Roller blinds are a simple, yet elegant type of window treatment that can be the solution to the aesthetic and practical needs of your Sydney home.
Roller blinds are vertical lengths of cloth or cloth-like material that can be rolled up on top of a window through a mechanical system. In many cases, the roller mechanism is manual, and can be controlled with a length of rope or chain at the side of the window or blind.
Motorised versions are also available, where the motor is connected to a bi-directional control set up, so you can control how much of the blinds will be rolled in or out. Some designs even have both – so that in case of loss of electricity, you still have a manual option to work with.
Roller blinds are similar in design to shutters, but you should be aware that in the case of shutters, hinged and interconnected metal slats are used, and that these slats are usually located on the outside of a window or door, and set within guide rails. That way, they also feature a security component.
Roller blinds have numerous benefits, so it’s easy to justify them from a budget point of view:
Given the way that roller blinds in Sydney are designed, the material for roller blinds can be made more reflective in the exterior portion. This, combined with properly laminated glass, can lower heat transfer into the room, or at least keep the heat to just near the window.
You can choose from a wide range of colours, and even have custom patterns, if you want. However, because of the minimalist design, it is better to stick to single-color material that matches the interior of the room on one side, and the exterior of the building or home on the other. With the blinds up, there is a stark, relaxing openness to a room, particularly if it has wide windows or sliding doors. Once the blinds are unrolled, the room can become more formal.
Light can be controlled by how much of the blinds are kept up or down. Strategic placement of roller blinds and how they are deployed can give a more soothing atmosphere even if it’s in the middle of the day, and prevent glare or direct sunlight. It’s even better if you have semi-translucent blinds, as you can unroll them fully and still have a muted light effect from all the windows.
When choosing roller blinds, do take into account that while there may be maintenance issues with the roller mechanisms, proper cleaning will assure you of many years of good service. If you want to start shopping for roller blinds at home, click here. For assistance, you may also contact us on 02 8858 0900.