Feeling the chill? 9 hacks to keep your loft conversion warm

Converting your loft offers a whole host of benefits that we’ve spoken about many times before. Combining more space with an increase in property value will improve your family’s overall quality of life. And all this by simply installing a loft conversion. With all of its positives, taking into account a loft conversion room is vital. Nobody wants to spend time in an icebox, especially as the colder months begin to creep in.

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The Buyers Guide to Skylight Blinds for Roof Windows

Now comes the fun part – choosing the right skylight blinds for your brand new room. Once the builders have left and you’ve hoovered up that last bit of dust, you’re left with a clean slate to add your personal touches. As any interior stylist (pro or amateur) will know, this is the part you’ve been waiting for. And, when it comes to your brand new skylight windows, you’ll want to make sure they’re decorated to the nines.

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6 Reasons Why Blinds Beat Curtains

After moving to a new home or redecorating a room, many homeowners are faced with a tough yet common question when it comes to selecting new window coverings: blinds or curtains? While this is a decision that largely depends on personal preference, with so many different styles of both blinds and curtains available to choose from, knowing which would work best in your home can be tricky. However, here at Skylight Blinds Direct, when it comes to window coverings, we truly believe that blinds are the best option. Below, we’ve outlined just six reasons why we think blinds beat curtains hands down:

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How to Stop Skylight Window Condensation

As with many other windows, skylight window condensation can be a problem for homeowners and usually forms as the result of humid, warm air rising and reacting with the cold window glass, made so by chilly outside temperatures. Consequently, the air begins to liquefy, forming small beads of water which then slide down the window and cause the surrounding area to become damp. Not only can condensation on skylight windows make the window pane hazy and wet but if the window has been poorly fitted, it can also cause the wood panelling to become swollen, potentially causing gaps in the window that may enable cold air to seep into your home. To stop condensation from forming on your skylight windows, we’ve put together a short guide to help you tackle condensation in your home:

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Sleep Well with Skylight Blackout Blinds

Resting in a dark environment is essential to getting a good night’s sleep. However, as we head into spring and summer, it can often be difficult to stop light from creeping in when heading to bed, especially when the evenings are longer and lighter. Similarly, if your home is situated in a built-up area, you may find you are being disturbed by unwanted light sources such as street lamps, vehicle headlights or light from other buildings. So, what can you do to darken your bedroom? Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we’ve got some suggestions that could help you achieve the perfect night’s sleep:

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A Guide to the Different Types of Windows

Here at Skylight Blinds Direct, we have an array of blinds to suit a variety of different windows. When flicking through our website, looking at which blind would be the perfect fit for your new window, there is a possibility that you may just click on the first one which fits the colour scheme or the specifications of your room. However, if the blind isn’t made especially for your window, then you may be left disappointed upon realising that it will not fit in the frame.

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How to Fit a Skylight Blind

So, you’ve decided that you want to fit your home out with new blinds. Whether it is a simple task of selecting a new bathroom blind replacement or choosing the finishing touches of your new conversion, picking a blind is something that should not be overlooked as it needs to both be functional and attractive.

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Which is the Best Type of Blind for your Home?

January is the perfect time to give your home a makeover! With a host of new trends to look out for over the coming year, why not get ahead of the curve by investing in a few new pieces to start your year off. One area of your home décor that can sometimes be overlooked is your window dressing. From curtains to blinds, you can sometimes be mistaken in thinking that so long as you have something covering the window, then you’re okay.

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6 Ways to Keep your Home Warm this Winter

The weather this winter has been particularly unpredictable; from snowfall and floods to rain and hail, no two days have been the same. However, one thing that has remained constant is how cold it is outside. With the drop in temperature outside making us layer up as much as possible, it is likely that you’re also doing the same when at home.

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2018 Home Décor Trends to Look-Out For

The new year signifies time for a fresh start; whether you’re committed to making resolutions or are just planning on making a few, simple changes to your life, what better time to start than January! This 2018, redecorating your home may be on the cards. It may have been a while since you last gave your living space the care and attention it deserves, or you could simply be feeling uninspired by your current surroundings. Sometimes you may need a helping hand in deciding how you want to change the appearance of your home.

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