With the number of window coverings that are available on the market and at Brixham Blinds, we appreciate that even if you know you need new blinds, you may find it tricky knowing which blinds to go for and more importantly, what each blind variation can offer you.
We’ve chosen two of our most common blinds; Venetian blinds and Vertical blinds, to compare and dig a little deeper into what they can both offer in terms of light, functionality and other factors.
Vertical Blinds – what do they offer?
Vertical blinds offer more than just one of those necessary things they can sometimes be seen as. Sometimes, when people choose blinds, they don’t give it much thought, which is okay if you want some blinds that simply ‘do the job’. However, if you’re after a little more information in regards to how Vertical blinds differ from Venetian blinds, you’re in the right place. Many people are surprised that vertical blinds have additional benefits by controlling light and saving you money in the process.
If you’ve got large windows at home, you’re probably accustomed to how well the sun can pour through. We won’t get too scientific but when those rays of sun hit the glass, they are magnified when they pass through the glass which is great if it’s cold during the winter months and you’re home needs warming up. However, too much sun can fade and damage furniture but with vertical blinds, this can be reduced greatly.
The great thing about vertical blinds is that they can reduce, divert and even completely block the sun if you want them too. This will also save you money in other ways. By controlling the amount of light and heat that is let into your home, you will affect the amount of usage of your heating. During the summer months, you will save on electric and air conditioning and similarly, in Winter, you can save on heating costs. This is because vertical blinds can also trap heat in your home and less heat will escape. If you have big windows, especially in an office or conservatory space, vertical blinds may be the right choice for you.
Vertical blinds from Brixham blinds offer a range of qualities as well as colour and design options. If you’re unsure of what you want, you can always check out the latest trends for 2019 so you won’t miss a trick when you’re choosing your blinds.
Venetian blinds – are they a good buy?
Similar to vertical blinds, Venetian blinds play their part in controlling light and heat but in a very different way. Venetian blinds come in several slat sizes and one main benefit of having them fitted is the way they offer privacy without fully being blocked off to the world. How they operate allows for them to be opened at an angle that offers complete privacy but still allows you to see out and let some light in.
They are very easy to operate and can be a subtle yet stylish addition to any home, room or office. The best thing about Venetian blinds is that they come in a variety of styles and colours meaning you are not limited in your choice. The slatted design also allows for ease of use and more importantly ease of cleaning. The last thing you want is gorgeous blinds that end up all mucky.
They are a long term investment which means in simple terms, they are very versatile. We’ve all decorated a room and before you’ve even finished, you’re already planning what to do next. If you install Venetian blinds, their elegance and classy finishings mean they will complement any room or décor so you don’t have to continuously change your window dressings.
Not sure what blinds to choose?
The great news is we don’t just offer Venetian and Vertical blinds. We’ve got a vast range for you to choose from and with a complete 5-year guarantee on all of our bespoke blinds and a 7-day fitting promise, you won’t have to wait long for the perfect addition to your homes.