Blinds, curtains and awnings aren’t just decorative – they have an important job to do when it comes to controlling your home environment.

Choosing the right window treatment can mean anything from attaining the perfect temperature and keeping energy use to a minimum to saving money and reducing your impact on the environment.

Warm in winter, cool in summer

In the harsh Australian climate it’s important that blinds and curtains work alongside heating and cooling systems to assist in temperature control.

Indoors, insulating fabrics retain heat during winter and guard against it during summer, while outside, awnings and roofing systems protect your home from wild weather and the elements.

Clever curtains

Curtains reduce unwanted airflow and protect against draughts. In winter, open your curtains throughout the day to let warm sunlight enter your home before closing them to stay cosy at night.

In summer, keep your curtains closed against the harsh sunlight before opening them up to let in the cool evening air.   

How to get the most from blinds

Blinds are a really effective way to control your climate, and with so many styles to choose from they make a sophisticated addition to any room.

Honeycomb blinds fit snugly to your window frame. Made with hollow tubes, this clever design provides an extra layer of insulation by trapping air inside the blind – preventing warm air from escaping and creating a barrier against heat.

Blockout blinds are great for places you want to keep dark – like bedrooms and home theatres. Transparent blinds, on the other hand, create soft filtered light and a tranquil atmosphere for living areas.

All blinds can be motorised to give you control at the touch of a button.

Great outdoors

A protected outdoor area means enjoying yourself without having to worry about insects, weather or nosy neighbours. Install an awning or retractable roofing system to filter sunlight, create shade and provide instant cover in rain, hail or shine.

Zips are a great idea if you want to extend your living space without the hassle and expense of renovations. Adding zips to your outdoor area effectively creates a protected and private extra room to enjoy in all weather.

Huge savings for you and the environment

Ensuring your home is well-insulated year-round is the first thing you can do to keep your energy use to a minimum, save money and do your bit for the environment.

Book a free home design consultation

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