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Blinded by the light?

January 16, 2012

Shutters and blinds are very practical little inventions giving you privacy and protection from the sun, and when chosen and installed correctly, reflect both your sense of style and individuality.

At Andersens we have a range of shutters and blinds to accentuate your home and make it simple for you to update your look or finish your renovation at a one-stop-shop. You can choose from a formal look to a more relaxed, casual but stunning style – or somewhere in between!

A number of Andersens stores now supply a large range of blinds including roller, venetian, vertical and roman blinds, as well as panel glides.

We’ve listed a few frequently asked questions that might help you with your selection…

Q: Do I need to measure my windows?
A: Andersens offers a free measure and quote service, so don’t hesitate to contact your local Andersens store today to quote on your blinds and you can be confident that the most accurate measurements are taken to avoid any mistakes.

Q: Should I have my blinds face fitted or recessed?
A: This depends on the type of blinds you require. Don’t hesitate to contact your local Andersens store for free expert advice to find the best product for your home.

Q: Do blinds fade?
A: Yes all blinds will fade over time but many fabric ranges have a block out coating to help protect them from premature fading. Particular vertical and roller blinds also have anti-fade pigments that ensure no colour change. Ask your Andersens window furnishing representative for the best product to suit your requirements.

Q: Will blinds keep my house warm in winter and cool in summer?
A: Yes, and as a result they will also help reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Q: How should I clean my blinds?
A: Regular dusting with a static dust glove or soft clean cloth is recommended. For all products (except real wood blinds), a citrus based or non-ammonia based cleaner diluted with water can also be used.

Q: Should I match my blinds to my walls and floor?
A: Choosing the right colour, texture and product could either make or break your room. For instance, if you choose blinds to match your walls, they make the room look bigger, if you match it to your floor it may make the room look smaller than it is. Let our experienced Colour Consultants help make your decision the right one.

Q: Where can I find your nearest showroom?
A: Check our ‘Find a store near you’ page and you will see the location closest to you. Don’t forget to check the store’s product list to ensure they offer blinds, as not all our stores have them.

To find out more about roller blinds, venetian blinds, vertical blinds, roman blinds, panel glides, timber shutters and other kinds of window furnishings click here!


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