Apr29 Why Blinds and Shutters Can Be an Excellent Investment
For people who are looking to buy a new home, blinds may be far from the top of the list of things to consider when viewing properties in their chosen locale. However, well-made blinds can make a big difference to the appearance of downstairs reception rooms, along with bedrooms and bathrooms, so they should definitely be taken into account if the current owner plans to leave them in place. When carefully matched to the existing décor, quality blinds can really enhance the overall aesthetics of the space in which they are installed, adding value to the property in question and negating the need to redecorate as soon as you move in. Should you ever decide to sell up in the future, you can also leave the blinds in place and benefit from the extra value they impart.
Installing Shutters to Add More Value
Homeowners can add even more value to their properties by installing high-quality shutters in each room with exterior windows. Owing to the fact that wooden shutters are a more permanent fixture than blinds, principally because they are often custom made to fit a property’s windows, they are very likely to be considered as a plus point by potential buyers. In today’s window dressing market, there is an extensive selection of high-quality shutters available, nearly all of which can be custom-built to specific dimensions. In other words, no matter what type of property you own or are thinking of buying, you will not find it difficult to procure shutters that match both your personal tastes and the dimensions of the windows in your home.
For maximum return on investment when buying new shutters, it is a good idea to focus on the main reception rooms in your home – the living and dining rooms – as it is here that they will make the most visual impact on visitors and members of your household alike, consequently adding the most to your home in terms of aesthetics and resale value. If you like the look of solid timber but would prefer something a little easier to maintain, Woodbury shutters, manufactured from high-quality ABS polymer, are an excellent choice. On the other hand, if you have your heart set on solid timber then Sussex shutters, which are made from white teak harvested from sustainable sources in the Solomon Islands, are a very durable option that certainly merits serious consideration.
Whichever type of shutters you choose, there is no doubting the fact that they will make a huge difference to the exterior appearance of your home and for this reason alone, represent excellent value for money when compared to other home improvement projects that do not involve structural alterations.
Beautiful Blinds and Stunning Shades
While the majority of window dressings are designed to blend in rather than stand out, that does not mean it is impossible to find blinds and shades that are so beautiful they will literally take your breath away. If you are looking for blinds that draw attention to themselves and can be used as the focal point in modern interior décor themes, you will find plenty of interest in our current range.
From roman blinds made with gorgeous fabrics, to timber venetian blinds manufactured from Western Red Cedar or Basswood, we have many fantastic options for you to consider. Of course, if you would prefer to install blinds that will blend in seamlessly and enhance rather than transform your existing décor, we have plenty of these types too.
More than Just Window Dressing!
We hope you will forgive the pun but blinds and shades really are more than just window dressing. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, they offer excellent protection against heat during the summer months. Studies have shown that professionally fitted interior blinds can reduce heat gain by up to 45%, which can really help to reduce the amount you spend on air conditioning your home every year. They also offer an extra degree of insulation against heat loss in the winter, making them a valuable addition to homes in Perth and other parts of Western Australia. If you wish to maximise the insulation provided by the blinds that you install in your home, choose ones that are made from a highly reflective material.
As you can imagine, the insulating qualities of well-made blinds and shades helps to ensure they are seen as a positive factor by environmentally conscious people who are shopping around for a new home, thereby increasing the appeal of your property and subsequently, its potential resale value.
What Is the Right Choice for Your Home?
Whether you decide to opt for wooden shutters, fabric or composite blinds the best choice for your home will depend on a number of factors, including budget, personal preferences, and the existing décor. For impartial advice from your local experts, call and speak to us today.