Being invisible is the curtain and blind story of the year. According to Jenny Phare of Blindmaster in Brookvale, creams, earth tones and white steal the show in window decoration.
It’s believed the ancient Greeks used marble slabs to create the first window shutters to provide ventilation, light control and weather protection. But it wasn’t long before they realised a more practical material was required, allowing for variation in light and air flow. Thus, the versatile wooden shutter system was born.by Judy Judd-Sandwell
With all the natural light options on the market to brighten up your office or home these days, it is easy to pick skylights or roof windows which look great and help you save on your electricity costs!by Alicia Law
Blinds have provided homeowners with privacy and shade for literally thousands of years.by Mark Chenery
For thousands of years windows were simply holes in the wall. Needed for light, they were a major source of heat loss during winter. Nowadays, cleverly positioned and designed windows can make a style statement about your home – as well as make it more energy-efficient.by the Housing Industry Association
Then you need to cover up! Blinds, curtains, shutters and awnings can control the amount of light and heat that enters your doors and windows, and also be a stunning and cost-effective covering for your home.by Alicia Law
Doors are not only functional, they can also be aesthetically pleasing and energy-efficient. So when purchasing doors for your home, it's wise to invest in quality that will complement your home’s style, prove durable over the years, and perform during the peak heating and cooling months.by Sally Williams
Windows can be a real feature of any home. Peninsula Living explores the windows of opportunity. No house can be a home without windows. They provide light, insulation and ventilation as well as an integral design feature.
Some may think that deciding on the right blinds and curtains is easy. Some may even feel that these crucial items are just mere accessories. These people are incorrect. The type, colour and practicality of your blinds and curtains can make or break the appearance of your home.
Curtains and blinds are a highly visible part of every room, so it is important that they look good. More importantly, they make your home more private, block out light, and help to keep the warmth in during the winter months and the heat out in summer
Doors and windows may be functional fixtures, but they also add style and individuality to a home.by Danielle Chenery
Windows can open up beautiful vistas or expose less appealing sights. So to create a feature, protect you from the sun or give you privacy, curtains and blinds are an attractive solution.
Curtains and blinds don't only keep out the hot sun in summer, they keep the warmth in during winter. They can also make a style statement in your home.by Anne Bowles