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Capital City Chic

Danielle Crosby - Friday, June 24, 2016

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Infused with contemporary style, the combination of plantation shutters and sheer curtains creates the ultimate refined look for this modern canberra home.

Given the abundance of sunlight flooding the home, plantation shutters were the ideal choice. The real beauty of shutters is you can tilt the easy to use louvers to any position, giving you complete light control.

With the windows facing the east, protecting the inside of the home from the harsh sunlight was also a must, so dcb designs Basswood shutters were chosen. Constructed from premium Basswood timber, the shutters offer high insulation properties, and are also tested to endure the harshest temperatures of the Australian sun.

Ensuring light control, the DCB designs shutters were also installed for their UV protection. In the bay window the shutters louvres are easily adjustable to re-direct the light away from the upholstered seating to prevent fading to the furniture.

Dollar Curtains & Blinds has also installed the shutters with no corner gaps, allowing for complete protection from UV damage. The shutters’ small projection also proves ideal in this space, and in the hallways, ensuring the window coverings intrude as little as possible into the interiors.

Plantation shutters are highly functional when used on doorways. Shutters are fixed to the doors, allowing no interference when the doors are opened and closed.

hinged shutters

Dollar Curtains & Blinds has also designed the shutters with cutouts, allowing for the shutters to be installed alongside the handles on the French doors.

Introducing tactile sheer curtains in the main living areas softens the architectural look of the shutters, creating calming and inviting spaces. The curtains were designed with a triple pinch pleat heading, creating a classic, timeless look, and the décor rods tie in with the door handles and light fittings, ensuring a consistent style throughout the home.

 

Dollar Curtains & Blinds can design a similar look in 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.

 

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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.

High Quality & Affordable Shutters

Danielle Crosby - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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Why dcb designs..

  • Affordable & Value for money
  • Lowest Prices - We will beat any comparable written quote!
  • Direct from the manufactuer means shorter waiting times of 5-6 weeks
  • Australian Owned
  • Exceptional quality which provides long term value & helps increase your homes appreciation
  • Market leading materials, manufacturing processes, advanced technology & quality control systems
  • Authentic 100% custom made handcrafting without any pre-fabrication or shortcuts
  • Exclusively sold through Dollar Curtains & Blinds - Established in 1967 - A company you can trust

Dcb designs shutters

  • Excellent control of light & airflow
  • Adjustable louvres regulate light, ventilation & privacy
  • Ideal choice for thermal & sound insulation
  • Investment & curb appeal
  • UV protection for furniture, furnishings & flooring
  • Low maintenance & allergy free
  • Easy to use & clean
  • Child & Pet safe with no cords

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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.

 

Curtains, Blinds & Shutters for Winter Energy Efficiency

Danielle Crosby - Monday, May 04, 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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Plantation Shutters & Sheer Curtains

Danielle Crosby - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Plantation shutters & sheers as seen on the block triple threat

Plantation shutters can transform your home offering you complete flexibility with light control, privacy and insulation, and above all they are a window treatment that will increase the value of your home. So its no wonder why contestants on The Block Triple Threat are getting on board and fitting out their windows with Plantation Shutters, adding clean lines and a stylish finish.

Several of The Block contestants have opted for white plantation shutters through their bedrooms, living areas, bathrooms and ensuites. Theres not a more sleek and contemporary colour choice than white. The light colour choice also tends to recede which aids in opening up the spaces and making smaller rooms feel larger.

Plantation Shutters have been a key design statement in several Block contestants bathrooms & ensuites. New generation PVC shutters would be used in these wet rooms as they are UV and water resistant to withstand fading, cracking or warping, perfect for windows or doors directly adjacent to these areas.

Along with shutters, The Block contestants have utilised sheer curtains throughout The Triple Threat season and past seasons. Sheer Curtains really do set the tone for The Block rooms interiors. The Block sheers create softly filtered light and allow for views outside to be enjoyed whilst providing privacy. Sheer Curtains add softness and bring a sense of relaxation to the rooms.

A renovation which has perfectly used the combination of plantation shutters and sheer curtains is this contemporary home in our capital city of Canberra. In this home Dollar Curtains & Blinds meet the brief perfectly creating the ultimate refined look for their clients.

If you are interested in getting plantation shutters or sheer curtains, or both, we can come out to your home for an FREE measure & quote. It is more affordable than you think to achieve the same look as what you've seen on The Block Triple Threat. And we can help do it all for you!

Contact us on 03 9237 1200 to find your closet store or fill out our free measure & quote form below.

New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

Danielle Crosby - Saturday, August 30, 2014

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New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

Introducing the 2014 edition of Living magazine - 50+ pages of inspiration on the latest trends in curtains, blinds, shutters, awnings and homewares. Interior decorating advise on how to shop for the right window furnishings, three home transformations, how to select fabrics and how to increase your homes energy efficiency.

You'll find all you need to know to make the right decision for your window coverings and maximise your investment. For a FREE copy simply drop by your closest Dollar Curtains & Blinds store. To find your closest showroom CLICK HERE

New Living 2014 Magazine OUT NOW

DCB Designs Shutters

Danielle Crosby - Friday, August 29, 2014

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At Dollar Curtains and Blinds we offer you MORE!

Like MORE value with some of the lowest priced timber and PVC shutters.

Transform your home with our custom fit shutters, perfect for UV protection, insulation and privacy.

PLUS We'll beat any comparable written quote! We charge LESS on shutters so you get MORE!

Visit one of our showrooms or go online to book your FREE in-home measure and quote!

CLICK BELOW TO VIEW OUR PLANTATION SHUTTERS BROCHURE!


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