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How to Maintain your Wooden Plantation Shutters

Wooden plantation shutters can be fitted for either decorative or functional reasons, but either way, the majority of homeowners want them to look the best they can possibly look at all times. If you don’t keep on top of cleaning them, they can soon lose their beauty and charm that once attracted you to them in the first place.   Wooden shutters unfortunately do tend to collect more dirt than other types of shutter, such as faux wood or PVC shutters, so you will find that you have to them more frequently. However, if painted to a high standard, wooden plantation…

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Troubleshooting : How to Fix Roller Blinds

If your roller blind has started to show signs of any problems, then keep reading our article as we troubleshoot some common roller blind problems, so you will know exactly what to do to fix them, should you come across any of these problems… My blind won’t open This requires increased tension of the spring. Take the blind down from its bracket Remove the cap over the pin Tighten the pin as much as it will allow to be tightened Replace the cap and place the blind back My blind rolls up too slowly/quickly This indicates a problem with the tension…

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Vertical Blinds – still a popular and practical option for your home

Vertical blinds still remain one of the most popular yet practical blind solutions in the home. They offer the ultimate in style and function with the utmost practicality too, giving you an all-round excellent blind for your windows, regardless of which room you may need them for. Modern living Many modern properties and new builds now have large areas of glass (i.e bi-folding doors, patio/French doors, large windows etc.) that are not only visually pleasing to look at but they also encourage the flow of natural light; cleverly creating the illusion of more space. However, although there are many benefits to…

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Made to Measure Blinds for Unusually Shaped Windows

Different shaped windows, such as arched and curved, offer originality and can really make a property stand out from the rest. However, when it comes to finding blinds to fit these unusual shaped windows, it can be tricky knowing which style to opt for in order to get full coverage and privacy when needed. The team at Angel Blinds are going to talk through the blind styles we recommend for your awkwardly shaped windows, so you don’t have to worry about ill-fitting blinds spoiling your windows beautiful appearance. Pleated blinds If the majority of the window is a rectangular shape, then…

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Mind the gap: 5 advantages of made to measure blinds

When it comes to buying new blinds for your home, generally speaking there are two options available to you: made to measure or off the shelf. Off the shelf are the ready made option, packaged up and all made to the same specification, whereas made to measure offers you the flexibility to have a blind that meets your  exact needs and is tailored to your specific requirements. So, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of made to measure blinds so you can be best informed to make the right decision. Better size and fit Very few windows actually come…

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Lining Options for Made to Measure Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are an extremely popular blind style for many homeowners as they offer similar aesthetics to curtains but with the simple functionality of a blind. With made to measure Roman blinds, they can even be tailored to meet your exact needs. This includes the addition of an extra lining that is tightly woven to create a thicker blind that can be advantageous in many different ways. Linings can be added to the back of your existing blinds, so if you love your Roman blinds as they are and don’t want to trade them in for a blind that already has…

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Buying Advice: Which blinds are easy to maintain?

Window blinds are ideal for many homeowners. They are a modern and practical alternative to curtains and come in a whole range of different styles, from faux wood to the simple roller blind. If you’re in the middle of choosing the right window dressing option for your home, then it’s best to write down your list of requirements as this will help you make your mind up as to which style is right for you and the room. One important requirement for many is for a blind that is easy to maintain. Taking this into consideration, we’ve come up with some…

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Ideal Home Show 2015 – Interior Design Room Sets and Mood Boards

For over 100 years, The Ideal Home Show has been helping British homeowners improve their homes in many different ways, and this year’s show was no exception. This year’s show held back in March/April at the Olympia London saw some of the finest examples of modern living, spread across seven different areas including : Interiors Home improvements Gardens Food & housewares Technology Fashion & beauty Shopping Room sets and mood boards Mood boards are becoming increasingly popular in the interior design world and many designers, like the ones at this year’s Ideal Home Show, start their ‘look’ by creating a mood…

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Save Energy with Duette and Honeycomb Blinds

With energy prices constantly on the rise, it can often leave homeowners feeling like they are victims, exploited by these rising prices! With this in mind, there is now more emphasis on ways you can improve your homes energy efficiency, so that you don’t have to fall subject to expensive energy bills dropping through your letterbox every month. Duette (honeycomb) blinds A survey carried out by leading blind manufacturer, Duette, revealed that a staggering 50% of domestic heat is lost through windows, as frames and sills allow heat to seep out. So what is the solution? In the ideal world, everybody…

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Our recommendations: Window blinds suitable for schools

Controlling the lighting levels in a school is essential. The right shading is necessary not only to help children retain a comfortable body temperature, but to also allow them to focus and concentrate on their work and learning, rather than becoming too hot and irritated. What do I need to consider? When choosing blinds for educational institutions, there are many things to consider. Some of the most important things include: Child safety Heavy usage Shading Reliable materials Robust So, taking all of these factors into consideration, let’s take a look at some of the best blind styles to use in a…

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Troubleshooting: How to Fix Roman Blinds

Frequently used home furnishings, such as Roman blinds, are bound to encounter a bit of trouble eventually, no matter how careful you are with them. The operating cord is probably used at least twice a day, every day, which can cause strain on certain mechanisms within the blind itself. However, Roman blinds are actually one of the easiest blind styles to fix, should something go wrong with them. The experienced team at Angel Blinds have seen various different problems over the years that can be easily fixed or avoided altogether if you know how. So let’s take a look at some…

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Blind Options for Bi-folding Doors

Bi-folding doors are becoming increasingly popular, especially amongst contemporary home renovations, whether that’s in the kitchen or any other type of living space. This desirable door opens your home up to the outdoors with uninterrupted views, which mostly tend to be of the surrounding garden. You should be careful not to cover up the doors beautiful simplicity and sleekness with busy looking and fussy blinds, or similarly large and thick curtains. A bi-folding door consists of perfectly formed, clean lines that need equally as perfect fitting blinds to complete the look, whilst allowing you privacy in your own home when you…

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