The Expert Guide To Venetian Blinds
In recent years, there has been an upsurge in demand for window coverings like blinds and curtains as a result of their effectiveness in regulating light, improving privacy, and providing an overall aesthetic appeal to the interior designs of homes or offices. From outdoor blinds to Venetian blinds, there are many options for homeowners in Singapore to choose from.
But, given all these choices, it can prove hard to decide on the best one for your home. In this article, we’ll be focusing on Venetian blinds and their benefits, the types of windows that would best suit this type of blinds, and maintenance tips.
What Are Venetian Blinds
Even though they have a long history of use in homes and commercial establishments of all styles, Venetian blinds are one of the most popular types of blinds available for contemporary homes in Singapore. Venetian window blinds have a distinct appearance, making them a popular and appealing option.
Unlike Roman blinds, Venetian blinds have a simple structure – horizontal slats made of either wood or metal suspended on ladder cords. Its simple design makes it easy for homeowners to adjust, allowing for more or less light to come in. In some instances, the slats of Venetian blinds can also be designed to rotate, making it possible for you to close or open them in any direction.
How Do Venetian Blinds Work
Before deciding on Venetian blinds for your home or office in Singapore, it is important to understand how they work. Typically, Venetian blinds operate on three primary mechanisms: cord lock, slats, and tilt.
As mentioned above, Venetian blinds have movable slats that can be operated by hand; as they open and close, you will enjoy varying degrees of light and privacy control. Depending on the type of blinds you have, when you close the slats, you should be able to have a substantial amount of shade for your room.
Each of the slats has holes approximately five inches from the end. Lifting threads pass through these holes and turn the slats clockwise or counterclockwise.
On the other hand, the tilt mechanism controls other aspects like temperature. Tilting the slats upwards keeps a room warm, whereas tilting them downwards creates a cooling effect.
What Type Of Window Would Best Suit Venetian Blinds
While Venetian blinds have a long reputation for being the go-to blinds for office settings in Singapore, they have become increasingly popular in homes. Venetian blinds come in three main materials: wood, aluminium, and PVC. The material cost, quality, ease of maintenance, and various other factors can influence your decision on the window you would like to install Venetian blinds.
For instance, aluminium Venetian blinds are durable and easy to operate. This type of blinds works best in areas with high moisture content, such as in your bathroom and kitchen. Furthermore, aluminium Venetian blinds are very effective in reflecting sunlight and heat. Hence, it helps to cut down on the amount of electricity used for keeping your home cool, allowing you to enjoy more cost savings in the long run.
PVC Venetian blinds are popular for their waterproofness, making them ideal for spaces that are more prone to moisture. While their lightweight nature gives them a different appearance from wooden Venetian blinds, you can also check with your curtain specialist if you can customise the colour of your PVC Venetian blinds.
Wooden Venetian blinds add a natural and elegant touch to your home.
Still, unlike aluminium and PVC, this material should not be used in high-moisture areas as it may peel or crack.
You can always reach out to our curtain experts for more advice on the Venetian blinds that would best suit your home.
Benefits Of Choosing Venetian Blinds
Besides flexibility and control, Venetian blinds are also easy to maintain. With some blinds and curtains, you may need to remove them from the windows to wash thoroughly, while others may require specific cleaning agents. With Venetian blinds, a simple wiping down with a damp or microfibre cloth keeps them looking their best.
They are also easier to repair when damaged since the individual slats can be easily replaced. Venetian blinds are also very versatile and can suit a variety of architectural styles. All you need to do is choose a material and colour or finish that would match your interior design. They can also be installed on a wide range of window types and sizes as they can be cut or customised to fit.
Choose The Curtain Expert’s Venetian Blinds For Your Home
Venetian blinds are a popular and stylish way to cover windows in various settings. These window treatments provide light and privacy control, as such, they are a versatile solution for your homes and offices in Singapore. Now that you know more about Venetian blinds visit The Curtain Expert in Singapore to get your Venetian blinds installed or motorised today!