In the modern world, privacy is more of a concern than it ever was. In this age of computers and stolen identities it can be very easy to overlook a lack of privacy in the home from a much older source, your windows.
Today it’s more unlikely that your neighbors live a mile away on either side of your house than before. Even though your neighbors are most likely not an invasion of your privacy, carefully selecting blinds that allow light and protect your home can be a great way to avoid them seeing you in the shower.
Blinds have come a long way and today there are varieties made to tackle the specific problems of the modern day. Bottom up blinds
for instance provide a sleek and versatile solution to this problem. They work by housing a roll of fabric in a cassette at the bottom of the window which then pulls up to cover the window. This can then be tied off wherever you like using the cord and cleat system.
A slightly less expensive option is the 50:50 blind
. Addressing the same issues with a slightly different take on the conventional blind is the 50:50 blind
. This blind has fabric at its base which comes in a huge range of colours and white mesh at the top so that the bottom of your windows stay blocked whilst allowing sunlight in the top of your windows.
A new style of pleated blind is the top down, bottom up blind. Just as the name implies this blind gives you the ability to lower the top of the blind downward or raise the bottom of the blind like normal. This type of blind is especially effective on ground floor windows where you can lower the top of the blind to let sunlight in the top of your window while keeping the bottom of the window blocked to outside viewers.
All styles of blinds offer some solid advantages over the use of curtains on windows. The various materials that blinds come in will offer much more protection from a privacy standpoint where as a curtain will always give the ability to see in to some extent. These same materials will also aid in protection against the damage that sunlight can cause to the finish on floors and furniture much better than the fabric of a curtain can.
To accommodate all your decoration needs, bottom up, bottom up-top down, and 50:50 blinds come in so many styles and materials that you’ll never have any problem matching the color schemes and styles in your home.
By Matthew Forde