enjoy it and it makes me feel that all my skills gained over the years are useful. I thought that people might like to read this blog which shares a lot of tips and ideas. I really hope you enjoy scanning through these pages.