What Are Solar Reflective Blinds And Do You Need Them?

While many of us welcome the warmer weather brought in by Summer, it certainly has its drawbacks. Excessive sun exposure, specifically on uncovered windows, increase the internal temperature of our homes to uncomfortable levels. No matter how many windows you open or fans you switch on, this heat is difficult to shift. Thankfully, there is a solution – Solar Reflective Blinds. But what are solar reflective blinds and do you need them? Let’s look into this in more detail. 

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Conservatory Roof Blinds Or Film – Which Is Best?

Conservatory blinds
Lifestyle Blinds | Conservatory Roof Blinds or Film – Which Is Best?

Conservatories have continued to rise in popularity over the past few years. Whether it’s a desire to feel more connected with nature or a need for additional space, many homeowners are opting for these effective glass structures. Modern technology has moved the design of conservatories forward, making them more energy efficient and inkeeping with our homes. However, due to the abundance of glass, several hurdles still exist with them, primarily, the management of light and heat. You have two main options to choose from here – conservatory roof blinds of film. So, which one is best?

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What To Do When Your Cordless Roller Blinds Won’t Go Up or Down

Cordless roller blinds are swiftly becoming a popular option for many homeowners. Not only are they brilliant at managing light, but they also reduce the risk of injury for small children and animals too. What makes them different from traditional roller blinds is the mechanism. And, while this makes them minimalist and smart, it is also the root of some confusion among many owners. The mechanism is hidden. Therefore, it’s harder to establish the cause of any issues you may experience. In this blog post, we’ll troubleshoot one of the most common queries we receive – What do I do when my cordless roller blinds won’t go up or down?

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How To Install Cordless Roller Blinds

One of the things we’re most proud of here at Lifestyle Blinds is our made-to-measure window blinds offering. Giving you the opportunity to save on time and money, all of our blinds can be easily fitted by you! We’ve taken great care to ensure that the installation instructions provided are clear. They can be followed by anyone – regardless of whether you’ve fitted window blinds before or not. Knowing how to install your blinds is easier than ever. However, we understand how this concept can be daunting to many homeowners, specifically if you’re installing a new type of blind. 

In this blog, we’ll go through how to install one of our most popular (and most modern) types of window blind. So, if you’re wondering how to install cordless roller blinds, read on. 

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What are the best window blinds for conservatories?

Best blinds for conservatories

With so many of us looking for ways to expand the space in our current homes, the number of conservatories going up has increased. Cheaper than single floor extensions, constructed to make the most of your surrounding views and providing an extra room, these practical spaces can add up to 7% to the value of your home. Much like orangeries, they are largely manufactured from glass – one of the reasons they are cheaper to build. This also makes them the perfect space to take advantage of natural light. And, a space that can become very hot and prone to glare just as easily. Having the best window blinds for conservatories is, therefore, a vital consideration. This blog post will look to answer that, providing you with a host of options to suit every household. 

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Outside Mount or Inside mount – Which is best?

Pink living room with outside mount and inside mount windows

Did you know that many blinds can be outside mount or inside mounting within your window recess? Many homeowners aren’t aware that this is even an option. In fact, the only time this tends to come into question is when there is a reason why a blind cannot fit within the recess. Choosing the right method of installation may come down to a practical need but it can also be a style choice. There are many reasons why you may choose to install a blind on an outside mount as well as reasons why an inside mount may be best. Read on to discover more. 

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Choosing window blinds that dogs can’t destroy

Lifestyle Blinds | Choosing window blinds that dog’s can’t destroy

We are a nation of animal lovers with 12.5 million dogs standing as members of the family. The recent lockdowns drove up sales of puppies. This found many of us adapting our homes to suit these four-legged friends. For those who had never had a pet before, the destruction that small animals can cause is sometimes a shock. They need to scratch, play and be boisterous – much like smaller children in many ways. Therefore, it pays to invest in homeware that can withstand their playful ways, instead of having to constantly replace and repair the pieces you have. Choosing window blinds that dogs can’t destroy is a tall ask. Most animals can find a way to damage an item if they want to. But, knowing the best blinds for this purpose is the first step to taking back control of your home. And, enjoying time with the newest member of the family. 

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Mains VS Battery Powered Motorised Blinds – Which Is Best?

A Louvolite remote control for motorised roller blinds
Lifestyle Blinds – Mains VS Battery Powered Motorised Blinds – Which Is Best?

The rise of the smart home is also driving the rise of intelligent and integrated technologies that make our every day easier. It’s estimated that there are 2.22 million smart homes in the UK – homes that have at least 3 devices linked to a central hub to control them independently. Even the window covering that you chose can now play a role in this. Motorised blinds are the modern solution – bringing together the style of roller blinds with the convenience of remote control. Many styles on the market today can be linked to your smart system, allowing you to talk to your blind and adjust window coverage easily. The style and brand you choose is just one consideration with motorised roller blinds. You also need to decide whether you opt for battery or mains-powered blinds. Let’s delve into the differences to help you decide. 

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Can Cordless Blinds Be Motorised?

Cordless blinds have become the window dressing of choice for many homeowners. Allowing you to blend together the functionality of roller blinds with a sleek and modern updated design, they are perfect for many different rooms too. At Lifestyle Blinds, we have a wide and varied range of cordless blinds that regularly receive compliments and praise from our customers. One of the key benefits of cordless blinds is that they do away with the potential hazardous pull cords, eliminating risk to small children and animals. And on the quest to find the most convenient and safest window covering options, we regularly get asked, ‘Can cordless blinds be motorised?’. Let’s delve into that here. 

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Do cordless blinds last as long as corded?

Whether you’re one of these people that adores trends or someone more rooted in traditional style, any investment in your home needs to have longevity. Taking hard-earned money and pouring it into the aesthetics of each room is something that many of us flourish with – the opportunity to turn these once plain spaces into expressions of our own personality. And for many, especially in this modern age, cordless blinds offer the perfect finishing touch to a room we’ve spent so long perfecting. One question we get asked a lot here at Lifestyle Blinds is, ‘Do cordless blinds last as long as corded?’. And, that’s what we’ll be delving into in today’s blog – is the investment in cordless blinds worth it? 

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