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How To choose The Right Types Of Blinds For All Of Your Windows

Roxana Pascu - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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Are you working on an interior design project in your home, but still deciding on the final touches? Maybe you're looking for a few decorative cushions or trying to figure out how to organize the kitchen cabinets. Either way, keep in mind no room is complete without the right window treatments.

Window treatments are the blinds and curtains of a window, as well as the trimming around the window. They can make or break how the whole room comes together, and as such, require some serious thought while you're remodeling.

To make sure everything looks just right, use the guide below to help you choose the best types of blinds for your home.

Understand the Different Types of Blinds

When most homeowners hear the word "blinds," they think of horizontal strips that cover a window which you can move up and down. But, there are many more blinds for windows available!

Some popular types of blinds are:

Roller blinds move up and down to cover or unveil a window. But, instead of being small strips that you may be used to, these are made of one singular piece of fabric that rolls up and then unwinds to ensure privacy.

Roman blinds work in a similar way, except that they create pleated folds as you roll them up. Venetian blinds, on the other hand, are the classic blinds most people think of.

Vertical blinds hang in large strips from the top of the window to the bottom of the panel or all the way to the floor. Panel blinds also do this, but they are much thicker strips, usually made of fabric.

Set a Budget

To help you narrow down the options, pay attention to the cost of each type of blind as you're researching all their many forms. This will help you set a budget for your window treatment, but don't forget to keep in mind your other redesigning expenses!

Once you have a budget, you're better able to move forward with your decision. This should include installation and delivery costs for the most accurate estimate.

Take a Look Around Your Home

With your budget in mind, take a look at the design you're creating and think about what would complement it best. Are you going for a sleek, modern feel or something a bit cozier and inviting? How much natural light does this part of the home get throughout the day?

Use these details to get one step closer to your final choice. If you have a few window blind ideas that you can't decide on, go back to your budget for a bit of direction.

Choose Your New Window Treatments

Lastly, choose your blinds and place your order! This is the most exciting part of the whole process. After all your research, crunching numbers, and overall indecisiveness, it's nice to know what the best blinds for your home really are.

All that's left now is to receive your order, put up your new blinds, and enjoy the design you've created. You may even throw a party to celebrate all the pieces coming together.

Transform Your Home with Beautiful Blinds

Ready to really wow your guests when you have company over? The best way to create a stunning design in your home is to pay attention to every single detail.

From the types of blinds to the color of the walls to where the furniture goes, every decision counts. For help getting your blinds taken care of, contact us today!

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.

 

2014 Winner Excellence in Customer Service from the Australian Business Quality Awards

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Strong focus on customer satisfaction leads Dollar Curtains & Blinds to win the Gold Award

Dollar Curtains & Blinds, Australia’s leading window furnishing specialists, achieved the esteemed Australian Business Quality Award for successfully adhering to its high service standards and going beyond customers’ needs.

Now in its 7th year, the Australian Business Quality Awards acknowledges enterprises that exhibit outstanding service levels as assessed by their customers. The organisation measures businesses against a range of internationally-recognised principles of best practice in customer service.

“We are truly proud of this accomplishment which clearly demonstrates our commitment to please our customers by providing the highest level of quality and 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.

Established in 1967 as a family business in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, Dollar Curtains & Blinds has been pushing the boundaries of quality and innovation in Australian manufactured window treatments for over 48 years.

The company has evolved since those early days, all the while retaining a strong family ethos. Dollar Curtains & Blinds now operates two fully functional manufacturing facilities, 35 stores servicing the entire Melbourne market, and a successful franchise business which are also all locally owned and operated.

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

Recounting an experience with Dollar Curtains & Blinds one of its customers related, The outcome has far exceeded my expectations. They were so helpful and patient with me, as I really didn’t know what I wanted (needed). The product and construction of the blinds and the installation is perfect. I think it is important that when you receive such excellent customer service and products that it gets noticed. I will be recommending them to all my family and friends”

Equally satisfied with Dollar Curtains & Blinds another customer said, “We were very happy with the customer service from Dollar Curtains. The staff at the Niddrie branch were very friendly and most helpful. Helen who measured up was very professional and guiding us through what would be suitable. John who was very organised installing provided excellent service as well”

The Australian Business Quality Awards aim to raise the bar in customer service by encouraging businesses to be the best at what they do and rewarding those who excel in their respective fields. Open to any enterprise, regardless of its size and the nature of its business, the awards evaluate how effective an enterprise is in performing against its own and best practice customer service standards.

According to the organisation, “Customers always look for the best service, which positively impacts the business in various facets, from recall to word of mouth and repeat business that all affect the bottom line. The awards not only give the business the recognition it deserves but also identifies aspects that surpass customer expectations and those that have room for improvement.”

Providing a good indication of which businesses have strong customer satisfaction ratings, the Australian Business Quality Awards bestows the Bronze Award to enterprises that garner a score of 70% to 80%, the Silver Award for an 80% to 90% score, and the prestigious Gold Award for a score of 90% or higher.

 

Prints Charming - Mississippi Collection

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Coloured beautifully in soft pastels & neutrals the Mississippi Collection by Maurice Kain consists of 5 coordinated Scandinavian designs. Sophisticated colour ways include some muted tones of linen, mineral and taupe and a placing sky blue.

The fabrics are printed on 100% Cotton Panama, perfectly suited to drapery. The designs are individual yet all coordinating and are called Hazlehurst, Southhaven, Madison, Jackson and Brookhaven.

Mixing subtle florals with retro geometrics the fabrics look ideal made up in Drapes layered over a Roman Blind & teamed with coordinating cushions.

This collection along with the rest of Maurice Kain's ranges are available at Dollar Curtains & Blinds stores. For more on the fabrics available from Maurice Kain click here.


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