[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Environmentally friendly and sustainable materials are a huge emerging market and the screens and blinds industry is well ahead of the trends. “Sustainable” isn’t really a buzzword, it’s an economic concept for industries, and the product life cycle studies inherent in sustainable product manufacturing have been producing benefits for businesses and consumers alike. Roller blinds, for example, are a case in point. These large blinds use up a lot of material, and better production through use of sustainable practices has paid off very well for the market.

Green in more ways than one

Eco friendly capabilities for blinds extend well beyond the fabrics themselves. Even synthetics are now being developed specifically to help energy management and cut pollution by reducing the demand on power for air conditioning and heating. Energy efficient blinds can save up to 40% on power usage.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] If you're trying to find "The Look" for your business or office, the chances are that you've already discovered how difficult it can be to integrate design features. Colour, tones, and textures are the big issues, particularly when you're dealing with spaces where blinds are required, which is practically everywhere. There are ways of handling these issues. Outdoor blinds can be very simple to install, for example, covering a range of issues at once.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] New design technology and a lot of creative people have combined to produce the very fashionable designer blinds range. Designer blinds are aptly named, because it was professional designers who created the demand for more choices and design options with blinds. They're now a standard option for consumers, too. The modern range of blinds, including outdoor blinds, are a new generation of design. Designs and designer blinds The design range has been created by huge demand. A combination of fashion and environmentalism has produced virtual new species of blinds, including designer “Green” blinds with the Green Building Council of Australia’s stamp of approval. (Blinds are excellent energy and interior environment managers, reducing demand on heating and cooling systems. The modern blinds are also based on sustainable manufacturing processes and strict eco-friendly criteria.)

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] External Blinds & Sun Screens External blindsare a major issue for homeowners. Durability, appearance, and fuss-free maintenance are the big issues. This is a case where quality really matters, and most people are quite prepared to be pretty choosy. The trouble, actually, is having so many choices. Outdoor blinds, sunscreens, sunroofs, and other features take some planning, too. The best option is to check the suppliers and get a good idea of prices and quality, as well as the design issues.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Cafe blinds are an almost classic feature of the modern cafe, a built in character piece. This dates back to the original French bistros, when attracting customers was achieved mainly by being visible. "Cafe style" as it's now known is a descendant of these design motifs. The outdoor blinds in particular are very much a part of the cafe's image.

Cafe blinds- design issues

Café blinds can present some unique issues for design. This is a business where everything has to look upmarket, and has to match the design motifs of the café. Style, presence and character are also major issues, because blinds occupy a large amount of highly visible space.

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] When you are not able to change or decide on the position of the windows in your home, then you must then think of ways to enhance and make the most of natural light in your house. There are many tips you can follow to ensure that maximum light is let in and spread around the room. Too much light When your house is exposed to too much sun in the long days of the summer months, then you will be looking for ways to minimise heat and glare inside your home. There are many ways to manage light inside the home and they come mainly from window treatments, because it’s the windows that are allowing all that light and heat from the sun.