Window furnishing options
Whether you’re moving into your brand new home, or renovating your existing property, choosing the right kind of window furnishing is one of the most important decisions to make.
Finding the right window furnishing will serve plenty of purposes besides looking good, such as providing insulation, light control, privacy and in some cases, security. Here are a few tips to consider:
Finding the look
No matter the style of the property you live in, there will always be a type of window furnishing that will perfectly suit it. A few options to choose from include shutters, blinds, curtains, and awnings.
The materials & environment
It is important to give thought to where your window furnishings will be fitted, as some materials can handle moisture or sunlight better than others.
For installations in areas that are prone to heat, make note that aluminium venetian blinds work as well as blinds with a white or reflective background. For installations in areas prone to moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms, make note that coated fabrics, PVC and aluminium framed furnishings are able to withstand moisture.
Privacy and light control
In terms of privacy and light control, the bedrooms would need this most. The most appropriate forms of window furnishings would include blackout fabrics, slatted venetian blinds and shutters. For additional security, it would be wise to install roller shutters.
All window furnishings, like most things in and around your home, will require on-going maintenance in the form of cleaning.
Choose your window furnishings based on your lifestyle, so if you’ve got children running around the home, opt for the functional and low maintenance window furnishings that only need a wipe over with a damp cloth, rather than the heavy curtains that require dry cleaning every so often.
Typically, people forget about the importance of installing fly screens onto their properties. Unfortunately, it may be tricky, but not impossible, to add a fly screen after your window furnishings have been installed. In saying this, aim to factor in a fly screen at the same time as your decision making into which window furnishing is best for you.
If you haven’t installed a fly screen to your property, and feel that it’s about time you did.
Our staff are the most experienced in installing high quality screens into houses and businesses. We are always on hand to answer any and all of your questions. Contact us today to find out more.