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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Are Vertical Blinds Outdated?

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    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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  5. What Are Perfect Fit Blinds?

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    Perfect fit blinds are an ideal way to cover windows and doors. With these blinds, you can get complete coverage for any glazing in your home. Your design will be made-to-measure, meaning that there'll be no gaps for light to get through if you want to block it out. And, when you drop your blinds, you'll get more privacy, more protection and more insulation as well.

    You'll also get a choice of perfect fit blinds for your property. With a range of patterns and colours to select from, you can customise your design to suit your home seamlessly. And, if you have a conservatory that could use some extra warmth, blinds can help with that too. Perfect fit blinds provide a strong layer of insulation, making your home warm and comfortable.

    At A1 Blinds, we're proud to provide perfect fit blinds for homes across the North East. We offer a broad range of blinds for your home, and you can get a made-to-measure fit with ease from our installation team. It's

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  6. Best Blinds for Patio Doors

    Blinds for Patio Doors

    What are the best blinds for patio doors? Well, depending on what you are looking for, the key to finding the right blinds for patio doors is ensuring that they work synchronously with your patio doors. This means that when you open, close and use your patio doors, you want you blinds to complement to room and door opening without them getting in the way.

    What Should I Consider When Choosing Blinds for Patio Doors?

    There are a few different blind styles that are very well suited to patio doors, but what is most important is considering a few important questions before making a decision.

    The first is to consider how frequently you use your patio doors. Are you needing them for regular access or are they more for light control? This will help you make a decision on which blinds are best for your patio doors.

    The second is what it is you are hoping to achieve with your blinds. Are you looking to control privacy? Heat loss? Are you wanting to control the

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  7. What Are The Best Blinds For Large Windows?

    Large Window Blinds

    One of the best parts about having large windows is that you can enjoy huge amounts of natural light in your home. However, making the most of that natural light is something that can be controlled by choosing the right blinds for your home.

    How To Make The Most of Large Windows

    When you are looking for window blinds for larger window spaces, it is important to consider what you are trying to accomplish with your blinds as well as how you would like them to look visually. There are numerous factors to consider depending on what you are after.

    Adding Privacy

    If you have large windows that face a street or can be overlooked by neighbours, perhaps you are looking for some added privacy without compromising the amount of natural light that enters your home. If this is the case, you may want to consider window blinds that give you the best of both.

    Our recommendation would be to opt for Vertical blinds, as these

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  8. What is the Difference Between Blinds and Shades?

    Difference Between Blinds and Shades

    If you are looking for the ideal window covering for your home or commercial property, you may find yourself confronted with a few different options. Depending on the kind of windows you are looking to cover and the type of room they are in, its good to weigh up all the options so that you choose the best fit for your space. Blinds and shades are a great option for numerous different rooms, with blinds more suited to some spaces and shades more suited to others.

    What is the Difference Between Blinds and Shades?

    The word “Shade” is simply the American term for “Roller Blind”. Here in the UK, a Roller Blind is a type of fabric blind that uses a piece of fabric on a roller to cover the window.

    Often, American and British usage of the words “Blind” and “Shade” get mixed across both countries, so we have put together this handy guide so that you can understand what people mean when talking about blinds and shades.

    What are B

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  9. What Are The Best Blinds For Bedrooms?

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    What Are The Best Blinds For Bedrooms?

    When it comes to choosing the best blinds for your bedroom, there are a few things you may be thinking about. Not only is there the consideration of style and colour, but also the shape and size of your window opening and the level of light you want to reach your indoor space. Choosing the perfect blinds for the bedroom is imperative as the level of light in your sleeping space can play a vital role in the quality and health of your sleep.

    With this in mind, it is important to understand the options in a bit more detail so that you can make an informed decision for your home. We have put together this handy blog to help you get a better gauge of what is available.

    Blinds for Bedrooms

    How Can Blinds Affect The Way You Sleep?

    The amount

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  10. How To Recycle Your Blinds

    How To Recycle Your Blinds

    How To Recycle Your Blinds

    Here at A1 Blinds, we are keen to ensure that when buying new blinds and thinking about what to do with your old ones, they are just headed straight for the bin. Recycling or reusing your unwanted blinds is a great way to get rid of your unwanted window coverings and do your bit for the planet. As a general rule, it’s always a good idea to see if you can donate, sell or gift your old blinds before looking to recycle your blinds, as this is one of the easiest ways to recycle them.

    What Are Your Blinds Made Of?

    One of the biggest factors to consider is the materials used in your blinds. Aluminium, wood and fabric are some of the most common that you will find in window blinds. There are also other materials that may be involved, including plastic, or even a combination of other materials. It’s a good idea to check what materials your blinds are made of first before recycling them. Check to see if your blinds have a label that describes the

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