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Partnership with Building Angels to support bushfire-affected communities

Brianna Hatton - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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Dollar Curtains + Blinds are proud to announce our partnership with the Building Angels charity to support victims of the devastating 2019–2020 summer bushfires which left over 3,500 homes destroyed.  

Building Angels is a registered charity that provides support to those experiencing financial hardship due to misadventure and climate events and are committed to supporting fire-affected communities.

Through the Building Angels’ ‘Building Back Better’ initiative, we are their preferred window furnishing’s supplier to support those in need throughout bushfire-affected communities with the installation of our indoor and outdoor window coverings.

DC+B’s range includes our Rollashield Sentry Bushfire Protective Roller Shutters which are CSIRO certified under severe bushfire simulated conditions and proved to be able to withstand a maximum radiant heat exposure of 40 kw/m2 after 60 minutes. As no ignition or flaming was observed throughout testing, the sentry roller shutter has received a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of 40.

As an Australian owned and family operated business for more than 50 years, DC+B value’s these types of partnerships to work and give back to our local communities. Eligible applicants can register via the Building Angels portal.
Please click here to find out more.

COVID-19 UPDATE - WE’RE OPEN

Reethu Nookala - Monday, April 20, 2020

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We wanted to touch base to reassure our customers that we remain open for business. Our stores are open, we're manufacturing our range of curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings, and most importantly we're here to help our customers in any way we can.

During this difficult time related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our customers and team are our top priority. We remain operational and open for business, while ensuring we are adhering to government protocols and the specific needs of our customers.
 
We have implemented significantly enhanced measures that focus on the health and safety of our customers and employees. We are actively assessing and making operating decisions based on real-time information and guidance from government and health authorities.
 

AUSTRALIAN MADE

All of our operations are continuing, including our production facilities which remain open and on time and our team is going above-and-beyond to keep the spaces clean and sanitary. Furthermore, we have had no impact to our lead times and production capacity, so you can be assured that we can produce our range of high-quality products as normal.
 

FREE MEASURE + QUOTE

Although our stores remain open for you to visit, we can also arrange your window coverings without you needing to leave the comfort of your home.
We can come to you with our in-home consultation service. This measure + quote service is still continuing to operate, and we have implemented increased health and safety procedures to keep our customers and team safe during all in-home appointments. Click here to book your free measure + quote.
 

E-CONSULTATIONS

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to order your window coverings without us coming to your home then our interior consultants can assist you remotely with an e-consultation through phone, email or video. Our stores are here to help you every step of the way. We can provide you with a measure guide so you can measure yourself, or we can provide quotes off your house plans.
 
Simply call or email your local store for our measure guide. If you already have your house plans or window measurements on hand, then call or email us and we can arrange your e-consultation and provide you with expert advice and a free quote. To assist with your consultation, we can email or deliver our product brochures and arrange for samples to be delivered to your home to select from. Click here for your local store to arrange your e-consultation.
 
Are you building a new home? Then we can arrange a free quote off your house plans. Simply email your house plans to your local store and we can provide you with expert advice and a free quote.
 

GET INSPIRED

We've been renovating windows for over 50 years. Find all the inspiration you need in our living magazine. Click here
to view on our website or contact your local store for your free copy.
 

THANK YOU

We thank our customers for all their support during these difficult times. Our customers support will help us continue to manufacture our Australian Made products and continue our family owned business which has now been running for over 50 years.
 
We would like to extend our thoughts to those personally affected by COVID-19 and show our appreciation and thanks to our country’s phenomenal medical practitioners and health care professionals.
 
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your local store. Alternatively, you can call or email our customer service team on 03 9237 1200 or customerservice@dollarcurtains.com.au.
From our family to yours, stay safe, and we thank you for all of your continued support.
 

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To book your free in-home or video call consultation, and quote, Click here to contact your local store or complete the below form and our local team will be in touch.

 

 

 

The 5 Benefits Of Double Roller Blinds Or Day/Night Blinds

Reethu Nookala - Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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When you're looking to enhance the style and functionality of your space, window treatments are one of the most important elements. Double roller blinds, also called day/night blinds, have so much to offer in terms of both attractiveness and incredible flexibility. 

How do Double Roller Blinds work?

This innovative design features two blinds that hang together on the same mechanism but operate independently. One blind is blockout material while the second is a sunscreen or sheer fabric that allows light to filter in. You can use both, switch between the two or choose partial coverage from each one. Having this level of control allows you to easily design the perfect arrangement for your needs at that moment. Learn more about why double blinds have become such a popular option.

Control Light

The biggest advantage of this window covering is having access to such a wide range of options for blocking out light or letting it stream in. For example, use the blockout blinds to create the total darkness ideal for optimising your sleep cycle and helping you wake up more rested. During the day, sheer blinds can be utilised to allow varying amounts of light for reading or working. Double roller blinds are highly adaptable to your specific lifestyle and preferences.

Ensure Privacy

If you live close to the neighbours or have large windows that face the street, having adequate privacy is a real concern. Double roller blinds are an excellent solution for helping you maintain privacy, especially during the day when you want to enjoy natural light. The sheer blinds are designed to allow sunlight and provide views of the outdoors while still acting as an effective barrier that prevents outsiders from looking in. You're able to get the best of both worlds.

Multifunctional

This window solution is designed to optimize how your home functions throughout the entire year, allowing you to enjoy your space as much as possible. One reason why double roller blinds are so popular in Australia is that you can choose a sunscreen material with built-in UV protection as the fabric for your sheer blinds. Having this crucial protection is important during the summer. Not only can a sunscreen protect your home's occupants from the harmful effects of solar glare, but it can also protect your furniture and textiles from getting faded over time. Double roller blinds also help the home become more energy-efficient and comfortable because the material provides an extra layer of insulation, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summertime.

Attractive and Sleek

Along with versatility and high functionality, double roller blinds are a very stylish window covering option. At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we have a wide range of colors, patterns, textures, and fabrics to choose from. Whether you prefer neutral tones or a more colorful approach, we have the options for creating a perfect look. The simple lines of double roller blinds can fit right in with any decor and will even combine perfectly with curtains.

Durable and Easy to Use

All our roller blinds are manufactured in Melbourne, Australia. They're solidly constructed with quality materials, including sturdy fabric and a steel double bracket system. Double roller blinds are easy to clean and designed to be enjoyed for many years to come. We have options for operating the blinds manually with a chain drive or by remote control, but either method is very simple. This window solution is a very low maintenance and seamless addition to the home.

Double roller blinds offer you high functionality and a great look. If you want to enhance your home with this attractive window covering option, Dollar Curtains + Blinds can help. We offer a wide range of products, friendly staff, and high-quality professional installation. Contact us to learn more about our great double roller blind options.

 


 

 

Rollashield sentry bushfire roller shutters

Reethu Nookala - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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It is common knowledge that hot or burning embers entering the home during a bushfire is a major factor in the ignition of the building itself. Our Rollashield sentry roller shutters have been credited with saving homes from burning to the ground when other surrounding properties were not so fortunate.

The sentry roller shutter has been extensively tested by the CSIRO under severe bushfire simulated conditions and proved to be able to withstand a maximum radiant heat exposure of 40 kw/m2 after 60 minutes. As no ignition or flaming was observed throughout the testing, the sentry roller shutter has received a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) of 40.

Sentry roller shutters are designed with the sentry fireshield extruded slat profile, making them ideal for residential or commercial use when added strength and security is required. When assembled with our extended guides, the roller shutter can span to a maximum of 4600mm in width.

Along with bushfire protection, there are many additional benefits to installing our roller shutters on your windows and doors. Rollashield shutters not only offer protection and peace of mind, they provide a more comfortable and eco-friendly environment. Lightweight yet extremely strong the shutter consists of an aluminium skin injected with a polyurethane foam for added strength and insulation qualities.

Increases security + privacy – Window shutters present an immediate visible deterrent, protecting your home against burglary and vandalism. They offer you privacy during both day and night. You control the extent by simply adjusting the shutter to suit your needs. When fully open the shutter is completely out of sight leaving you unrestricted views through your window.

Increases insulation – Shutters offer thermal insulation properties that reduce the effects of summer heat as well as retaining the warmth during the colder winter months.

Energy cost savings - The cost of heating and cooling your home is substantially reduced all year round making this product an ideal investment for the future. Rollashield shutters can save up to 40% energy savings on heating and cooling costs.

Noise + light control - University tests have proven that roller shutters have a positive effect in the reduction of noise levels from outside of the home. Light and ventilation can be adjusted to create a pleasant, softly lit atmosphere.

Manufactured right here in Australia, our roller shutters are available in several painted coatings that are long lasting and fade resistant under the most demanding conditions.

We offer several operating options available which allow you to control your roller shutters with the touch of a button from inside your home. Our e-series drive system is an affordable motorised control system that is battery operated and therefore not reliant on mains power. Solar charging is also available.

 

Roller shutters are available in selected stores. Please contact your local store for more information.


 

 

Bring indoor entertaining outdoors with Zipscreen

Reethu Nookala - Thursday, February 06, 2020

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Dollar Curtains + Blinds new Zipscreen awnings are the ultimate external screening solution for any outdoor area or window. Privacy and protection all year round, this outdoor blind will keep you shielded from the elements and insects, regardless of the season. Whether it be an alfresco, pergola, or veranda, their Zipscreen is the perfect addition for any outdoor entertaining area. Your custom designed system can be made by DC+B in widths up to 5.5 metres offering you an external solution to fit almost any area.

Breakthrough Z-lock technology provides a unique fabric guide, fastening and securing the welded zip and fabric concealed within the side channels; creating a strong, smooth and streamlined blind. This also ensures no gap between the fabric screen and side channels and a secure guided movement that won’t blow out in the wind. A total seal is provided with this technology along with bottom sealing strips which aids to create a relaxing insect free environment.

Invisibly integrated, Ultra-lock patented technology seamlessly reinforces your outdoor blind, for reduced movement and an ultra-smooth fabric finish. This perfectly secures your blind automatically, without an external lock or latch, and utilises an in-built, self-correcting system, to ensure your blind evenly clicks in place.

DC+B’s Zipscreen Outdoor Blinds

+ wind resistant

+ sun/uv protection

+ insect resistant

+ coastal approved

+ privacy


 

The Best Outdoor Blinds and Awnings to Beat the Summer Heat

Reethu Nookala - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Creating an energy-efficient home calls for measures beyond typical air-conditioning and fans. Keeping the heat out of your home is better than cooling your house, both financially and environmentally. One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is to include outdoor blinds and awnings. At  Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we strive to provide you with quality outdoor blinds and awnings that you can use to block the heat this summer, keep your home cool and make your exterior appealing.

Window Awnings

You can block out the harsh Australian sun this summer by installing window awnings. Awnings protect you from glare and also prevent your interior furnishings such as your furniture and flooring from getting UV damage from the sun’s rays. With Dollar Curtains + Blinds quality fabric, you can prevent up to 95% of solar energy from entering your home.

To ensure that you keep the exterior of your house appealing, you can purchase custom-made awnings and match the colours to the exterior design of your home. In our range of window awnings, we have three styles you can choose from - Straight Drop, Fixed Guide, and Automatic.

When shopping for awnings, remember to select fabrics that can survive the harsh Australian climate. For this reason, we offer a fabric guarantee for water, mildew, and bacteria resistance. You can also purchase fire-resistant fabrics.

What if you don't want to fold every awning manually? We've got you covered. You can choose from our operating options - spring roller, manual crank, or motorised. By combining our motorisation system with your home automation system, you can control all our window awnings with a button.

Alfresco Awnings + Outdoor Window Blinds

Installing outdoor blinds is an excellent way to keep the sunshine out of your outdoor entertaining areas and to help keep the interior of your home a cool temperature in Summer. You can acquire any of our stylish outdoor window blinds to block out the heat and also maintain the elegance of your home's exterior. Our range of outdoor blinds includes:

  •    Outdoor patio blinds
  •    Alfresco blinds
  •    Café blinds
  •    Bistro blinds
  •    Verandah blinds
  •    Zip track blinds
  •    Zipscreen blinds

To ensure that you find the fabric that matches your outdoor shading requirement, we stock canvas, mesh, acrylic, and PVC blinds. All the materials are designed to survive the outdoors and resist moisture, mildew and stains from external elements.

With Dollar Curtains + Blinds, you can personalise your blinds and awnings to fit your windows and doors. We also have several styles for you to choose from:

  • The straight drop blinds are ideal for traditional window frames. With these blinds, you can protect yourself from harmful UV rays and achieve a modern simple look.
  • The cable guide blinds are excellent if you prefer an industrial look, accompanied by privacy and ventilation. The cables are made from high tensile stainless steel, making them suitable for coastal homes.
  • Deep channel blinds block off the light and allow multiple lock-off points.
  • If you live in windy areas, we have the side retention system which completely encloses off the protected area, leaving no space for dust and dirt to penetrate.

To avoid adjusting your blinds manually, you can also motorise your blinds. Motorisation helps you adjust your blinds throughout the day to the exact positions you desire without moving around. You can move all your blinds according to the direction and the intensity of the sun..

Finding the Best Awnings and Outdoor Blinds

You can find the perfect awnings and blinds to protect your windows at Dollar Curtains + Blinds. We also provide Free In-Home Measure and Quote to ensure that all your awnings and blinds fit perfectly. For more information, contact our interior consultants at your local DC+B store today.

 

 

Aluminium vs Timber Venetian Blinds: Make your Right Choice

Reethu Nookala - Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Venetian blinds refer to blinds that use slates stacked horizontally on top of each other and can rotate 180 degrees. The slats are attached to chords that hold them up and strings that control their direction of movement. If you are looking for modern sophistication with a touch of the classics, Venetian blinds should be on your list.

What are Aluminium and Timber Venetian Blinds?

Our blinds allow you to rotate the slats up and down to control the light entering a room. In terms of fitting, you can have the blinds recessed or face-fitted by installing them in the window frame or on the architrave. If you often leave your windows open, our Venetian blinds have a pin and bracket system at the bottom, which you can use to lock the blinds down. At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we stock both aluminium and timber Venetian blinds to give you a variety of window treatments to choose from.

What Are the Differences between Aluminium and Timber Venetian Blinds?

Aluminium Venetian Blinds

As the name suggests, these blinds are made from aluminium. They are elegant and provide a minimalist approach to window styling. The slats shut completely to lockout light and can rotate up and down to control light entry. Aluminium is a highly durable material requiring minimal maintenance. With these blinds, all you need is a little water and dusting to keep the blinds clean. At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we stock Privasee Aluminium Venetian Blinds, which complement any room.

Features and Benefits of Aluminium Venetian Blinds

  • Highly durable because they are made from aluminium.
  • Low maintenance blinds.
  • Easy to clean. A wet cloth is enough to clean aluminium blinds.
  • Aluminium blinds lower your energy bill by controlling the amount to sunlight entering your house, which in turn reduces your heating or cooling costs.
  • Waterproof and can be used in high humidity areas such as baths and laundries.

When to Use Aluminium Venetian Blinds

With our brand of aluminium Venetian blinds, you can have brightly coloured and metallic-finished blinds to match a painted room's style. Aluminium blinds are ideal for any office setting thanks to their minimalistic finish. They are also suitable for baths and laundries or any areas exposed to high humidity.

Timber Venetian Blinds

At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we stock two brands of Timber Venetian Blinds. Our Hampton Timber Venetian Blinds range is made from real timber. We also have our Whitefield Timber Venetian range, which is made from polystyrene. Both blinds offer a beautiful wooden finish.

Features and Benefits of Timber Venetian Blinds

  • Wood is a natural insulator, and by using timber blinds, you naturally insulate your home. In the summer, the wood keeps the warm air out, and in the winter, it keeps the warm air in.
  • You will control your energy bill by regulating the amount of heat and light entering the house.
  • Timber blinds provide noise insulation. If you live on a noisy street, closing these blinds will assist in shutting out the noise.
  • The wood is stained to expose the natural grain and match the wooden finishes in your home.

When to Use Timber Venetian Blinds

If you have a craftsman home with a display of wooden features on the ceilings, floors, windows, doors, walls, and kitchen boards, timber Venetian blinds will complement the design. These shutter blinds also blend well with wood furnishings such as furniture and flooring. Coupled with light sheers, they provide a great backdrop on the windows.

Venetian Blinds at Dollar Curtains + Blinds

Best of all, your aluminium and timber venetian blinds will be custom-made to your exact measurements by Dollar Curtains + Blinds through our Free In-Home Measure and Quote. You can also reach any of our stores through a phone call, and our Interior Consultants will be more than happy to assist you.

 

Roller Blinds vs Roman Blinds: The Essential Guide

Reethu Nookala - Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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If you are searching for that quintessential blind for your home, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of options in the world of window treatments. Dollar Curtains + Blinds has created this helpful guide to discuss the difference between roller style blinds and Roman style blinds. Keep reading to learn which type of blind is the perfect fit for your home. 

Roller Blinds

A slim, architectural design gives roller blinds a sleek, contemporary finish. Roller blinds are made from durable, lightweight fabrics that are easily rolled up or rolled down by chain operated, spring loaded, or motorised components. An aluminium bottom rail aids smooth, controlled movements of roller blinds during operation. Roller hardware is concealed by colour coded brackets and bracket covers.

Function

Roller blinds are extremely easy to operate and completely customisable. Roller hardware can be installed on either the outside recess or inside recess of your window frame. Choose from several child and pet safe methods of operation:

  • Chain Operated with Pre-looped Stainless Steel or Plastic Chain
  • Spring Operated + Snap Lock Spring System
  • Motorised (battery or hard wired) + Home Automation Compatible

Fabrics

An essential factor of the unique style of your blinds, fabrics provide colour, texture, and thermal insulation for your home. Select from high quality and durable fabrics that are available free of lead and PVC, flame retardant, and UV resistant. Roller blind fabric options include:

  • Blockout
  • Sunscreen
  • Sheer
  • Translucent
  • Bonded

Finishing Touches

Choose a fancy finish for the bottom trim of your roller blinds, such as a Georgian, U-scallop, or wave scallop fringe or braid. For a plain finish, select a fabric wrapped, powder coated, or stitched pocket base rail.

Accessorise with the addition of a pull ring or tassel. You can really elaborate the statement made with your roller blinds by adding pelmets. A pelmet is a stylish, multi-purpose feature ideal for creating either a soft or bold frame around your windows while simultaneously increasing light control and improving insulation.

Roman Blinds

Designed for simplicity with style, Soft Roman blinds can create a feeling of warmth in your home or Hard Roman blinds can make a crisp, bold statement. Roman blinds are made from durable fabrics that take shape when raised by the use of lightweight, strategically placed fibreglass battens to create evenly laden folds.

Function

The versatile arc fit installation of Roman blinds can be affixed above window frames or door frames. A recess fit is also an available installation option. Choose from several easy to use methods of operation:

  • Cord Operated with Cleat + Acorn
  • Chain Operated with Pre-looped Stainless Steel or Plastic Chain
  • Motorised (battery or hard wired) + Home Automation Compatible

Fabrics

High quality, Australian fabric is the key to the finished look and smooth function of Roman blinds. An additional layer of lining accentuates the neat folds of the Soft Roman blinds while providing increased light control, thermal insulation, and sound insulation. Roman blind fabric options are available free of lead and PVC, flame retardant, and UV resistant including:

  • Blackout
  • Sunscreen
  • Sheer
  • Translucent

Finishing Touches

Soft Roman blinds can be uniquely finished by choosing from bottom trim options of plain, contrasting banding, scarf, fringe, or Georgian scallop braid or fringe. Accessorise with the addition of a pelmet for further light control and insulation.

Hard Roman blinds are finished with plain bottom trim yet, can be folded at various stack heights to customise the finished look by altering the shape of the raised folds. The stack height of Hard Roman blinds can vary from the narrowest, Barbados at 240-270mm to the widest, Le Meridian at 340-370mm. The Bali design, at 240-270mm stack height, creates a casual finish with puckered folds created by the addition of stitched pockets into the back of the blind.

Roller or Roman Blinds for Your Home

At Dollar Curtains + Blinds, we help you to customise blinds made from quality, Australian materials for the perfect fit in your home. Choose your style and fabric. Add accessories for that final, finishing touch. Dollar Curtains + Blinds has everything you need for window and door treatments. Contact us today for a free in-home measure and quote. Our experts can help you make the perfect selection.

 

 

Choosing the Best Blinds for Your Sliding Glass Doors or French Doors

Reethu Nookala - Monday, September 16, 2019

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The entryways to our homes each have unique appeal. Sliding glass doors and French doors add aesthetic value and functionality to our exterior and interior living spaces. When you choose the best blinds for your sliding glass doors or French doors, you do not want to cover the intrinsic beauty of the door. Dollar Curtains + Blinds has the best option for every style and function for your door treatments.

Blinds for French Doors

Elegant French doors are a focal point in your home, for an accentuated exterior view and a remarkable interior aesthetic appeal. The timeless design of hinged and framed, glass panel double doors combines function with style. French doors each swing open, typically projecting outwards, to provide unobstructed access to your exterior living space. When closed, French doors are secured with cover splines where the double doors adjoin, weather stripping, and multi-point locks. Choosing the best blinds for your French doors is no easy task! You want to highlight French doors, not simply cover them.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are sleek, adorning your classic French door with a modern twist. Customised roller blinds are available with a variety of fabric features. Choose block out fabric for room darkening when roller blinds are down. Sunscreen protection fabric will provide 80% to 97% UV protection to your home's interior when blinds are drawn. If you prefer light diffusion through closed blinds, choose a translucent or sheer fabric. Translucent fabrics pleasantly diffuse natural daylight as it enters your home. Sheer fabrics softly filter daylight through an open weave, decorative pattern. You maintain privacy no matter your fabric choice, while your French doors are treated with the utmost style.

Designed for precision operation, our roller blinds are equipped with the Rollease Acmeda hardware system. Rollease Acmeda systems enable you smooth rolling control via flawless chain roll, child safe spring loaded roll, or motorisation. Roller blinds are fuss-free, with low maintenance that will keep your French doors looking sharp for many years.

Roller blinds are a perfect fit for French doors as they can be installed at the top of the door and when drawn open, or rolled up, they have a slimline fit which makes their presence not obvious. This assists in allowing you to maximise the natural light entering your home through the doors and also ensures outside views are not obstructed.

Soft + Hard Roman Blinds

Ornate, pleated folds of raised Roman blinds create a soft layered look adding warmth and delicacy to your French doors.

  • Soft Roman blinds are constructed with 100% Australian made lining for added stability and insulation. Lightweight, UV treated exclusive fibreglass battens provide structure with easy lifting capability. Soft Roman blinds can accommodate any width French doors by achieving layered lifts without twisting, curling, or cupping. You can choose an easy lifting mechanism of smooth rolling chain, heavy-duty chord lock, or motorisation.
  • Hard Roman blinds are designed with crisp, clean fabrics to create a seamlessly tailored finish. Batten design and symmetrically spaced panels ensure zero light leakage through evenly spaced panels. Smooth operation is achieved with an SS38 chain controlled system.

Roman blinds are a great option for French doors due to their more traditional style which suits the classic style of French doors.

Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors enable you a broad view of your exterior living space. Patio doors, or sliding doors, are double glass panels installed as one stationary panel and one sliding panel. Patio doors do not protrude from the wall when opened rather, they slide aside to provide access through half of the door's framed space. Space saving, both sliding doors run along a parallel track. Multi-point locks and anti-lift devices keep patio doors secure when closed. Choosing blinds for sliding glass doors is no easy task! You want to optimise your natural light while maintaining privacy.

Vertical Blinds

Versatile and stylish, vertical blinds give you complete control of natural light direction and privacy with the appeal of modern decor. Blackout, translucent, and sunscreen fabrics are available for vertical blinds. Customise your patio door blinds by selecting from 89 mm or 127 mm blade widths. Vertical blinds can be installed inside the door frame or on the architrave bordering the door. Fully stacked, open vertical blinds leave you with an unobstructed view of the patio or garden. The EOS Helix Vertical Track System enhances the efficiency and functionality of your blinds, giving you control with the use of a traversing wand. No more cluttered, hanging chains. With the wand, blinds look sleek and have the utmost child safety.

Panel Blinds

Modern panel blinds are an excellent option to create a relaxed look on patio doors. Mix and match panel and track designs with numerous choices of fabric colours, patterns, and textures and track colours and patterns. Glide panel blinds across your door to control natural light and privacy or stack panels for ultimate viewing. Panels can be installed inside the door frame or outside the door frame and affixed to glide in sequence from right to left or from left to right. You will have ease of operation with use of chord lock or child safe transversing wand. Dollar Curtains + Blinds has an expansive range of panel blinds for sliding doors to choose from.

Contact Dollar Curtains + Blinds today for a free in-home measurement and quote! We guarantee we will have a blind or shade that is the perfect match for your French or sliding doors.

 

 

How to Choose Quality Bedroom Curtains for Your Home

Reethu Nookala - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Perfect curtains suited for your bedroom can stir a lively ambience to a rather reserved environment. Interior design often presents challenges to homeowners who are unable to zero down on the exact type of curtain that can complement and illuminate their most private living space. With too many factors to weigh in, what ultimately informs the choice of the curtain to install in your bedroom? These valuable tips are essential when shopping for bedroom curtains.

Various types of curtains that are a perfect fit for bedrooms

Depending on the style you prefer, you can find a range of curtain designs that will be a perfect match for your bedroom. Check out this list of common curtains that are specially designed for bedroom spaces:

Blockout curtains

Blockout or blackout curtains, commonly referred too as drapes, are a no brainer for a bedroom. They are excellent for blocking out light and allow for complete night-time privacy when drawn closed. When selecting a high-quality fabric and attaching thermal lining behind, you can also enjoy the added benefits of thermal and sound insulation along with savings on energy bills.

Sheer curtains

These types of transparent or see-through curtains allow a lot of light, and hence, many people may think they are not ideal for a bedroom space given that is where you are looking for more privacy. However sheer curtains are perfect for bedrooms when used in a layered format with block out roller blinds or block out curtains layered behind. This allows you to enjoy the diffused light through airy sheer curtains during the day but also have the benefits of light control and privacy at night time.

Double curtains

Double or dual curtains are one of the most popular choices for bedroom curtains. These curtains combine both a blockout and sheer curtain on the one bedroom. This allows for control of each curtain in a separate action so one curtain can be used during the day and one during the night.

Linen curtain

The warm colour shades found in linen fabric gives out a relaxing feeling. Several styles and colours are available depending on your preference which can be made into the curtain of your choice.

Box pleated curtains

Due to their classy and sophisticated look, pleated curtains should be one of your top choices. When made in a block out fabric or used with a darkening lining, pleated curtains provide both visual and practical benefits to a bedroom.

Swag and tails

These curtains are designed for a more traditional look and are a top treatment layered over curtains similar to a pelmet but with more fabric draping across the top and sides. Swag and tails give a bedroom a opulent and elegant outlook.

Canopy curtains

Like the name suggests, canopy curtains feature hanging drapes that extend around a bed. These can be custom made to suit any size or shape bed and allow for added privacy and light control but more importantly create a beautiful resort style ambience to the space.

How light and privacy concerns in your bedroom influence the choice of curtain

If you desire to let in more light in your room, then go for sheer curtains. Not only are they made of transparent and thin materials to allow a considerable amount of natural light, but they also ventilate the room. As a result, privacy will be sacrificed for a sunlight setting however layering a blockout window covering underneath then controls the light and privacy when required.

Blockout or blackout curtain is a great choice if you yearn for additional privacy and a less lit room. Due to their thick polyester fabric, they effectively restrict ambience noise and external light into a bedroom. Moreover, a blackout curtain features thermal weave fabric designed to insulate a room and keep the temperatures constant.

The lined curtain has similar attributes to blackout curtains as they are good at blocking external light and noise and best for thermal insulation

Factors to consider when selecting the best curtains for your bedroom

When it comes to the choice of a curtain, no size fits all. It all narrows down to the kind of ambience and expected scenery that your room seeks to nurture. Noise, light, privacy, fabric, colour, style, and pattern are just some of the elements that one should consider in a curtain intended for a bedroom.

Finding one that will serve all your needs is hard and opting for custom made curtains is always the best option as purchasing any type of window covering is a long term investment. A dense curtain may have the best thermal and noise-insulating properties. If natural light is a priority, then, a less bulky curtain with a shade of light colours will be a bonus.

Benefits of investing in quality curtains in the bedroom

As a consumer, you need to evaluate the worth of the curtain you intend to buy and identify whether it will add substantial value to the theme of your bedroom. Is it even worth to furnish your bedroom with a modern curtain? Here is what you are poised to gain from donning a blind in your room:

  • Heavy-duty curtains assist in controlling a room's temperature to keep your home warm through winter and cool through summer.
  • You can enjoy enhanced privacy from outdoor interference.
  • Curtains act as a barrier against dust entering the bedroom.
  • They regulate external light within the room.
  • Custom-designed curtains are made to measure to meet your precise needs

Why choose Dollar Curtains and Blinds?

Having perfected the design of curtain and blinds for over 50 years, we are the leader in window coverings craftsmanship. With so many other companies in the market, how do our products set themselves apart from the rest? One example is the unique features and service incorporated in our curtains+ complimentary making range:

  • No charges for the making costs of your curtains
  • Full length curtain samples so you can take them home and hang them up to ensure your selecting the right fabric and colour
  • Fast turnaround in delivering your curtains
  • Finest-quality curtains designed to last
  • Australian Made quality you can trust
  • Free in-home measure and quote

If you are looking for the right curtains and blinds to add a sophisticated touch and glow to your bedroom, then we have got you covered! DC+B's curtains are designed in a wide range of stunning textures, styles, and colours to match any bedroom space. Contact us if you need custom-made blinds and other assorted accessories to complete all rooms throughout your home.

 

 


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