Choose Perfect Blinds for Commercial Spaces

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We find blinds of different types in commercial establishments and offices. Apart from providing an aesthetic boost to the ambiance, they are used to reflect the ethos of the company, work culture and in some cases, brand identity too. So selecting the right kind of blinds for office interiors is no mean task!

What then defines the “right choice” when deciding on commercial blinds? Here are a few indicators:

Consistency is Key

Decide if you want to introduce blinds to single or multiple rooms. Ascertain beforehand if you wish to have a consistent look and feel in all the commercial spaces that will occupy a particular floor that hosts several offices.

What’s the Objective?

Ensure why you want blinds – if it is to increase the appeal the interiors possess; or if there is a specific reason, such as privacy between businesses in the location and even within an office. You may even consider the most important fact of them all – the work environment.

Functionality First

Be they roller blinds, Venetian blinds or vertical blinds – each type has its unique importance and advantages. Functionality is the prime requirement though. So, depending on the size and other specifications of the doors and windows, select what works best for you with help from our experts. If you desire to fill or reduce office spaces with natural light, Venetian and vertical blinds are a good option. Privacy can also be achieved with these kinds of blinds. However, if you plan to add a bit of style into the mix, roller blinds, that are easy to handle, are the best bet. They not only help regulate the amount of light that filters in; but with a solar screen these blinds can give employees a great view of the exteriors, while controlling the temperature. Lounge areas in offices can particularly benefit from roller blinds (see image).

Focus on Colours

This is very important. Our experts will take you through the best choices of blinds for a commercial establishment; but it would also help if you have an idea of the colours and textures you would most prefer. This will depend on the kind of business and the company values you intend to convey. Of course, there is no hard and fast rule that only a particular colour will work well all the time. Don’t be afraid to experiment; but at the same time, choose wisely.

Perfect Match

Remember that blinds can add extensively to the overall appearance of commercial spaces. But they cannot function independently, because blinds have to match the décor in many ways. Sofas, chairs, tables, wall colour and the like should be complemented by the choice of blinds.

 

Day Blinds, a Nottingham-based company, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality and cost-effective window solutions in the UK.

Get an attractive quote from our expert staff on live chat, email or call our Nottingham/ London/Dublin branches; or the toll-free number now.

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Tips to Clean Wooden Venetian Blinds

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A few days ago we took a general look at how different kinds of blinds can be cleaned. Today, we’ll specifically dwell on cleaning Wooden Venetian blinds. This category of blinds are very popular because they are easy to use and also sport an elegant look. However, the build of these blinds is a considerable pain point.

Wooden items need special care and attention unlike, say, those made of plastic that do not tend to deteriorate over long periods of time. This is true of Wooden Venetian blinds too. Proper precautions should be taken in their upkeep; and no effort must be spared in protecting these blinds from damage.

Once you discover dust, stains or other kinds of dirt particles in the Wooden Venetian blinds, be sure to employ the right kind of cleaning method. If you come across excessive dust in the blinds, first clean the slats with a feather duster. In case of stubborn stains use a tissue or paper towel to rub the affected area gently. If you do not succeed in removing the stains, select a good wood cleaner and gently dab the contents onto a soft cloth and remove the stain.

While these are some ways by which to ensure sparkling wooden blinds, another method is to don cotton gloves and slowly, but firmly, run your fingers through each slat. This way, you can identify any leftover dirt quickly.

What then can be done about excessively dirty Wooden blinds surfaces? Well, spray some oil soap directly on the affected blinds, and wipe them within minutes. The result will astonish you―clean and shiny slats/blinds.

Whatever you do, remember never to clean your Wooden venetian blinds with very moist cloths or worse, detergents that sometimes carry traces of toxic chemicals.

Day Blinds, a Nottingham-based company, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality and cost-effective window solutions in the UK.

Get an attractive quote from our expert staff on live chat, email or call our Nottingham/ London branches; or the toll-free number now.

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Choose the Perfect Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors

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When one thinks of blinds, the mind instantly focusses on windows. Well, that is only a part of their usage story! What most of us do not realise is that blinds of different shapes and sizes are used to cover sliding doors as well. Sliding doors at homes and offices across the UK, and indeed around the world, serve several purposes. These kinds of doors function in multiple ways―such as enabling better flow of natural light; moderating temperature; keeping pesky insects out and so on.

Unlike windows that often come in standard, smaller sizes; sliding doors are large. And glass, that forms a substantial portion of sliding doors, is a good conductor of heat. In view of this, it is important to regulate heat loss and gain the benefits of sliding glass doors in an intelligent way. How then can you efficiently cover the entire length and breadth of these doors?

Generally, the most-preferred choice is vertical blinds, and these serve the purpose perfectly well. There are a range of vinyl and fabrics that you could install. Alternately, people also use vertical cellular shades, particularly if the intention is to control room temperature. A more elaborate set of blinds are the panel track blinds that are made up of panels of fabric attached to a track.

Whatever material, texture or style you choose, make sure it helps to make the most of sliding doors, and is easy to maintain.

Day Blinds, a Nottingham-based company, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality and cost-effective window solutions in the UK.

Get an attractive quote from our expert staff on live chat, email or call our Nottingham/ London branches; or the toll-free number now.

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Cleaning Window Blinds needn’t be a Pane! Some tips…

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Window blinds are available in a range of textures, shades and fabrics. One is literally spoiled for choice in this regard. While these blinds increase the aesthetic appeal of your home, and add value in many other ways; the one thing that you need to know is their maintenance. Just as with any other household item, proper care is essential to ensure a ‘longer life’ for window blinds.

Here are a few cleaning and maintenance tips that will enable you to keep your blinds looking brand new, all year round!

a.) Always brush downward when dusting or vacuuming vertical blinds. This is important, because the slats could get unhooked if brushed upwards.

b.) Buy a rubber sponge from a hardware store. This will come in handy when you want to get rid of dust from fabric and vinyl blinds. Just wipe the sponge in an “across” motion for sparkling blinds.

c.) Avoid plastic dusters and instead use a soft lamb’s-wool duster when cleaning the slats.

d.) Do not try to manually scrape away residue from fabric blinds; this will damage the material. Instead, give your blinds the dry cleaner’s treatment.

e.) If you plan on a round of spot cleaning for your blinds, remember to use an all-purpose cleaner. Spray the contents onto a clean dry cloth and wipe the soiled areas. Spraying the cleaner directly onto blinds is inadvisable.

Day Blinds, a Nottingham-based company, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality and cost-effective window solutions in the UK.

Get an attractive quote from our expert staff on live chat, email or call our Nottingham/ London branches; or the toll-free number now.

For details visit: 

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Rise and Rise of Window Blinds

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Britain has traditionally been viewed as the home of window blinds. Around fifty years ago, large curtains made of thick fabrics were extremely popular. Available in floral and other patterns, these curtains helped maintain privacy and also give homes a distinct appearance.

But over the years, window blinds took centre-stage; so much so that they were marketed in very large numbers across the length and breadth of the country. Against this backdrop, cloth curtains slowly ceased to hold the giant share of the window furnishing market.

By the early 2000s, the UK witnessed a renaissance-of-sorts with the increased use of shutters in many homes and offices. Consumer tastes and trends had changed over time; and this was indicative of new construction and design elements that had come to the fore.

No more is fashion the only reason for the utilisation of window blinds, but, the intelligent use of space is a key factor. After all, blinds are much thinner when compared with the heavy fabric curtains.

Day Blinds, a Nottingham-based company, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality and cost-effective window solutions in the UK.

Get an attractive quote from our expert staff on live chat, email or call our Nottingham/ London branches; or the toll-free number now.

For details visit: 

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Window Blinds: A History

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Ancient Egypt introduced the concept of window blinds to the world. Millennia later, in 1769 Edward Bevan was awarded the first ever patent for Venetian blinds in London, England. But eight years prior to his achievement, the first shade installation was recorded in 1761 in the world-famous St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Over the centuries, the use and functions of window blinds have witnessed numerous changes. When blinds made their debut, the sole purpose was ventilation and privacy. But today, blinds come in an array of different designs, patterns, and textures and add to the elegance of windows.

Day Blinds, a Nottingham-based company, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality and cost-effective window solutions in the UK.

Get an attractive quote from our expert staff on live chat, email or call our Nottingham/ London branches; or the toll-free number now.

For details visit:

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Top Reasons to Invest in Window Blinds

 

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Most people wonder why they should install window blinds, and what its potential benefits are. Let us examine a few essentials…

Privacy is one of the key reasons to use blinds, rollers, and shutters. After all, your windows should enable you to look outside, without the fear of anyone looking in—particularly at night, when you turn the lights on.

Window blinds help regulate temperature; so you can cut costs on air-conditioning during summer months. Keep warm by closing the blinds during winter.

Blinds also help adjust the amount of light that filters into your bedroom during daytime.

Day Blinds, a Nottingham-based company, manufactures and supplies a range of high-quality and cost-effective window solutions in the UK.

Get an attractive quote from our expert staff on live chat, email or call our Nottingham/ London branches; or the toll-free number now.

For details visit: 

http://www.dayblinds.co.uk

http://www.dayblinds.ie

Call Free No: 0800 298 6024