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Exploring Excellence: A Helpful Guide to Picking Quality Blinds and Shutters

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Exploring Excellence: A Helpful Guide to Picking Quality Blinds and Shutters

When it’s time to choose things to make your home look nice, it’s important to know how to pick the best stuff. This is a skill that can really make a difference. Imagine you’re dressing up your windows – finding blinds and shutters that are really well-made with great materials can be like finding hidden treasures.

But don’t worry, because at Fraser James Blinds, we’re here to guide you on this journey. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to tell the really good options apart when you’re choosing blinds and shutters. 

Whether you’re a pro at home design or just starting out, these tips will help you understand what’s out there in the market and what we can offer you.

The Most Important Part of Excellence

The most important thing to look at when you’re picking blinds and shutters is the materials they’re made from. The materials used decide how good they are and how well they work. 

Wooden blinds and shutters are known for being really strong and having a classic look. You can choose types of wood like oak, maple, or cherry for extra strong ones. 

Or you can go for faux wood made from PVC or other materials that look like wood but are easier to take care of. Also, if you like a more modern style, aluminium blinds are both strong and light.

Easy to Use: Smooth and Effortless

Really well-made blinds and shutters should be super easy to open and close. When you try lifting and lowering the blinds, you should be able to see how smoothly they move. The best ones should move really easily and just glide open and closed without any problems. 

For shutters, good quality ones should open and close without any trouble too, and the slats should move evenly. 

Also, some special, higher-end options, like blinds without cords, like Alexa Blinds, or ones that can be controlled with motors, like electric blinds, not only make things easier but also show that they’re made really well.

Little Things that Make a Difference

When it comes to really good blinds and shutters, paying attention to the small details is very important. Always remember to check the finish and paint for any mistakes or problems. 

High-quality ones should always have a smooth, seam-free finish that looks really nice. Look carefully at wooden options to make sure there are no rough edges or splinters. 

Also, don’t forget to look at the hinges, knobs, and pulls, as they should be attached really well, and feel secure when in use. 

Getting the Right Amount of Light

Blinds, like vision blinds or venetian blinds, and shutters, like plantation shutters or tier on tier shutters,  help you control how much light comes into your home, with the best ones being really good at this. 

One of the best ways to test them is by adjusting the blinds or slats to different angles. When they’re fully closed, they should block out the light really well. And when they’re partly open, you should be able to adjust the light just the way you want. 

Shutters, no matter what the style,  are particularly great for this because their slats are designed to move, giving you control over light and privacy. Look for options with different slat sizes to match what you want.

Long Time Investments

Did you know that choosing high-quality window treatments is like making a good investment for your home. It means your home will look nice and feel comfy for a long time. 

So when you’re looking at your options, it’s good to think about the warranty the manufacturer offers. A good warranty means the manufacturer believes their product will last. 

Though, it’s advised to make sure you fully understand what the warranty covers and how long it lasts, as you don’t want any hidden loopholes. Also, it never hurts to read reviews and ask others for advice. 

This helps you to get to know if the blinds and shutters really last and what about them makes each customer happy.

Making it Yours: Customising for You

Really good blinds and shutters allow you to be able to make them just the way you want, regardless of size, shape or style. 

So , it’s always good to look for the manufacturers that offer lots of colours, finishes, and ways to personalise. Here at Fraser James Blinds, we can offer you all of that and even tailor to any shape of window too.

Good quality, custom-made window treatments can and should be able to be adjusted to fit your windows perfectly, so that they not only look great, but work well too. 

By being able to personalise things not only shows great craftsmanship but also lets you add your own style and comfort to your home.

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With so many choices out there, finding the perfect blinds and shutters for your home can be exciting but also a bit confusing, but now that you know how to check for good materials, know that they should be easy to use, be able to be used to control light, have longevity, and also be customisable, you can confidently explore what’s available. 

Great window treatments don’t just make your home look better – they also make you feel better, which is something that we at Fraser James Blinds take great pride in helping with. 

So, the next time you’re shopping for blinds and shutters, armed with these tips, you’ll be able to pick the best ones that will make your home look fantastic for many years to come.

Fraser James Blinds stock and supply a range of fantastic blinds & shutters to suit any home. All of our products are made from the highest quality materials and components, and our experienced team will work closely with you to find the perfect window dressing for any room in your home, designed around your specific needs. 

To arrange a free home visit in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Northampton or the surrounding areas, contact Fraser James Blinds today. 

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