Blinds Buying Guide

Blinds and shutters are a fantastic choice for all-sized windows in your home or office. Offering complete light control, privacy, longevity and a great deal of design versatility, they will add minimalist sophistication and elegance to your space with their sleek, clean lines and high-quality fabrics. Durable and practical, blinds and shutters are available in a wide range of styles to suit any taste.

Whether you prefer the classic look of wood or the contemporary feel of aluminium, there is a blind or shutter to suit your needs. And with a variety of colours and finishes available, you can easily find the perfect fit for your décor. So if you are looking for a window treatment that is both stylish and functional, blinds and shutters are the ideal choices.

At Mike’s Carpets Discounters, we understand that not everyone’s home is the same, which is why we offer a range of custom-made blinds and shutters. Whether you want something to control the light in your home or looking for a way to improve your privacy, our team can work with you to find the perfect solution.

We also offer professional installation services so that you can be confident in smooth, reliable operation and optimum performance. With years of experience in the flooring industry, we have the information and expertise to help you find the perfect solution for your home.

So here’s our complete guide to buy Blinds and Shutters:

1. Fabrics and Opacity:

Opacity is an important consideration when choosing window treatments. Blinds are available in three main types of fabrics, ranging from sun-screening to black-out. Sun-screening fabrics are the most transparent and enable you to maintain your view outside while controlling the amount of heat and light entering the room.

Sheer, translucent fabrics are more opaque than sun-screening fabrics and provide increased privacy while still allowing some light to filter through. Black-out fabrics give you the highest level of privacy and room darkening, making them ideal for bedrooms or home theatres.

When selecting a fabric, consider your needs and preferences in order to choose the best option for your space.

2. Explore The Range of Colours:

Whether you’re looking for a subtle touch or a bold statement, Mikes Carpets Flooring & Blinds Centre has the perfect colour blinds and shutters to suit your needs. Our wide range of colours are sure to match any existing interior décor and colour scheme.

For a seamless transition, choose a colour that will blend in with your wall paint. Or, go for a bolder look with strong block colours. Remember that darker colours will make a room appear warmer and cosier, while lighter colours will make it appear more open and airy.

Ultimately, it all comes down to the overall look you’re trying to achieve. With so many options to choose from, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect shade at Mikes Carpets Flooring & Blinds Centre.

3. Texture:

The feel of a fabric is just as important as the look. We all want our spaces to look great, but you also want them to feel great. That’s where texture comes in. A fabric with a lot of texture can add an element of interest to a room and can also be a great way to add a little bit of extra warmth.

We have a range of textures and consistencies available that can help you create the perfect space for relaxing or entertaining.

4. Size Matters:

Custom-made roller blinds can offer the perfect solution for large or oddly-shaped windows and provide an opportunity to create a unique look for your home. We can manufacture roller blinds to your exact specifications, meaning you can choose the perfect fabric, colour and pattern to suit your taste and interior style. Our team of experts can advise you on the best options for your window and help you measure and install your new custom-made roller blinds easily. So if you’re looking for a high-quality, made-to-measure solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

5. Measurement and Working:

All blinds systems are designed to be practical and easy to use, giving you complete control over the positioning of your blinds. Some of the most popular blind operating systems include chain drive, spring assisted and fully motorised options.

Each type of system has its own benefits and drawbacks, so choosing the one that best suits your needs is essential. For example, chain drive blinds are known for their durability and smooth operation, making them an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.

On the other hand, spring-assisted blinds are a good choice for rooms where you need quick and easy access to the blinds. Fully motorised blinds are ideal for large windows or hard-to-reach areas. Whichever type of system you choose, you can be sure that your blinds will operate smoothly and reliably.

Also, custom-made roller blinds can offer the perfect solution for large or oddly-shaped windows and provide an opportunity to create a unique look for your home. We can offer roller blinds to your exact specifications, meaning you can choose the perfect fabric, colour and pattern to suit your taste and interior style.

Our team of experts can advise you on the best options for your window and help you measure and install your new custom-made roller blinds easily. So if you’re looking for a high-quality, made-to-measure solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

6. Safety Tips To Follow:

At Mike’s Carpets Discounters, we offer high-quality blinds and shutters that meet all Australian safety regulations. However, we also understand that accidents can happen, so we always advise our customers to take extra precautions if they have young children at home.

The pull cords and chains on blinds can pose a severe risk of injury or strangulation if children are within reach.

To minimise this risk, it is important to keep all cords and chains out of their reach and to position beds, cots, highchairs and playpens away from any windows that are fitted with blinds.

Additionally, it is always best to supervise children in a room with blind chains or cords. By taking these simple precautions, you can help to keep your children safe from harm.

Get in touch with us at 1300 365 887 or mail us at contactus@mikescarpets.com.au to know more!

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