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  1. What Are The Best Kitchen Window Blinds?

    Patterned Roller Blinds

    When it comes to picking your kitchen window blinds, there are so many options to choose from. Picking the right blinds will depend on your privacy and light requirements, the window placement, and your style.

    Firstly, you need to consider: How much cooking do you do? Are your blinds over a sink? How much privacy and light control do you want? What is your colour scheme? The list goes on! Whether you need maximum light control or a splash-proof fabric – A1 Blinds has a set of kitchen window blinds to suit you.

    The kitchen is the hive of the home for many, and probably where you spend most of your time! As such, it deserves the best of the best. It’s easy to overlook your kitchen window blinds while you’re busy picking out appliances, splashbacks, and flooring, but they offer a great opportunity to add a personalised touch.

    The Benefits of Kitchen Window Blinds

    Blinds are an increasingly popular choice for the kitchen – and the bathroo

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  2. The Best Conservatory Window Blinds

    Blue Conservatory Window Blinds

    At A1 Blinds we have a variety of conservatory window blinds that are ideal for conservatories and orangeries alike. A conservatory can be home to a whole host of issues caused by the weather outside, so it’s important to have the correct window dressings to counteract them!

    With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing window blinds, we’re well placed to advise you on the best solutions. Our range of conservatory window blinds is designed for purpose - tailor-made to make your conservatory as comfortable and stylish as possible.

    Blinds are a great way to regulate the temperature in window-heavy spaces. Does your conservatory become too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter? A set of made-to-measure conservatory window blinds from A1 is the solution. You can filter the sun rays during the summertime and in the winter, trap in the heat. Enabling year-round usage of your conservatory.

    With so man

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  3. 5 Ways To Style Your Roller Blinds

    Yellow stripe roller blind

    Roller blinds are one of our most popular blind styles year on year. Understandable really! They give a modern look to any window and can be styled to your tastes and needs.

    So, what is a roller blind? Roller blinds are a single piece of fabric that is rolled around a metal pole and fit across the top of your window. They can be fitted either on the inside or the outside. These blinds operate by unrolling to cover your window via a chain mechanism that is attached to the casting. Or, you can opt for the motorised mechanism whereby they open at the touch of a button!

    The versatility in our range of roller blinds makes them a perfect choice for every room in the home. Our PVC roller blinds are superb for kitchens and bathrooms, as they can be wiped clean and are moisture resistant. Their contemporary design means they’ll complement any décor in a bedroom or living room alike. And, with blackout and di

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  4. How Vertical Blinds Are Made and Used

    Blue vertical blinds

    Ever wondered how vertical window blinds are made? We’ll tell you in this blog! We’ll also tell you what they are, the styles available and how to use them…

    At A1 Blinds we’ve been manufacturing blinds for over 30 years. So, there’s no one better suited to give advice or information about blinds!

    What are vertical window blinds?

    Vertical window blinds are consistently popular with our customers, and for good reason.

    Vertical blinds are vertical fabric slats (louvres) that are attached to a sliding track in the headrail and adjusted via a chain, cord or wand.

    The verticals can be produced in a wide range of fabrics depending on your t

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  5. The Best Children's Bedroom Blinds

    The Best Children's Bedroom Blinds

    Are you looking for new children’s bedroom blinds?

    Your children’s bedroom is a great opportunity to get creative with colours and prints. It’s important to make a fun and comfortable space that they will enjoy! But when it comes to picking your children’s bedroom blinds, there’s more to consider than just how they will look. Think sleep, safety and style.

    In this blog, we’ll run through our latest collections of children’s bedroom blinds, including the most popular designs, blackout and child-safe options. 

    Colourful children’s bedroom blinds

    The colour choice for your children’s bedroom blinds will depend upon their age! Pastel colours for your newborn will create a nursery that feels calm and restful… For you and the baby. You could go blue for a boy and pink for a girl or keep it neutral for that minimal look.

    Younger toddlers are learning their primary colours, and so bright and cheery schemes are what it’s all about

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  6. Window Blinds Trends 2021

    Roman blinds

    Our in-house craftsmen have been working hard at A1 Blinds to bring you the perfect collection of blinds to help you stay on trend with your interiors this year.

    We have roller blinds, venetian blinds, perfect fit blinds, shutters and more - in a variety of prints and colours. Just select your style and we’ll do the rest, including a free home consultation and installation!

    So which trends are setting the tone for window dressings in 2021?

     

    Coloured Blinds

    Whether its bright and bold or a calming neutral, coloured blinds are on trend this year, just like every other year. You can pick out shades from your furnishings or add in a contrast for that extra colour pop.

    Whatever you decide, here are the hottest colour trends right now to give you some inspiration:

    Bold Colours

    Thanks to Pantone’s Colours of the Year 2021, bright yellows and muted greys have been leading the charge in many interior spaces so far this yea

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  7. What Are The Best Electric Blinds?

    best electric blinds

    Which are the best electric blinds to choose for your home? With modern designs, you can start to get blinds in a wide range of designs that you don't have to get up to use. Instead, you can control them by remote from the comfort of the couch, or you might not even have to press anything at all. Electric or motorised blinds are a revolutionary addition to any home.

    One of the best things about electric blinds is that you don't need to compromise to get motorised blinds. You can still get the same high-quality design - the only difference is that you won't need to fiddle about with them manually. Instead, you can open, close or tilt them precisely via remote, meaning no folding or creasing of your blinds and better lighting control as well.

    At A1 Blinds, we know the future is electric. So, with our best range of electric blinds yet, we can bring your home into the future. You can choose electric blinds in a wide range of styles

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  8. Wooden vs Aluminium Venetian Blinds

    Wooden venetian blinds

    Should you choose wooden Venetian blinds or aluminium Venetian blinds for your home? Venetian blinds are a classic design for your property, but the material they're made from can determine whether or not they perform well. Some older Venetian blinds can feel like they're stuck in the past. You might not get a design that deals well with solar gain or heat retention, and it could cost more than it should too.

    Wooden Venetian blinds might have a timeless look, but they can feel rather dated these days. Blinds like these can struggle after a few years, as wood isn't that durable of a material. And, once the blinds begin to wear down, your living space could be more susceptible to glare and cold temperatures, and it could even help intruders target your home.

    As a result, aluminium Venetian blinds are becoming more and more popular. With precious metal inside and innovative design techniques, your new blinds could last for decades, reduce

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  9. The Best Blinds for Sliding Doors

    Blinds for sliding doors

    What are the best blinds for sliding doors? Sliding doors can open your home up to nature, but their open design can sometimes make you feel exposed. Not only that, you might want privacy and seclusion in your home. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't install sliding doors - instead, you should make your new entrance more flexible to your needs. A perfect way of doing that is by installing blinds.

    Blinds for sliding doors can improve insulation, reduce problems like solar gain, and give you the chance to shut the world out. And, with a range of fabrics and design options, you can style your blinds to suit your home seamlessly. As a result, your living space will be more comfortable for you and more tailored to you.

    At A1 Blinds, we offer some of the best blinds for sliding doors on the market. We have a wide range of options to choose from, all of which can enhance the performance and comfort of your living space. And, with our easy ordering process, you

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  10. Are Vertical Blinds Outdated?

    vertical blinds

    At A1 blinds, we don't think vertical blinds are going out of fashion. In fact, we feel like these classic designs are better than ever. Vertical blinds are one of the most popular styles ever, ideal for homes and businesses alike. However, because they've been around for so long, new designs have arrived, attempting to steal the thunder from vertical blinds.

    But, thanks to A1, you can invest in modern vertical blinds for your home. With a wide range of superb colours and patterns to choose from, you can craft bespoke blinds for your property. Not only that, but you'll still benefit from the timeless design of vertical blinds, which offers incredibly precise lighting control to give you the power to open or close your home off to nature.

    Vertical blinds offer superb value for money, work well for both windows and doors, and can even warm up your home. And with a custom design, you'll make your living space stand out even more. At A1 Blinds, our vertical blinds are still

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