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

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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.

motorized skylight blinds for roof windows

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Holiday Home Inspired: Nautical Bathrooms

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

Love Your Loft: Luxury Bathrooms

For many, there’s nothing better than taking a warm soak in the tub surrounded by bubbles and candlelight. However, with one bathroom in the house, finding the time to do this can often be difficult, especially in family homes where bath times and bedtime routines take precedence. Consequently, if you’re converting your loft and are craving a little bit of relaxation time to yourself, why not transform your newfound space into a luxury bathroom? Not only could having an extra bathroom make home life more practical but it is also likely to increase the value of your property overall, which is always a plus! So, if you fancy creating your own luxurious washroom, follow our helpful tips below: Continue reading

The Advantages of Waterproof Blinds

As a homeowner, you may be finding it hard to keep your blinds dry in rooms where the air is more humid, especially if you have skylight windows that are higher up. Often, bathrooms and kitchens are the most common areas in the home to be affected by high levels of moisture; consequently, ensuring that you have blinds made from the appropriate material to withstand dampness in these rooms is essential to prevent the build-up of mould and mildew. If the blind on your skylight window appears to be continually wet, a waterproof blind could be the solution you’re looking for. Below, we discuss some of the advantages of waterproof skylight blinds and how they could benefit your home:

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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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Which Skylight Window Blind is Right for You?

Skylight blinds can suit many purposes, from insulating your home to blocking out sunlight. To help you purchase a blind that’s right for your home, we’ve put together a brief list of four different types of blinds and how they are used:

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