How Translucent Skylight Blinds Can Help In Winter

One of the main purposes of skylight blinds is to help you to manage light in your conservatory, extension or loft. Roof windows are positioned at the optimal angle to allow in as much natural light as possible. While this helps to visually maximise the space inside your new room, it also means you need to find the most appropriate way to manage this. And, for many households, that is by using translucent skylight blinds. But are these specialist window blinds only for summer? 


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3 Reasons Why Blackout Skylight Blinds Are Just As Important In Winter

Blackout skylight blinds aren’t a new thing. Out of all of the variations available on the market, they’re likely the ones you’ve heard of the most. This is largely due to the whole host of benefits that blinds made from this specialist material offer. Exceptional light control, privacy and the ability to personalise your home are all factors that contribute to their popularity. 

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Do I need to update my roof blind for Autumn?

As Autumn begins to roll in, you may be looking at the different ways in which you can improve your home. Colder days, more rain and less light all force us to readdress our indoor spaces and establish whether they’re likely to work as effectively during these colder months. While light may seem like less of a pressing issue now, it’s still a factor you’ll need to consider when it comes to usability. And, with more of us spending time indoors and using indoor lighting, privacy can also become a concern. This blog will look at whether it’s time to update your roof blind for Autumn. 

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Top 5 Colours For Skylight Blinds In Autumn 2020

As we begin to move into Autumn 2020, many of us may be looking to our own homes for a rehaul. This year has seen us spend more time at home than ever before and the trend for home renovations has skyrocketed. As a result, we have become more aware of the finer details that egg us or the need to recreate a space so it truly speaks to our personality. We believe that window blinds are a cost-effective solution when it comes to following seasonal trends. And even roof windows can benefit from this – with the help of our skylight blinds range. 

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This blog will look at the top 5 colours we’ve identified in the Autumn/Winter trends for this year and the ways in which you can incorporate there into your home. 

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Lockdown interior design – How skylight blinds can transform your home effortlessly

Lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift but for many of us, our homes will remain our sanctuary for the considerable future. And, for this reason, more and more of us are investing in our own 4-walls instead of spending money elsewhere. Skylight blinds are a home accessory that can truly transform your space – giving you privacy, light control and style combined. If you’re considering a rehaul of your conservatory, orangery or extension, read our blog to see why we think skylight blinds are the ideal lockdown interior design accessory. 

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How to maintain and clean your skylight blinds

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Like many of you up and down the country, we’ve spent the last 4 months confined to our houses in an attempt to protect the NHS. And, as a result, we’ve become more aware of the home around us. Inspiring a host of DIY projects and renovations, this reflective period has also highlighted just how much maintenance goes into keeping every single room looking pristine. And, as experts in skylight blinds, it only seemed right that we’ve been concentrating on the best ways to clean and maintain these practical home accessories. Our latest blog will give you our top tips on how to keep your skylight windows and blinds looking pristine to prolong their lifespan and ensure your home is an enjoyable place to be.

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Colour of the year 2020 – Incorporate the new decade’s colours into your home with skylight blinds

Every year brings a new colour palette. A decade ago in 2010, it was turquoise that took precedence. Fast forward 5 years and 2015 saw a reddish clay-like colour named Marsala rise to popularity. Tracking colour trends has become just as essential as understanding how interior design and fashion trends evolve to meet our financial climate. So, as we move closer and closer to a brand new decade, it seems only fitting to look at the Colours of the Year that have been announced for 2020. And, while we’re here, show you how to incorporate them using our favourite home accessory – skylight blinds of course. 

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The Ultimate Guide To Roof Lantern Blinds

As we continue to let more light into our homes, roof lantern windows are dramatically increasing in popularity.  Orangeries, Atriums and conservatories are a fantastic way to open up your home, bringing light and openness into your home. Architects and specifiers are replacing traditional ceilings with glass roofs such as skypods, atriums, roof domes and pyramid windows (to name but a few of the horizontal roof windows on the market at the moment). 

These glass roofs bring natural light and free solar energy into your home.  But our orangeries and sunrooms are becoming unusable at times as they are too hot and bright in the summer and too cold in the winter.

Without a ROOF LANTERN blind you are very likely to experience the following:-

 

Heat Gain in the Summer

TRANSMITTANCE: The suns rays pass through the glazing, hit objects in the room eg walls, furniture which absorb the radiation and radiate it back into the room: otherwise known as the GREENHOUSE EFFECT.
Heat Loss in the Winter Even with the heating on you may find your orangery is cold during the WINTER and first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

Heat is lost through:-

CONDUCTION (Loss of heat through the glass of the window)

CONVECTION (THE DRAFT LOOP: Loss of heat through warm room air reaching the glass, cooling then cool air falling back into the room for you to  have to re-heat)

AIR LEAKAGE (Heat lost through cracks in the frame or from ill fitting glass)

 GLARE Harsh sunlight which prevents you watching tv and strains the eyes.

So, in order to receive the maximum benefit from your roof window you will need to find a way to control your environment.     Our answer is a LanternLITE™ Roof Lantern blind.

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Style My Loft Conversion – Bedroom

The final floorboards have gone in and the waft of fresh paint has just about left the air. Now you’re standing in the middle of your brand new loft conversion and the fun really starts. It’s from this point that you get to make your unique mark. The interior style you choose will help make the most of this space and ensure the investment you’ve made pays off. These days, it doesn’t matter if you’re the most stylistically minded. Websites like Pinterest and Instagram are bursting at the seams, offering up endless interior inspiration. And, even with all this content, we understand how hard it can be to get it right. How do you make sure you have ample storage? Will that quirky eave become a useful and practical space?

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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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