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Transform Your Kitchen Space

Hello, my name is Katy and this blog is dedicated to how you can improve the interior of your home. Last year, I renovated my kitchen and it completely changed my life. Although I am really happy with the results, I didn't expect it to be so challenging. I kind of jumped in at the deep end, ripped my old kitchen out and then realised I had no idea how to install a new one or even what design I would like to choose. Thankfully, my friend who is a bit of an expert at these things guided me through the entire process and I learnt a lot of useful things. Since then, I have started to rennovate the rest of my home and garden.


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Factors That Will Affect Your Choice of Outdoor Blinds

When purchasing indoor blinds, the main aspects that homeowners consider tend to be personal preferences and functionality. With outdoor blinds, on the other hand, not only are you considering the aesthetics, but you also have to keep in mind other factors such as the prevailing weather elements to ensure that you are making the most appropriate decision. Here are some of the different factors that will affect your choice of outdoor blinds.

Location of your outdoor blinds

Where you plan on installing your outdoor blinds will play a significant role in the weather elements that they would be exposed to. For instance, if the windows you are considering are in direct view of the sun, then you would be better off selecting outdoor blinds that are made from block-out fabric. These will minimize the sweltering heat that penetrates your home, hence helping you save on utility costs from constantly having the air conditioner running. Alternatively, if the windows are prone to gusts of wind due to the direction they are facing, then you should consider materials such as PVC that will not be easily blown away.

Shape of your outdoor blinds

There are two main options that you could choose when it comes to the shape of the blinds. The first are the horizontal outdoor blinds. These are composed of horizontal slats and work toward blocking out excessive sunlight. However, if you have large window panes, vertical slats would be a better choice as they are lighter in weight than their horizontal counterparts are, hence making it easier for you to operate them.

Material of your outdoor blinds

There are a myriad of materials to choose from when it comes to selecting outdoor blinds. Knowing what their main characteristics are makes it easier for you to narrow down your options to what would suit your needs. One common option for outdoor blinds in vinyl. This type of material is quite durable and will not age due to its constant exposure to the sun. Additionally, you can get it translucent so as to maximize on the natural light penetrating your home without compromising on the security of your residence. Alternatively, you could choose acrylic. This is best suited to locations that are exposed to constant humidity or wet weather conditions. Lastly, you could opt for mesh outdoor blinds. These outdoor blinds provide you with some shade, but do not obstruct your line of sight to the outdoors.