What are the benefits of Window Shutters?

In light of our January sale – 20% off Window Shutters, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the key advantages included with our beloved window shutters. 

Not only are our shutters stylish, trendy and practical, there are a number of other benefits to choosing shutters over the alternative fabric blinds which we will accentuate in this blog;

MODERN

As mentioned before, our window shutters are stylish. A modernised window covering suitable for any home. Available in a variety of colours and materials. You have the choice between faux wood, hard wood and also vinyl shutters. Window Shutters can be customised to whichever colour you prefer, to match the interior of your home.

CATERED FOR ALL WINDOWS 

One of the main advantages of window shutters is that they are made to measure. This ensures that they can be manufactured to your peculiar shaped windows, for example circular windows! Shutters are the perfect option for all windows no matter what the shape or size is. 

ENERGY EFFICIENT

Shutters are a perfect addition for insulation and making your home energy efficient. By providing an extra barrier between the glass and the shutter, this is great in means of keeping the heat in and the cold out – beneficial for saving money on heating costs! In addition to providing insulation during winter periods, shutters also do the opposite and have potential to make a room colder during those balmy summer months.

PROTECTION FROM INSECTS

Following the mention of summer, window shutters offer good protection from insects. They allow you to have your windows wide open on glorious summer days & evenings,  but still form a barrier between the open air and the inside of your home – putting a stop to those dreaded insects entering uninvited. 

VALUE FOR MONEY 

Due to the nature of shutters being made from more sustainable materials, they do adhere to extra value for money. The main reason being they come with a guarantee of up to 10 years. Meaning, although they may come at an extra cost compared to other inexpensive blinds, in the long run, they prove to be worth it – not to mention they also add extra value to your property! As mentioned before, you are likely to save on other bills, for example heating, due to window shutters being an energy efficient method of keeping heat in your home. 

ULTIMATE LIGHT, NOISE & PRIVACY CONTROL 

Another key benefit would be the control you have with window shutters. Shutters provide ultimate light, noise and privacy control. Allowing you to filter exactly how much light you wish to enter the room and also block out any unwanted noises – perfect for those movie nights in! Shutters are also a fantastic privacy control tool, they will allow you to stop anyone uninvited being able to sneak a peek into your home. Light control in your home will additionally add more protection for your furniture and flooring within your home. This is because UV rays are known to fade the colour of your furniture, soft furnishings and hard flooring. This thus explains why window shutters are a great addition to any home. 

If you are looking for more information on Window Shutters, please contact the knowledgeable and friendly Just Blinds team for all your blinds, shutters and curtains on:

Cannock: 01543 274 207

Stafford: 01785 556 424

 

 

Will blinds keep the cold out?

As colder months are in full flow, you may be wondering, what blinds may benefit you when wanting to keep the cold out and the heat in. 

To answer the question, without a doubt blinds do contribute to keeping the cold out – certain blinds will act more thermal than others. The logic behind this is that the blinds will form a barrier between the material and the glass, trapping a layer of cold air. By saying this, we can be confident that professionally fitted blinds are an effective energy efficient source to keep the heat in and the cold out. 

What do we recommend? 

Onto specifics, If you are looking for information on which blind in particular would be the most energy efficient when controlling the temperature in your home; we would recommend Duette blinds – Architella Shades from our Luxaflex range. 

Luxaflex thermal duette blinds

It is said that 50% of heat can be lost through windows. Luxaflex Duette Blinds use unique cellular construction which can reduce the said heat loss by half. They operate by retaining heat when it’s cold but also reduce warmth of the summer sun. These blinds are ideal for conservatories and can be made into perfect fits, making them even more efficient for the stated purposes. Available in a range of shades and materials, you can personalise your Duette blinds to meet your exact expectations. 

To conclude, all blinds will provide some form of heat saving energy, and are a perfect addition to any home. The duette blinds in particular use a unique cell-in-cell construction with three insulating air layers, to offer even more insulation for your property. 

If you are looking for more information on what blinds are right for you, please contact the knowledgeable and friendly Just Blinds team for all your blinds, shutters and curtains on:

Cannock: 01543 274 207

Stafford: 01785 556 424

 

What blinds are best for kitchens?

When choosing blinds for your kitchen, this can be a difficult task in terms of knowing which blind style to choose. By making this decision, you have to consider all factors including moisture, grease, damp and spillages. The last thing you want to do is spend your hard earned money on a blind that will potentially get ruined from daily chores in the kitchen.

So which style should you look out for you may ask? There are a variation of styles that would be suitable for your beloved kitchens; as long as the material they’re made out of are moisture resistant. 

Moisture resistant materials are available in the following:

Roller blinds are a great addition to any room in your house; and can be made with moisture resistant materials making them perfect for your kitchens. Available in a range of different fabric ranges with stylish designs, exciting patterns and versatile colours. You can personalise your roller blinds to suit you and your kitchen. 

Vertical Blinds can customise any domestic or commercial premises and offer fantastic control over filtering light into the room. Verticals are an attractive and affordable option for your kitchen and can be made out of moisture resistant materials and also be coated with flame retardant or be manufactured as solar protective.They are also very easy to operate with your choice of a chain or a wand. A classic choice for your home or office (and in particular, kitchen!)

If you love the idea of wooden venetians in your home but are worried about how moisture may affect your wooden slats, faux wooden venetians are your best bet. They replicate wooden venetians but use a faux wood material so are perfect for areas with high moisture levels (and they look great too!). They still offer the privacy and light control you desire but are made out of high quality PVC and emulate a sophisticated wood grain or contemporary smooth grain. A great alternative for your kitchen. 

Like faux venetians, our vinyl shutters can also be made out of faux wood, making them a picture perfect alternative to real wooden shutters. Vinyl shutters still offer the benefit of the practical features designed for light and privacy control and can be catered to all shapes and sizes. Safe from moisture, vinyl shutters are perfect for your kitchen and easy to operate. 

If you are looking for more information on what blinds would be suitable for moisture prone environments, please contact the knowledgeable and friendly Just Blinds team for all your blinds, shutters and curtains on: 

Cannock: 01543 274 207

Stafford: 01785 556 424

What are our Temporary Blinds?

Looking for information on temporary blinds? Then you’re in the right place! Temporary blinds are what we fit for FREE while you wait for the blinds you have ordered to be manufactured. 

They’re usually fitted when people are planning to move into a new build and are expecting bare windows. Temporary blinds are great for giving the privacy you need without the expected extra cost. They are exactly what they portray to be; temporary blinds.

Our temporary blinds are made from sustainable materials and thus are completely environmentally friendly. The materials used are recyclable paper from sustainable forests. Our temporary blinds range have 2 colour options to choose from; white or black; black being made from blackout material so you have the right control over the amount of light allowed to filter through. 

How do they work you may ask? Similar to perfect fits, there is no mess, screws or hassle when it comes to fitting the blinds as they stick directly to the window . It doesn’t stop there, when it comes to removing to install your order, the temporary blinds simply peel off! So you do not need to worry again about any mess or hassle.

Temporary blinds can be fitted to any window style so are the perfect choice when moving into a building with bare windows.

If you are looking for more information on temporary blinds then please contact the knowledgeable and friendly Just Blinds team for all your blinds, shutters and curtains on: 

Cannock: 01543 274 207

Stafford: 01785 556 424

 

Perfect Fits: How do they work?

Some of our most favoured blinds for both our customers and fitters, would be the idyllic perfect fits. These blinds give an immaculate finish to any home and hold many key advantages to which we will demonstrate below.

What are perfect fit blinds you may ask? They are innovative blinds that can be fitted with ease involving no screws, tools or hassle when it comes down to installation! With numerous styles available, perfect fit blinds are ideal for conservatories and Bi-Fold doors. 

There are a number of variations you can have when it comes to perfect fit blinds. These include various materials, styles and clipping systems. These styles as such incorporate; venetian (wooden and aluminium), pleated and roller. 

perfect fit
recent perfect fit installation

Some key advantages to Perfect Fits include;

  • Mess and clutter free – your window sill space is left untouched and free from all cords. Perfect for minimalist interiors!
  • Great insulation – A superlative tool to attain more control over the temperature of your home. Keeps the cold out and the warm in!
  • Child Safety approved – No cables or cords are used to operate, making them completely child friendly. 
  • Excellent for Awkward windows – Having the blinds fit inside the frame makes them suitable for the likes of skylights and tilt and turn windows! The perfect fit also means no handle is obstructed or awkward to get to. 
  • Optimal light control – Cover your windows completely due to the precise fitting, allowing more control over light in your home.

If you are looking for more information on Perfect Fit Blinds then please contact the knowledgeable and friendly Just Blinds team for all your blinds, shutters and curtains on: 

Cannock: 01543 274 207

Stafford: 01785 556 424

Are Motorised Blinds Compatible with Alexa ?

As the world around us develops, more and more things become electrical. One being motorised blinds.  

Another commonly used piece of new technology would be Alexa. Sound familiar? Amazon Alexa is what we like to call a ‘virtual assistant’ – making those daily tasks just that little bit easier by using artificial intelligence. Alexa uses smart technology to be able to play music, update you on the weather and answer all your fundamental questions, followed by a number of other things you probably would not have even considered. 

As the years go on, Amazon has broadened their range of compatible devices so that Alexa can help you with the security of your home, the powering of your lights and even go as far as assisting with making you a brew in the morning by connecting to your espresso machine through a smart plug. 

Going back to the question. Are motorised blinds compatible with Alexa? Can Amazon Alexa do the work for you making it even easier than the simple click of the button?

To simplify the answer; yes, motorised blinds can be made compatible with Alexa – with the help of a hub that connects to your internet router. The type of hub you require depends on the type of motorised blind you go for. 

Once a hub is connected to your internet router, you can then make your motorised blinds compatible with your Alexa device.

If you are looking for more information on Motorised Blinds then please contact the knowledgeable and friendly Just Blinds team for all your blinds, shutters and curtains on: 

Cannock: 01543 274 207

Stafford: 01785 556 424