Blinds for the home

Furnishing a new home can be an expensive business; all the ‘little things’ quickly add up and budgets never go quite as far as planned. Sooner or later you’ll have to think about what type of window blinds you want, and more importantly; what you can afford. You know that if you invest in quality blinds you’ll have something for life. Yet, with the early morning sun streaming in through the bare bedroom window (and the last of your money gone on sandpaper and paint), the overwhelming temptation is to rush out and buy some cheap blinds. Luckily technological and manufacturing advances mean that cheap no longer means nasty and today there’s a great range of budget blinds that won’t break the bank. Just because you don’t have money to throw around doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on style. Most designs and colors are available at very competitive prices as long as you know where to look. The Internet is If you buy cheap blinds you can expect quality to be compromised in a variety of ways. Most will be made from untreated fabrics, which may loose color or yellow with prolonged exposure to sunlight. It’s unlikely that any materials used will be damp or mildew resistant and shouldn’t be used in kitchens or bathrooms. You’ll also find that cheap fixings don’t perform well, headrails may bend due to inferior materials been used. In extreme cases you may end up with a wonky window covering that rises on one side and not on the other. Cheap window blinds should be avoided at all costs in wet areas such as bathrooms. Buying cheap blinds is a false economy, as sooner rather than later you are going to have to replace them, rememeber buy cheap buy twice.



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