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Motorisation

Danielle Crosby - Friday, March 25, 2016

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With the touch of a button you can watch your window coverings glide from side to side, up and down, and stop exactly where you like. Eliminating the need for unslightly cords & chains, our motorisation provides a seamless look combined with a safer environment for children and pets.

WE HAVE YOU COVERED

We cover all aspects of motorisation and our own exclusive roller & roman blind motorisation system means less hidden costs and allows us to pass the cost savings onto you, making motorisation more affordable than ever before. Using cutting edge technology, we offer you the ability to control your blinds individually or as a group at the one time, from a single remote.

Motorisation can be installed on nearly all of our product range including motorised roller blinds, motorised roman blinds, motorised cellular blinds, motorised curtains or sheers, motorised awnings, motorised alfresco or outdoor blinds and motorised roller shutters.

COMPLETE FREEDOM

 Our motorisation gives you complete freedom of operation, allowing you to control your window coverings from anywhere in your house. We also offer motorisation that means you can operate your window coverings remotely via home automation systems. Our motorisation can be integrated with building management systems, allowing all of your electrical products to be controlled together - window coverings, lighting, home entertainment, security and heating/cooling systems all with the one control.

TOTAL CONTROL

Motorisation systems can also come with sun, wind and temperature sensors that will adjust your window coverings as the weather changes, allowing your window coverings to automatically close to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. If it gets too windy outside, the wind sensor can automatically lift your awnings to protect them from being damaged. The preset program means you don’t even have to worry about remembering to open or close them!

 

As well as having exclusive motorisation solutions, Dollar Curtains & Blinds is a Somfy Expert Retailer. Somfy is the world's leading manufacturer of motors and control solutions for Blinds, Curtains, Awnings and Roller Shutters. Visit the Somfy website by clicking below or ask our team about the Somfy motorised solutions we can offer you.

Where to buy            

Dollar Curtains & Blinds can design a automated window covering solution to suit your home. Our showrooms cover the whole of Melbourne and Victoria as well as areas surrounding Fyshwick and Mitchell in Canberra, Griffith, Batemans Bay, Merimbula and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales and Mt Gambier in South Australia.

Contact the DCB team for a showroom or in-home consultation.

 

Effortless Elegance

Danielle Crosby - Friday, February 26, 2016

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When it comes to impact, warm textured fabrics, elegant shapes and luxe embellishments adorn the windows in each room to transfor this home.

In this Melbourne home, Dollar Curtains & Blinds designed and installed drapes, sheer curtains, roman blinds, sunscreen roller blinds, plantation shutters and custom window seat cushions. Situated in Wonga Park, the DCB team has truly put the finishing touches on this amazing family home. 

Elegant Curtain Ideas for Your Living Room

The main living room, curtains were the ideal choice to ensure the best possible insulation with so much glass. The long length drapes further accentuate the dramatic effect of the two story high windows. Dollar Curtains & Blinds have installed the curtains higher above the windows and designed them to hang gathered on the floor so that the curtains keep in proportion to the large expanses of glass and further increase the height of the windows. This also ensures the curtains fall beautifully and adds an extra sense of grandeur. The five metre length drapes have a luxurious formal appearance with our goblet curtain heading and button embellishments. The tiebacks frame the large scale windows and were intentionally made to fit tighter than usual so more of a ballooning effect is achieved when holding the drapes to the sides.



Consistency has been maintained throughout the home in the fabrics, decorative poles and hold backs to ensure there is a link between each room across the two levels. Elegant hold backs have been mounted to the walls and work to fit the drapes elegantly in place and tie in with the poles, given the windows’ long drops. The simplicity of soft roman blinds was combined with the fresh softness of sheer curtains in the guest bedrooms, walk-in robe and bathroom. To ensure a complete block out and maximise insulation benefits the blinds were lined and installed outside the recess of the windows. White sheers layered across the roman blinds glisten in the sun with our knife pleat curtain heading adding a modern and tailored look, and allowing a flat finish when the curtains are drawn closed. The sheers also add privacy during the day when the blinds are drawn open to let light into the rooms.

Curtain Ideas for Formal Living and Dining Rooms

In the formal living and dining rooms, curtains were designed with a reverse pleat heading, which creates a tailored appearance hanging below decorative rods. Flat Austrians were chosen for the formal living room to add a decorative finish, designed with a small amount of gather due to the closeness of the three large windows.



Adding lining was an essential element when designing the home’s window coverings. The Dollar Curtains & Blinds lining used provides insulation for the home, trapping the heat in during winter and blocking it out in summer, and assists in reducing outside noise. The lining also protects the fabrics from fading or deteriorating from sun damage, extending the life of the window coverings and allowing the clients to capitalise on their investment.

In addition to all of these practical benefits, our lining also added aesthetic benefits. Backing the curtains with lining creates an improved drape with increased fullness allowing for a luxurious finish. All the different window coverings were also lined with the same type and colour lining to ensure uniformity to the exterior appearance of the home while allowing a broad choice of textures, weaves and colours for the interior.

In the ensuite, the clients wanted to take advantage of the high windows and allow as much natural light to filter into the room as possible, as well as ensure the beautiful bush views weren’t obstructed. To meet the brief, we have installed our plantation shutters only across the bottom half of the window panes. This ensures privacy for the bathroom when in use with the adjustable panels but allows light to stream through the top windows and keep the bush views.

To create a similar look in your home, contact the DCB team for a showroom or in-home consultation. 


Winner Best Service Award 2016

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Dollar Curtains & Blinds has won “Best Of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design.

Australia’s leading window furnishing specialists were chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that make up the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in two categories: Design and Customer Service. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz, and includes architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most favoured. Customer Service honours are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015.

“Anyone building, renovating or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Jason Chuck, Managing Director for Houzz Australia. “We’re so pleased to recognise Dollar Curtains & Blinds as one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals, voted by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts from across Australia and more than one million businesses worldwide.”

Achieving this service award further highlights Dollar Curtains & Blinds focus on high service standards, going beyond customers needs and maintaining its position to provide the best service in the window coverings market.

Dollar Curtains & Blinds is committed to servicing customers with the highest quality Curtains, Blinds, Shutters and Awnings available across Melbourne, Canberra and covering areas in New South Wales and South Australia.

Established in 1967 as a family business in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Dollar Curtains & Blinds has been pushing the boundaries of service and quality in the Australian window coverings market for over 49 years.

The reasons behind Dollar Curtains & Blinds longevity and market strength are diverse, but one element that unites them is an ongoing commitment to offer more to our customers – More.

“We are truly proud of this accomplishment which clearly demonstrates our commitment to please our customers by providing the highest level of customer service in the window furnishings market. In our business, we walk the talk as we deliver on our promise and more,” shared Danielle Crosby, Marketing Manager at Dollar Curtains & Blinds.

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About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.

With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. For more information, visit houzz.com.au

Whisper Cellular Shades Sale

Danielle Crosby - Friday, January 01, 2016

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Dollar Curtains & Blinds is currently offering 20% off Whisper Cellular Shades! Book in your FREE in-home measure & quote or drop by one of our showrooms before the 1st of April to take advantage of our sale.

Whisper Cellular Blind Sale

For more information click below to view our whisper cellular shades brochure!

Curtains, Blinds & Awnings for Summer Energy Efficiency

Danielle Crosby - Sunday, November 01, 2015

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Purchasing window coverings from dollar curtains & blinds is a great way to enhance your interior design scheme, but importantly, it will also save you energy and money.

The right window coverings will insulate your windows, resulting in greater control over the interior temperature of your home and significant savings on your power bills.

Uncovered windows are responsible for up to 40 per cent of heat loss from a home in winter, and up to 50 per cent of unwanted heat gain in summer. A one degree fall in temperature in your home adds 10 per cent to your heating bill. Conversely an increase in temperature in summer adds significantly to the energy required for cooling.

Dollar Curtains & Blinds specialises in a number of products that can make a difference to your energy consumption and your bank balance!

Curtains

By choosing drapes from Dollar Curtains & Blinds, you can preserve up to 20 per cent of the total heat in your home, creating a trapped layer of air between the fabric and the window, which results in an insulating air pocket. Studies demonstrate that curtains made from block out fabric can reduce heat gains by 33 per cent. Curtains also stay cooler than other window treatments in the summer because their pleats and folds lose heat through convection.

Linings

Adding Dollar Curtains & Blinds lining onto your curtains creates a second layer of trapped air and further insulation. It is also the highest quality lining available - Australian Made, manufactured in Melbourne and ISO Certified to 9001- 2008.

Pelmets

Our boxed pelmets form a barrier that stops the warm air that has risen to the top of the room from escaping over the top of the curtain and through the window. The pelmets also stop air coming back through the glass in summer by trapping it under the pelmet before it gets into the room.

Roman blinds

The fabric layers in our roman blinds create an insulating air barrier, resulting in reduced heat loss in winter and the retention of a cool interior temperature in summer. An ideal product to use in conjunction with pelmets and drapes, our soft romans can be further enhanced through the addition of soft facing fabric, meaning the window is effectively being covered with a double layer of material.

Venetian blinds

The slats in our venetian blinds allow you to control light and ventilation, you can adjust the slats to block and reflect direct sunlight onto a light coloured ceiling, which will diffuse the light without much heat or glare.

Cellular blinds

The unique construction of our cellular blinds allows air to be trapped within each cell, creating a layer of insulation, cooling or heating the air to the internal temperature before it is released. This results in savings of up to 32%* on your energy costs.

Roller blinds

Dollar Curtains & Blinds roller blinds are available in UV filtering and energy reflective fabrics which help control the amount of energy that enters and exits the room and vice versa.

dual roller blinds

Our dual or double roller blinds double the insulation; by having two blinds you are creating two air pockets to trap the air and cool or heat it before it enters.

plantation shutters

Dollar Curtains & Blinds shutters are ideal for UV protection in summer, the louvres allow ventilation and natural daylight to enter a room, while blocking out heat and glare. In winter when the louvres are closed the timber barrier insulates.

external roller shutters

Our external roller shutters offer weather protection all year round, resulting in up to 40% energy savings on a homes heating and cooling.

awnings

Our awnings are ideal for regulating the amount of solar energy that reaches the facade of your home. They can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency in summer, reducing solar heat gain by up to 77% on windows. Our adjustable or retractable awnings can then be rolled up in the winter to let the sun warm your house.

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Curtains, Blinds & Awnings Pre Xmas Delivery & Installation

Danielle Crosby - Thursday, October 01, 2015

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At Dollar Curtains and Blinds we offer you MORE! Like MORE in time for the Holiday Season. Place your order NOW and have your Curtains, Blinds and Awnings, ready in time for Christmas. That's right order NOW and have your window furnishings by Christmas! While stocks last. Add MORE to your home with quality window furnishings from Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

Please contact your local store for Christmas cut off dates for 2015.

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Curtains, Blinds, Shutters, and Awnings in Canberra

Danielle Crosby - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Since it can get really hot in Canberra, we understand that climate control is a priority for a majority of homeowners. When looking for window accessories to filter the harsh light coming into your home, you only need to visit Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

We have a store and showroom near you whether you’re in North or South Canberra. Our store in Mitchell serves Northern Canberra, particularly the areas of Crace, Franklin, Palmerston, Gungalin, Harrison, Watson, Downer, Giralang, Kaleen, Lawson, Lyneham, Braddon, Dickson and Ainslie. For the southern area, our store in Fishwyck services Yarralumla, Lyons, Phillip, O'Malley, Chifley, Hume, Environa, Hume, Jerrabombera, Googong, Yarrow, Oaks Estate, Capital Hill, Acton, and Campbell.

Although curtains can help keep your house cool, you need not sacrifice style for temperature control. Visit one of our stores and we will help you create curtains that fit your design and budget. With more than 180 fabric patterns, you will never run out of colors, materials and prints to choose from. We also boast 50 fabrics that are exclusive to Dollar Curtains and Blinds. Our staff can provide large samples to let you feel the texture for yourself.

We’re proud to say that the curtains in our stores are 100% made in Australia. One hundred and fifty craftspersons in our Melbourne based facility sew your custom made orders. Because our manufacturing is local, we save on logistics and pass these savings onto you. Whenever you choose from our Make-Free line, we will make the curtains free for you. Not only are our products cost-effective, you also have our quality guarantee.

In case curtains don’t fit the bill, we also sell an assortment of products that will help you achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of. We have roller blinds, vertical blinds, venetian blinds and fabric blinds. For shutters, we carry plantation, roller and aluminum shutters. Or if you want to create accents and highlights in your rooms, you can also consider our decor options. We stock a variety of cushions, wallpaper and wall art. So you can style your room to your heart's content.

We have been perfecting the craft of making curtains and installing, awnings, blinds and shutters since 1967. Our decades of work has made us the “one and only complete window covering specialists”. We provide end-to-end window treatment services from manufacturing to installation.

Call us today for your window treatment needs. You will get a visit from one of our Dollar Curtains and Blinds specialists who will measure your windows, provide you with samples to choose from, and give you a quote - free of charge. For more news about discounts and the latest designs and models, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Dollar Curtains and Blinds provides you with value beyond just covering your windows, we help you customize your living in your own terms. Call us on (02) 6255 5293 for our Mitchell store or (02) 6280 9272 for our Fishwyck store. See how Dollar Curtains and Blinds can make a difference in your home today.

Curtains, Blinds, Shutters, and Awnings in Melbourne

Danielle Crosby - Monday, September 28, 2015

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Melbourne is a city with temperamental weather. It can be sunny one moment, gusty the next, raining soon after, and back to clear again. With such moody weather, it is very hard to find just the right window accessories that adjusts well to the shifting weather conditions. But if you’re looking for window treatments that stay stylish despite the changes, helps control the internal climate of your home, and protect your privacy, you only need to think of Dollar Curtains and Blinds.

There’s always a Dollar Curtains and Blinds store and showroom near you in Melbourne. We serve your window treatment needs in five different locations across the city. For western and northwestern Melbourne, we have a store in Niddrie that services your areas. In case you live in the northeastern area of the city, please visit or call our Eltham store. You can visit our Doncaster store if you’re living in the eastern areas while those living in southern Melbourne can visit our Oakleigh store.

Despite the randomness of the weather, the style of your home needs to be grounded and constant. In this regard, the specialists at our stores can assist you in making the right choices for your homes. You can choose to tie the different elements of your room by syncing with colors and patterns or you can also choose opposing colors to keep things interesting. However which way you choose, there are curtains, blinds, shutters, and awnings in our inventory that will help you achieve that look you are aiming for.

When you come to a Dollar Curtains and Blinds store, we will help you choose among a variety of types and items that will give you value at any budget. There will always be a design that will suit your tastes since we have more than 180 fabric patterns and 50 exclusive design prints to choose from. Our staff will provide you with a generous sample so you can gauge the look and feel of the material.

If pre-made curtains don’t quite fit the bill, you will be glad to know that you can customise your own curtains and we will make them for you for free. You only need to pay for the materials as long as you choose them from our Make-Free line. What’s great about our offering is that they’re 100% made in Australia. Our craftspeople in our manufacturing facility in Melbourne sew and build the curtains for you and you have our assurance that they’re all quality made. Another great thing about keeping our manufacturing local is that we are able to pass our savings to you.

Aside from curtains, you can also find an assortment of blinds, awnings, shutters, and home decor products. We have roller blinds, vertical blinds, venetian blinds, and fabric blinds. Should you want shutters installed, we offer plantation, roller, and aluminum shutters. Just in case you’d like to change the way your room looks, we also offer a variety of cushions, wallpaper, and wall art which are sure to create more highlights and accents to your interiors. You can style your space as much as you want with the items we’re offering.

Dollar Curtains and Blinds have been in the business of window accessories since 1967. In all our years of operation, we’ve always kept total customer satisfaction as our constant goal and that’s why we are known as the one and only complete window treatment covering specialists. From manufacturing, sales, and installation, we have your windows covered.

Dollar Curtains and Blinds provides you with value beyond accessorising your windows. We make sure that your rooms are a delight. Call one of our stores and get one of our specialists to visit you. We’ll measure your windows, show you curtain samples, and give you a quote - free of charge. If you want discounts and news about the latest designs, please subscribe to our newsletter. Let’s talk about how Dollar Curtains and Blinds can make a difference in your home.

Don’t forget that we also have branches in Glen Waverley, Chirnside Park, Mornington, Ferntree Gully, Pakenham, and Fountain Gate. If you’re in the neighborhood, please do pay us a visit.

Whisper Cellular Blinds 30% Off

Danielle Crosby - Saturday, August 01, 2015

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*PROMO EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2015

Cellular Blinds provide insulation, light control and privacy. They are made using fabric that is cellular/honeycomb in shape providing superior insulation properties. This unique shape traps air helping to create a more constant indoor temperature, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.

Available in a range of operating systems and speciality shapes, Cellular Blinds are suitable for unique window sizes and shapes such as skylights. Lifting options vary including top down, bottom up or both together.

When lifted they have one of the smallest stack backs available. This minimal stack back along with its cord lock operation creates minimal obstruction to your views and can let you allow in the maximize natural light.

We offer WHISPER® Cellular Shades which have a selection of fabric ranges available in a variety of colours, opacities and two cell sizes.

The fabric is made from anti-static non-woven polyester which aids in the resistance of dust making this durable fabric easy to clean and maintain.

Fabrics are available in blockout or translucent and the unique option of both in the one Blind. The colour palette is extensive and ranges from whites and natural beiges to grey tones and pastel colours.

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW OUR WHISPER CELLULAR BLINDS BROCHURE!

Curtains, Blinds, Shutters & Awnings in Griffith

Danielle Crosby - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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We have a new store opening in Griffith, NSW, on the 8th of August! Visit us at 62 Benerembah Street Griffith. We can service not only the Griffith area for Curtains, Blinds, Shutters & Awnings but also the surrounding areas such as Merriwagga, Goolgowi, Rankins Springs, Erigolia, Weethalle, Boorga, Myall Park, Tabbita, Warburn, Carrathool, Gunbar, Darlington Point, Willbriggie, Narrandera, Yenda, Binya and Coleambally, just to name a few!

Our Griffith store has full retail displays which mean you can see, touch and feel before you decide. We don't want you to have to try and guess from using a tiny fabric sample. Don't risk it, If you come into our showrooms you can get MORE of an idea how it will look with the finished product.

We come to you to design, measure, quote and install whatever it is your looking for. Dollar Curtains & Blinds is unique as it specialises in both curtains and blinds, as well as outdoor window treatments, awnings, alfresco blinds and homewares. We can safely claim to offer the largest range of window furnishing and home décor products in Australia, most of them made in Melbourne.

We offer the largest range of fabrics and samples, with hundreds of fabric designs, many of which are exclusive to Dollar Curtains & Blinds.

If you shop with us, you'll have access to generously sized samples, ensuring you are able to accurately visualise how our products will look in your home. We're even able to offer you full length curtain samples to take home and hang up.

If you live in the Griffith or surrounding areas call 02 6962 7225 to book in your FREE measure & quote for Curtains, Blinds, Shutters, Awnings or Homewares.


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