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Questions & Answers About Vertical Blinds

Here are some common design questions. A question you may have may be listed below as well as information you may find helpful in making your window covering purchase. If you have a design question which is not answered below email us at mail@blindcorner.co.uk.

Questions

1. Can you provide spares for my blind.
2. Can I just buy new slats or louvres.
3. I need a blind that is larger than the maximum dimensions given on the website.
4. What is the difference between standard and extra long control chords.
5. How do I choose the best window treatment for each room in my home?
6. What type of window treatment is best for north facing windows which provide clear, consistent light and the coldest exposure?
7. How much energy efficiency can window treatments add to a home?
8. What type of window treatment is best for east facing windows which bring in warm, bright light mostly in the morning?
9. What type of window treatment is best for west and south facing windows that admit good light year round?
10. When light control is an issue, what type of window treatment is appropriate?
11. What window treatments are safer for children's rooms or for homes with small children?
12. What type of blind looks best on French doors?
13. What type of window treatment will coordinate picture windows with a sliding glass door?
14. What type of window treatments work best in a dining room?
15. What type of window treatments work best in a kitchen?
16. What type of window treatments work best in family rooms?
17. What type of window treatment most effectively darkens a room?
18. What type of window treatments work best in a bathroom?
19. When should I choose faux wood over real wood blinds?
20. Can you visually expand a room with the use of window treatments?
21. How can you make a room cozier with window treatments?
22. What is the best way to coordinate window treatments with my furnishings?


Answers

1. Can you provide spares for my blinds?
Yes we carry a full range of spares for every blind we manufacture please email us mail@blindcorner.co.uk with your requirements.

2. Can I buy just new slats or louvres?
Yes, we are happy to supply new louvres or slats for your existing vertical blinds in a wide variety of fabrics. All new slats will come with top hangers.

3. I need a blind that is larger than the maximum dimensions given on the website.
Please email us at mail@blindcorner.co.uk with your requirements.

4. What is the difference between standard and extra long control cords?
Extra long control cords will be cut to the full length of your blind. This is particularly useful in areas of difficult access such as landings or over sinks and for people whose reach may be impaired.

5. How do I choose the best window treatment for each room in my home?
In addition to being decorative, a window covering can reduce outside noise, lower utility bills, provide privacy, and diffuse light. Determine the type of window covering based on the needs of each room.

6. What type of window treatment is best for north facing windows which provide clear, consistent light and the coldest exposure?
Use energy efficient window treatments such as Vertical vinyl or fabric blinds.

7. How much energy efficiency can window treatments add to a home?
Most windows have an R-value of 0.9 to 3.0 and can be responsible for 40 to 70% of heat or cold transfer for an entire home. Using vertical blind treatments at your windows can increase the R-value . In extreme climates, that could save more money than you would spend to install windows with a higher energy efficiency.

8. What type of window treatment is best for east facing windows which bring in warm, bright light mostly in the morning?
Use window treatments that block UV rays such as vertical blinds that feature luminescent to opaque fabric to admit varying degrees of filtered light while removing harmful UV rays and offer a filtered view or complete privacy while shielding UV rays.

9. What type of window treatment is best for west and south facing windows that admit good light all year round?
Window treatments that diffuse light, such as vertical slatted blinds, will help protect fabrics and furniture.

10. When light control is an issue, what type of window treatment is appropriate?
Wood, vinyl or fabric vertical, blinds have the most versatility. Tilt the slats to block the sun's glare and maintain the view outside. Vertical blinds offer the same great versatility while softening and diffusing the light entering the room. They also draw back completely for an unobstructed view.

11. What window treatments are safer for children's rooms or for homes with small children?
Many window treatments are available without looped cords. Safety wands that eliminate looped pull cords are available for vertical blinds; options for horizontal blind cords include safety tassels, retractable cord systems, or cordless blinds and shades.

12. What type of blind looks best on French and Patio doors?
Vertical blinds are the traditional choice for Patio , French doors or other large windows. With a wide variety of materials including Fabric, Wood ,PVC or Vinyl vertical blinds can suit almost any decor requiring a functional yet elegant window treatment solution. Whether your looking for energy efficiency, light control or simply to preserve a view, Vertical blinds are the most versatile solution to your homes larger windows.

If privacy or light control is an issue vertical blinds in vinyl, wood or fabric can be louvered to allow light in. Both the blinds and shades can easily be drawn back to give the whole view.

13. What type of window treatment will coordinate picture windows with a sliding glass door?
Vertical blinds are the traditional choice for Patio , French doors or other large windows. With a wide variety of materials including Fabric, Wood ,PVC or Vinyl vertical blinds can suit almost any decor requiring a functional yet elegant window treatment solution. Whether your looking for energy efficiency, light control or simply to preserve a view, Vertical blinds are the most versatile solution to your homes larger windows.

As in the answer above, If privacy or light control is an issue the blinds can be louvered to allow light in.

14. What type of window treatments work best in a dining room?
Window treatments that diffuse light, such as vertical blinds, will provide comfort and privacy any time of the day.

15. What type of window treatments work best in a kitchen?
We recommend window treatments that provide ventilation and are easy to clean such as venetian blinds, wood, vinyl or washable vertical blinds.

16. What type of window treatments work best in family rooms?
Use window treatments that offer light control to prevent glare on television or computer screens such as black out pvc , vinyl or wood vertical blinds whilst still maintaining an elegant window treatment.

17. What type of window treatment most effectively darkens a room?
Vinyl or wood vertical blinds are available without cord holes, keeping the light out as they have opaque finishes. Black out vertical fabrics are also available which block out the sunlight and can be easily cleaned.

18. What type of window treatments work best in a bathroom?

Window treatments that are humidity tolerant such as faux wood , vinyl or washable fabric applications work best in a bathroom.

19. When should I choose faux wood over real wood blinds?
While faux wood cannot duplicate the natural beauty of a stained wood finish, they are very practical in areas of high humidity and are guaranteed not to fade, warp or crack. Choose from an array of styles in simulated wood tones.

20. Can you visually expand a room with the use of window treatments?
Keeping the color contrast between wall and window low will visually expand a room.

21. How can you make a room cozier with window treatments?
Creating a high contrast between wall and window will cause this effect.

22. What is the best way to coordinate window treatments with my furnishings?
Use neutral toned window treatments in rooms where you'll spend a lot of time or when you want other furnishings to make bold statements. Neutrals and pastels invoke calm and tranquility while giving the
illusion of height in a room. Strong, vivid colors and bold patterns stimulate the senses and add drama to the decor. When you want window treatments to be the special accent or coordinating feature, blindcorner.co.uk offer an abundance of colors, textures, sheens and treatments to meet your decorating needs.

 
Call us now on 01604 671189 to get a price quote on any of our quality vertical window treatments, or contact us online about our custom made vertical blinds and replacement blind slats.