Large expanses of glass in UK homes are a huge trend – with huge advantages including lots of natural light and the opportunity to enjoy inspiring views.
Being such a statement in a room, large windows clearly deserve window dressings that make the most of their assets and dressing large windows also has some specific practical needs.
Here’s five reasons why Duette® blinds are brilliant for big windows:
Opting for made-to-measure Duette® blinds means blinds can be tailored to exact window sizes – and can be large too. Bringing in a made-to-measure specialist can also eliminate the chance of costly self-measuring errors. Our experts can also advise on the number of blinds needed for large glass windows so that the blinds will still operate smoothly.
Choosing a top down / bottom up operation with a made-to-measure blind also enables Duette® blinds to be positioned exactly where they are needed for privacy and light control, but still maintain a view to the outside.
Large windows can feel draughty and experience higher levels of heat loss than walls. Plus the glare from the sun also makes it difficult to control the amount of heat entering a room.
Duette® energy saving blinds are more than just a stylish way to dress a large window. They help to manage the hot and cold variables of the British climate with their specially developed honeycomb design and with an innovative coating on the window-facing side of the blind.
They reflect up to 78% of the sun’s warmth during the summer months and prevent heat loss at windows by up to 46%. This can add up to make some significant savings (up to 25%) on annual heating bills too.
“Investing in insulated blinds can ensure large windows aren’t an expensive source of heat loss in the home.”
Automating blinds with the PowerView® Motorisation system allows Duette® blinds to be programmed to account for the changes that happen throughout the day, and even the year, to deliver a consistent and comfortable light level in the space. It will also make the lowering and lifting of blinds easier where a number of large blinds are fitted.
PowerView® is compatible with most home automation systems including Amazon Echo (Alexa) and the Google Home Assistant as well as controlled via the PowerView® app which is available for both Apple® iOS and Android™ tablets for wireless home functionality.
Dressing a large window – particularly floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall variations is almost like choosing a wall covering. Neutral schemes are popular because they won’t dominate a room and can add a feeling of space and light even when closed.
Duette® blinds also come in three transparency options; transparent, semi-sheer and room darkening options. The natural beauty of the fabrics and designs can create beautiful light effects with dappled illumination.
There’s also an option to have two different transparencies fitted in to the same Duette® blind for total flexibility allowing for maximum light and glare control in the room.
Duette® blinds can completely transform the look and feel of a room when when closed. Adding a large window dressing with a pop of colour can create a dramatic look. Mixing colours can work really well too, helping to break up a large or long expanse of windows from becoming an oppressive solid block.
Creating a room with a view also means prying eyes can peer in to a home too! So privacy and security considerations also need to be managed. Keeping home contents out of view can be a wise home security measure. Again opting for a Duette® blinds top down bottom up operating system can be a great way to provide privacy without fully closing a blind.