A Summer Necessity: Straight Drop Awnings

Check out this fantastic piece from our member Macarthur Home Improvements about the virtues of Straight Drop Awnings which are a must for those wanting to enjoy the rest of the summer.

It’s coming up to summer and by-geez aren’t we excited to get the BBQ roaring after a year like this one! If you’re keen to get the family and friends over to enjoy summer in style in South Sydney, we recommend a straight drop awning to upgrade your outdoor area or unit’s balcony.

And here’s why…

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They look great!

Straight Drop Awnings are just that. They are Outdoor Blinds that hang “straight” down from the top assembly to the bottom fixings. The Straight Drop Awning is generally installed to fit and operate between 2 “poles”, as they are anchored to an optional frame box (aka Over-Roll Hood) at the top of the Awning and then anchors can be set down at the ground to ensure that they don’t get blown around in the breeze.

The design and installation of the Awnings create a sleek look and act like a temporary “wall” when in use, i.e. acting as a barrier between the weather elements and your protected space. They provide you with privacy when you need it!

Each Awning can be made from as little as 500mm wide and span up to 5600mm wide. If you have an area that is wider than that, it will require more than one Awning to cover the area. There is a limitation on width to ensure maximum protection and ease of operation, otherwise, the weight will be overwhelming for the size and it won’t function as it should.

Read the rest of this article on their blog here.

Introducing Veri Shades

Introducing Veri Shades

Verishades are a wonderfully functional and elegant shade solution for your home, we are pleased to present this article published by our member Stanbond SA 

Say hello to the newest product on the market, Veri Shades!

The Clever Curtain, Veri Shades are an innovative new product that combines the flexibility of vertical blinds with the elegance of a sheer curtain.

Veri Shades are a compact product, made from folds of fabric that include sheer and room darkening panels attached to a single track. So with the twist of a wand, you can control the amount of the light and shade that enters of your room. This gives you the best of both worlds – day and night, with a single product.

You may have noticed them on The Block recently. They featured in Mitch and Mark’s Living and Dining room reveal. The white Veri Shades were installed on a sliding door which leads to their outdoor terrace. A great option as Veri Shades are perfectly suited for sliding doors and large areas of glass.

 

To read the complete article please click here.

Blinds for Wet Areas

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Indoor Blinds in Wet Areas

When choosing blinds for wet areas including your kitchen, bathroom and laundry, it is important to choose blinds and fabrics that are resistant to damp environments and moisture. Certain blind fabrics such as cottons, are susceptible to mould and are not suitable in areas where water and steam are present.

So, which blinds are best suited for wet areas? Find out from Ballarat Fashionline member Davidson’s Blinds & Shutters. With more than 20 years manufacturing, assembling and installing blinds under their belt, Davidson’s are experts in helping Australians select the best blinds for their needs.

Learn more about blinds for wet areas at Davidson’s Blinds & Shutters.

The Difference Between Blockout Blinds, Sunscreen Blinds & Translucent Blinds

Davidsons Blinds and Shutters in Ballarat explain, in a post from their news section, the differences between popular blind types. Read an excerpt here and visit their site for the full break down. It’s well worth a read before you take the plunge to buy your new set of blinds.

What’s The Difference Between Blockout Blinds, Sunscreen Blinds and Translucent Blinds?

When building, buying or renovating your home you experience a wide range of emotions. While it is a very exciting time, the amount of decisions you need to make can become overwhelming, some of these decisions will involve what type of blind you should use. Years ago this decision was much easier because there weren’t as many options, but today you are fortunate to have a wide range of beautiful indoor window furnishings available.

The Indoor Blinds you choose can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your home, so we would like to help you decide by explaining the types of custom made indoor blinds we make.

Blockout Blinds

1. Blockout Blinds – also called Blackout

Blockout fabrics completely block out the amount of sunlight entering your room, keeping your home shaded all year long.

Blockout fabrics are a wonderful option for rooms requiring complete darkness and increased privacy, making these blinds perfectly suited to bedrooms, theatre rooms, studies and bathrooms.

Read on to learn more!

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