As you’re researching for window coverings you must consider your window style.
This is important so the right product can be installed and fitted effectively to your windows so it functions as required.
If you’re building a new home, this will be easier as you can either match your blinds to your window or allow your window to match in with your blinds to ensure an installation can work with the product you select. If you are building, it would be best to make contact with a blinds supplier as earlier as possible, even at the design stage.
This way the windows can be built to suit the blinds or shutters you would like. We have worked with people up to 2 years out from needing blinds.
Some window coverings will work better than others on certain windows. For example, an old wooden window with no recess would not suit recess fitted blinds or Plantation Shutters if that was the look
you were hoping for. On most occasions a face fitted blind will be the best solution.
However if you are building a new home with square set windows, recessed furnishings like Sun Screen roller blinds, timber Venetian blinds, honeycomb blinds and Plantation Shutters do look magnificent in that setting.
You may even want to have built in pelmets or bulk heads so your roller blinds, venetian blinds or even Drapes can be hidden away when not in use and your windows are clear. This needs to be discussed at the start of your build.
You will also want to consider if the architraves of your windows are a feature of your rooms. If they are and you want to have them exposed as much as possible, recess fitted will be best for these.
The most versatile window frame is one with a recess of 150mm or more, and with a timber or aluminium architrave/frame. This allows for many product options and more adaptable installation possibilities.
Things to consider for your windows;
As a side note, face fitting a blind is when the blind will cover from edge of architrave to edge of architrave, side to side and top to bottom.