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Manual VS Electric Skylight Blinds

If you’re in the market for skylight blinds this year, there are a number of factors to consider. What brand roof window do you have? What is most important – controlling light, reducing glare or managing excessive moisture? And, how will you operate them when they have been installed. We’re passionate about the idea that practicality and style should go hand in hand. When you invest in made-to-measure window blinds, you want to ensure you’ve placed your money in the right product. And not one that doesn’t meet the needs of you and your family. In today’s blog, we’ll go through the differences between manual and electric skylight blinds to help you understand which option is right for you. 

Manual skylight blinds and electric skylight blinds

New Home Office Extension? Prioritise Privacy And Reduce Glare With The Right Blinds

A study by Finder found that 60% of the UK’s adult population worked from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. And, of these, 26% planned to continue working from home either on a permanent or occasional basis. In line with this, more and more people are deciding to invest in a home office – a space where they can switch into work mode and focus on the job at hand. Whether this constitutes to a new extension or renovating the existing box room, it’s important to consider both practicality and style when designing these unique spaces. Yes, you certainly want a room that supports your creativity and invites you in every single morning. But, you also want a space that is functional, allows you to work smoothly, and means you’ll still achieve the same high-quality results you did when commuting. Read on to discover how the right blinds can help you do all of these easily. 

Internal or External Skylight Blinds – Which Is Best For Your Home?

As more and more of us look to extend our homes, skylight windows are continuing to rise in popularity. With this, there is an increased need for homeowners to understand their options when it comes to window dressings. Managing light and privacy are essential – especially when you’re working with windows directly facing the sun and overlooked in new ways, previously unconsidered ways. For skylight windows, you have two main options when it comes to light management – internal or external skylight blinds. But, what are the differences? And, which ones are best suited to your home?

The right window blind for flat roof windows

With more and more of us opting to expand our homes instead of moving, it has become more common for homeowners to be faced with the option of choosing the right window. Once reserved for those in property development or interior design, now the right window is a decision many will have to make. While some extensions can use standard windows, others require a more unique solution. Flat roof windows are one such option. Letting optimal light in and creating a modern look, this option has become even more popular. But, what is the right window blind for flat roof windows? And, do you even need one? 

The Small Flat Roof Blind

Will my roof windows offer enough thermal protection?

Having a roof window fitted is one of the most exciting stages in a new extension. It helps to transform a pile of bricks into a room and allows you to visualise how this space will work when it’s finished. If you’re working with a professional architect or builder, you’ll know that there are many things to consider when purchasing roof windows. And one that is most relevant to us here at Skylight Blinds is thermal protection – e.g how much heat your window will lose during a period of time.

Dulux Roof Window Example 

In this blog, we’ll look at thermal protection in more detail and how the right skylight blind helps to improve this significantly. 

Flat roof windows, roof lanterns, or skylights – How to choose the right blind

In mid-2019, the government changed the Permitted Development rights to make extending your home easier. These grants allow homeowners to undertake certain works on their homes without the need to apply for planning permission. For many, it now means that commissioning a single or double-storey extension to their home has become more affordable. Pair this with the fact that we have an ageing population with more multi-generational homes and the need for space is ever-increasing, we expect to see the number of extension projects continue to rise in line with this. 

LanternLITE Honeycomb Roof Lantern Blind

Install Your Own Skylight Blinds & Stay Safe

We have spoken at length about the many benefits of skylight blinds in our blog over the years. Giving you the ability to manage light, control privacy, and choose your own style are just some of the reasons why they remain so popular. Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we’re passionate about removing the myth that this type of window blind has to be hard to install. We have worked over the years to create a range of skylight blinds that can be fitted by individuals with no previous experience. And, we’re also conscious of how precious time is in our modern world. 

Installing skylight blinds yourself

5 Reasons Why You Need A Roof Lantern Blind

 Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we’ve noticed an increase in interest in our roof lantern blind. In 2020, the interior design platform Houzz saw an increase of 52% when it came to requests for home extensions. In a year where we’ve spent more time together than ever, it seems that the need to find more space in our homes will continue to rise. For many homeowners, a single-floor extension is a perfect solution. Designed and created in-house, these custom-crafted blinds are made specifically to help you manage light and privacy in your new spaces. 
LanternLITE Honeycomb Roof Lantern Blind

Roof Lantern Blinds VS Skylight Blinds – What style do you need?

Roof lantern blinds. Skylight Blinds. If you’re just about to start redecorating your home, it might feel like there are a whole host of window coverings on the market you’ve never heard of. And, perhaps, coverings that you might need to improve the usability of your home. Over the past 12 months, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of homeowners looking to improve functionality, practicality and style in their homes. As a result of this, the number of queries into the different names has also begun to pop up. 

An image showing the difference between skylight blinds and roof lantern blinds

Why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, it’s no wonder that we’re passionate about roof windows. All shapes, sizes, and brands – these gateways to the outdoors allow natural light to flood your home and offer the perfect spot for a touch of interior personalization. While there’s been no lull in the popularity of these home additions, we have noticed that the request for skylight blinds has been steadily increasing – particularly during 2020. Additionally Country Living cited roof windows as being one of the ‘Top 15 Home Decor Trends Predicted to Be Huge in 2021’. So, we’re wondering ‘why are roof windows continuing to rise in popularity?’ 

Loft conversion bedroom with roof windows