Honeycomb blinds keeping homes well insulated and energy efficient

Blinds and window covers specialist AustralianWindowCovering explains how the right window treatment can keep a home well insulated while also saving energy for the homeowner.

Energy-efficient window treatments such as honeycomb blinds are designed to address both functional and aesthetic objectives, making them a popular choice in the window decoration market. As energy cost continues to rise, homeowners can use solutions such as honeycomb blinds to increase energy efficiency.

Honeycomb blinds are high on visual appeal with their attractive contemporary looks. Stylish aesthetic apart, honeycomb blinds are also good insulators. Only the white side is visible from the outside, helping achieve a uniform appearance regardless of the colour chosen for the interior.

Honeycomb blinds are available in almost any colour with the fabric supplied in metallic or semi-transparent options. Blinds can also be customised to suit specific window applications. There are blinds that offer only the minimum emittance or partial light, while others provide complete blackout. For blinds that can be lowered to the glass, the ultra-thin version would be perfect.

Interior designers prefer honeycomb blinds mainly for their aesthetic appearance and function. These blinds can be used to control light in a room. Honeycomb blinds are available in many colours as well as models including vertical blinds, cellular blinds and blackout blinds.

 

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Electronic Blinds for Your Home and Office

window blindsHaving window blinds make the perfect appliance for your windows. These things have helped control light entering the room and maintain privacy for years since they were invented. Nowadays, innovation has led to the production of electronic window blinds. These window blinds can be remotely operated through a control. You can have the same benefits of having window blinds installed for your home or office at hassle free.

Get the best set of remote controlled window blinds for your home and office. You can see a large selection of different kinds of blinds here that could fit your personal style. You can choose from a variety window blinds made from plastic, wood and other materials. Each design has its own unique setup to complement for any home or office environment. Having electronic window blinds installed offers the benefits of regular blinds and more.

Remote controlled window blinds removes the need for you to adjust your blinds manually. If you have regular blinds, it could be a nightmare to frequently adjust the amount of light that enters through the room. With a remote controlled window blind, you can adjust them all with a simple press of a button. Electronic window blinds make good appliances for showrooms. Adjusting window blinds manually during any showcase of items in a room full of crowded people may not be a classy to begin with.

By remotely operating your window blinds, you no longer have to expend much effort while they can be adjusted in sync. You can make a good impression for your guests visiting your office or home with the modern touch. In this modern era, having anything operated electronically can impress people. With the right design features opted for your remote controlled window blinds, you can be sure guests are can be impressed.

Electronic window blinds may have a reputation as additional sources of energy cost. However, this reason could not stand when taking into consideration the benefits it actually brings. Electronic window blinds can actually help you save money from energy costs. There are several features that helps the appliance automatically adjusts itself to light, heat, and time difference. This also depends on the features innately opted in the product. Just like any other window blinds, heat can be prevented from escaping from the room with a simple adjustment.

New electronic window blinds in the market are manufactured with less energy consumption requirements as opposed to older models. This gives you less carbon footprints and more money saved throughout the year. Take advantage of the aesthetic features electronic window blinds could also have. The market has several electronic window blinds that have different classy designs to fit interior motif. You only need a reliable source to provide you with the right electronic window blinds for you.

Shuddering at California shutters

Q: My girlfriend and I recently bought a condo. It’s a two bedroom in an older building, with fairly large rooms and windows. We don’t consider it our forever address, but we will be here for at least five years. That said, we need advice on our window coverings. Neither of us are really drapery type girls, but we do require privacy from neighbouring buildings. My girlfriend has an attachment to California shutters, but I find them dated and heavy looking. I prefer roller blinds, but she thinks they’re too utilitarian. Any ideas?

A: I’m not expecting to score points with your girlfriend when I say I side with you when it comes to California (plantation) shutters. I think they have a place (a beach house or in a bathroom) but I’m personally not a fan of these shutters from a decorative perspective. I realize you and I are in the minority; plantation shutters are loved by many because they’re an easy way to cover every window of a house without the effort or expense of draperies.

I like the simplicity of roller blinds, but, at the same time, I understand your girlfriend’s concern regarding the utilitarian look. If they are intended to be the primary window covering (as I assume they are in your condo), then I think they look best with simple, uncluttered furnishings.

They can be the perfect fix for lofts or condos, but if your tastes lean toward traditional decor, they’re probably not going to be decorative enough on the windows.

For a more layered look, I’ve used roller blinds in addition to linen sheers and decorative side panels. I like them mounted on the inside frame of the window behind a four-inch (10.16 cm) wooden valance (valance height will vary depending on the size of the window and blind) that is painted the same colour as the window trim.

You wouldn’t even realize they’re there until they’re rolled down at night for privacy.

Depending on how close your windows are to the windows of the neighbouring building, you may need to have the blinds down during the day and in this case, I like the roller shades pictured here by Delia Shades (deliashades.com).

Ten years ago, industrial designer Delia Heilig felt the same way as your girlfriend about roller shades, so she set out to change that. After perfecting the screen-printing process, Delia started designing and producing roller shades patterned after traditional window coverings from around the world.

When you view her website, you see Moroccan arches, French wrought iron work and Indian jali patterns, to name but a few. Delia stocks three weights of roller shade mesh and can line them with blackout lining if total light blocking or privacy is required. Every shade is made to order with window measurements you provide. Pricing is about $25 a square foot (0.1 square metre).

You may not want to use these in every room, but I think they’re perfect for principal rooms in which you’re looking to make a statement. And for the other rooms, investigate options at such stores as Blinds to Go or Home Depot.

Check the rules of your condo board when it comes to window coverings, because with any luck, your building doesn’t allow plantation shutters and you and I won’t have to take the blame for poohpoohing them in the first place.

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It’s Hip to Be Square!

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As Huey Lewis once sang… It’s Hip to Be Square!

Since the time of ancient Greece, geometry has been at the foundation of design. The order and logic of geometry has allowed it to replicated and understood by everyone.  The use of geometry has created some iconic architectural masterpieces like The Pantheon in Rome.

Taking the basics of geometric design and adding clever tone on tone colour, can create awe inspiring and memorable results.

The striking Fabric Box Tetra fabric follows the geo trend perfectly.  Smart colour work is triumphed when looking at this classic geo design, close your eyes for a few seconds, open up and watch your eyes play tricks, picking out diamonds or perfect cuboids in abundance.

Geometry is something that will never leave our culture and with a fresh resurgence of colour there will always be new and exciting ways to incorporate it in our homes, clothing and accessories.

– See more at: http://www.thefabricbox.co.uk/node/1017#sthash.S84B9kgi.dpuf

As Huey Lewis once sang… It’s Hip to Be Square!

Since the time of ancient Greece, geometry has been at the foundation of design. The order and logic of geometry has allowed it to replicated and understood by everyone.  The use of geometry has created some iconic architectural masterpieces like The Pantheon in Rome.

Taking the basics of geometric design and adding clever tone on tone colour, can create awe inspiring and memorable results.

The striking Fabric Box Tetra fabric follows the geo trend perfectly.  Smart colour work is triumphed when looking at this classic geo design, close your eyes for a few seconds, open up and watch your eyes play tricks, picking out diamonds or perfect cuboids in abundance.

Geometry is something that will never leave our culture and with a fresh resurgence of colour there will always be new and exciting ways to incorporate it in our homes, clothing and accessories

– See more at: http://www.thefabricbox.co.uk/node/1017#sthash.S84B9kgi.dpuf

As Huey Lewis once sang… It’s Hip to Be Square!

Since the time of ancient Greece, geometry has been at the foundation of design. The order and logic of geometry has allowed it to replicated and understood by everyone.  The use of geometry has created some iconic architectural masterpieces like The Pantheon in Rome.

Taking the basics of geometric design and adding clever tone on tone colour, can create awe inspiring and memorable results.

The striking Fabric Box Tetra fabric follows the geo trend perfectly.  Smart colour work is triumphed when looking at this classic geo design, close your eyes for a few seconds, open up and watch your eyes play tricks, picking out diamonds or perfect cuboids in abundance.

Geometry is something that will never leave our culture and with a fresh resurgence of colour there will always be new and exciting ways to incorporate it in our homes, clothing and accessories.

– See more at: http://www.thefabricbox.co.uk/node/1017#sthash.S84B9kgi.dpuf

 

As Huey Lewis once sang… It’s Hip to Be Square!

Since the time of ancient Greece, geometry has been at the foundation of design. The order and logic of geometry has allowed it to replicated and understood by everyone.  The use of geometry has created some iconic architectural masterpieces like The Pantheon in Rome.

Taking the basics of geometric design and adding clever tone on tone colour, can create awe inspiring and memorable results.

The striking Fabric Box Tetra fabric follows the geo trend perfectly.  Smart colour work is triumphed when looking at this classic geo design, close your eyes for a few seconds, open up and watch your eyes play tricks, picking out diamonds or perfect cuboids in abundance.

Geometry is something that will never leave our culture and with a fresh resurgence of colour there will always be new and exciting ways to incorporate it in our homes, clothing and accessories.

As Huey Lewis once sang… It’s Hip to Be Square!

Since the time of ancient Greece, geometry has been at the foundation of design. The order and logic of geometry has allowed it to replicated and understood by everyone.  The use of geometry has created some iconic architectural masterpieces like The Pantheon in Rome.

Taking the basics of geometric design and adding clever tone on tone colour, can create awe inspiring and memorable results.

The striking Fabric Box Tetra fabric follows the geo trend perfectly.  Smart colour work is triumphed when looking at this classic geo design, close your eyes for a few seconds, open up and watch your eyes play tricks, picking out diamonds or perfect cuboids in abundance.

Geometry is something that will never leave our culture and with a fresh resurgence of colour there will always be new and exciting ways to incorporate it in our homes, clothing and accessories.

– See more at: http://www.thefabricbox.co.uk/node/1017#sthash.S84B9kgi.dpuf

As Huey Lewis once sang… It’s Hip to Be Square!

Since the time of ancient Greece, geometry has been at the foundation of design. The order and logic of geometry has allowed it to replicated and understood by everyone.  The use of geometry has created some iconic architectural masterpieces like The Pantheon in Rome.

Taking the basics of geometric design and adding clever tone on tone colour, can create awe inspiring and memorable results.

The striking Fabric Box Tetra fabric follows the geo trend perfectly.  Smart colour work is triumphed when looking at this classic geo design, close your eyes for a few seconds, open up and watch your eyes play tricks, picking out diamonds or perfect cuboids in abundance.

Geometry is something that will never leave our culture and with a fresh resurgence of colour there will always be new and exciting ways to incorporate it in our homes, clothing and accessories.

– See more at: http://www.thefabricbox.co.uk/node/1017#sthash.S84B9kgi.dpuf