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.Continue reading
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.
Now comes one of our favourite things to discuss, skylight windows. As specialists in this form of window blind, it is our job to help educate you on the different options out there. Before we can get to the dressing stage of your renovation, you need to choose the right windows for your new room. Today, we’re going to talking you through the different kinds of skylight windows available on the market. Using this, and the expertise of your architect/builder, you’ll be better placed to make an informed decision. So, read on to discover everything you need to know about skylight windows.
Loft conversions are tricky work. There is so much that goes into their planning, building and finishing. It’s understandable that, as normal people, we will have next to no idea what most of the jargon and technical language means. Any loft conversion should be agreed in an informed manner. This means you should understand as much of what you’re signing up to as possible – including all those technical terms. So, today we bring you our jargon buster. We’ve picked up a list of the most popular (and sometimes confusing terms) used during a loft conversion and broken them down. So, browse through and learn everything you need to know before proceeding with your renovation.
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:
Sometimes, the air in our homes can seem stuffy and polluted, especially during the summer when the weather is warmer, and it is more difficult to get a constant flow of fresh air through our properties. Additionally, this lack of airflow also makes it harder to banish any potentially harmful pollutants that come from the products we use within our homes, such as air fresheners, cleaning products, insect repellent, glues and paints. So how can you increase the air quality in your home during those hot summer months? Below, we’ve provided some useful tips to help you breathe easy:
While wall colours, furniture styles and home accessories are the most obvious elements to think about when restyling interiors, it is often the case that far less consideration is given to the ceilings in our homes. However, ceilings are an important part of any room and can make a huge impact depending on their colour, style and texture. So, if you’re revamping your home this summer, we’ve got some great suggestions when it comes to innovative ceiling designs that could serve to transform a room entirely:
After a rather long and drawn-out winter, it’s great to finally see the sun shining. With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the optimal time for solar powered products. Consequently, if you’re looking to purchase a new blind for your skylight windows this summer, why not consider a solar powered motorised skylight blind? Not only do motorised blinds add a touch of luxury to your home in that they can be operated at the touch of a button but they are also extremely practical, powered entirely by solar energy and perfect for hard to reach windows. Here are just a few more reasons why you should invest in a solar powered motorised blind this summer:
While spring has well and truly sprung, summertime is just around the corner. As such, your thoughts may have turned to your perfect summer holiday; whether it’s a weekend visit to the seaside, a trip to the tropics or an exotic golden getaway, the excitement will undoubtedly be building. However, with many relishing their time away in a beautiful holiday home, it can often feel somewhat deflating returning after such an enjoyable break. But this month, in our Holiday Home Inspired series, we’re going to show you how to prolong those wonderful memories and bring a little of your summer holiday back with you through the styling of your home. We begin with a stay by the sea… Continue reading
With sunnier days and longer evenings, for many homeowners, Spring signals only one thing; the start of conservatory season! To celebrate its long-awaited arrival, we are kicking off the month with our Kitted-Out Conservatories series, where we’ll be offering some great advice as well as sharing our top tips on how to get your conservatory ready for the upcoming warmer months. To get started on transforming your conservatory into a springtime haven, why not banish those winter blues with a fresh new makeover? Below, we share our top tips on how to revamp your conservatory for springtime: