Kitchen Blinds: The Pros and Cons of buying Roman and Roller Blinds for your Kitchen

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Roman blinds and roller blinds are remarkably similar in terms of what they bring to the home. Both are designed to add depth and dimension to the room, enable the homeowners to effectively and efficiently control light levels in the room, and create a smooth, streamlined look when fully open. However, there are many differences between the two kitchen blinds which mean that one style may fit our needs and our preferences better. Here are the pros and cons of both styles:

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are often made of plain or patterned fabric (sometimes even bamboo) and can be pulled down from the top of the window frame to cover all or part of the window depending on requirements.

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Roman blinds can be made with an interlining which is extra lining between the ordinary lining and the fabric to give the blind a fuller look which in turn creates a more sumptuous window dressing.

Pros:

Made from fabric, Roman kitchen blinds can often be lined to the desired thickness. Therefore, these blinds can provide as much coverage as necessary based on how much sunlight you typically receive when you’re most likely to be cooking, eating, or socialising.
The Roman blind has yet to meet a kitchen it doesn’t suit. It can be made from fabrics to suit its surroundings, regardless of whether you have a very traditional, farmhouse-style kitchen or have decided on a very modern, minimalist look. It can also make your window appear larger.
If you’re a night owl, Roman blinds can help you keep the noise down during those late-night hours. The quiet, smooth mechanism ensures that you can open and close the blinds silently, without disrupting sounds that might wake the family up if you’re up and about at night.

Cons:

We like having a great deal of control over our surroundings, yet this style of blind doesn’t really allow for this. The blind can either be open or closed, unlike vertical kitchen blinds that have a bit more scope. With Roman blinds, it’s black and white, with very little grey area between.

There’s one very big issue with fabrics in kitchens – they tend to pick up any strong, lingering smells such as raw onion or fish, for example. Fortunately, common fabrics such as cotton can easily be washed, but this increases the maintenance needed to keep them fresh and clean.

Roller Blinds

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Roller blinds are smart and simple: they cover kitchen windows with a single piece of fabric that can be rolled up on a sunny day or rolled down to provide shade and privacy. If you use your window sill for storage, you can adjust your blind to create the space you need.

Pros:

Since they come in a variety of materials, styles, textures, colours, and designs, these blinds are an extremely versatile choice for that chic modern apartment or that small beach house. While bamboo can bring the beauty and warmth of wood into your home, a fabric can bring a contemporary look and style to your kitchen. Modern roller blinds are extremely practical as they are easy to raise and lower and allowing you to add as much light as you wish to a room. Some roller blinds are motorised which makes controlling light from those hard to reach windows as simple as pushing a button.

Cons:

Most if not all roller blinds are quite contemporary and are thus not appropriate for those old Victorian homes. This is especially pronounced if the homeowner wants to maintain that historical and old look. To keep up with the kind of aesthetics that such homes require, it is usually advisable to use shutters and blinds.

Depending on the kind of material used in making the blinds; it is important to have the blind specially cleaned. There are some blinds that must be specially cleaned altogether; this may add to the maintenance cost of the entire window treatment option.

The mechanisms used, be they ratchet based or electronic do have parts that can fail and may need replacement or cleaning from time to time. In the unfortunate instance that some of the parts cannot be found and replaced; then the entire set of roller blinds may have to be removed and replaced with a new set.

 

Which Kitchen Blinds are Best?

Unfortunately, that’s a difficult question to answer. ‘Best’, in this instance, is very much subjective. As we can see both styles of blind have their own unique advantages and disadvantages, so what it comes down to is your own personal preferences in terms of materials, light filtering, and privacy.

 

Why Should You Buy Vertical Blinds Online?

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The way you dress your windows matters for improving the beauty of your home, but also for having an optimum control of the sunlight that enters into your rooms.

Vertical BlindsFor this purpose, you can choose vertical blinds, as they can be the detail that makes the difference between a casual ambiance and look and a special ambiance and room appearance. When there is too much natural light from the sun in your rooms, you may want to have a way of blocking it for a while and vertical blinds can help you do this right.

You can find this type of window treatment in various colours, designs and textures to suit all types of requirements.

You can either open the blinds for having a good look of the outdoors, or you can close them when you want to block the sunlight and take your dose of privacy.

While it is awesome to receive some light from the sun, too much sun can give you headaches and can prevent you from properly viewing the images from the screen of the television or the computer. If you use vertical blinds in the bedroom, they can help you have a better and longer sleep.

Vertical blinds are great for larger windows and they can provide insulation when the temperatures from the outside are too high or too low. They can help you maintain a steady room temperature during the winter season and in the summer, as they can block sun rays and prevent the air from the outside to reach the rooms.

Another good reason to buy vertical blinds is that they don’t need as much maintenance as other window treatment solutions. These solutions are easier to clean than others, as you can easily remove the dust and the debris from them.

An excellent alternative to shades or curtains, vertical blinds are great covers for some of the most enviable décor features: Glass doorways leading to yards, and large, vertical windows. Install them and play with their orientation to let in more – or less – light, all while enjoying their calm traditional look.

They can be great for bedrooms and conservatories, but they are not only meant for home use, as they can also work well in offices, especially because they can offer a great degree of privacy and they reduce glare.

vertical blindsWhen you buy vertical blinds online, you are doing this with two things in mind: the functionality that they provide and the opportunity they give you to improve the appearance of your rooms. Depending on the model you are choosing, you can add colour to your rooms with vertical blinds, or you can enhance a simplistic appearance.

Acquiring new window blinds is a good option whenever you think of redecorating your home or office. Now you have many reasons to buy vertical blinds. If you don’t know where to find great designs, you should look online, where there are a lot of options to choose from.

There are different designs available at Premium Blinds, from the simplest models to the most creative designs. Buying window blinds online is convenient. The blinds you need are available at any time and you can get them with just a few mouse clicks.

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In today’s tech age we can get anything and everything for our homes online, from fire places to blinds, you name it you can buy it. Home improvements are so much easier and simpler with the help of the internet. You no longer have to be concerned about how you will transport certain goods or how they will fit. It’s all becoming so hassle free, that anyone and everyone can use the power of the internet to do their home improvements.

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With easy installation techniques and tricks you can happily and comfortably buy blinds online, knowing that it will be what you wanted and fit YOUR windows perfectly. No returning to the store, no fuss, just simple quality blinds delivered to your door.

Ordering Blinds from Premium Blinds is as simple as going to our website, and enter in all required information, such as window sizes, type of blinds required and then getting your quote, once you accept the quote it’s just a matter of placing the order and paying for it online and your custom made to measure blinds will be ready in 3 working days. With a full instruction kit and manual on installation, you will have your blinds up in no time.

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For any questions – from ordering, to colour matching and installation – we are there to assist. We also have a full manufactures guarantee of one year on all our products, just as you would when buying blinds in store.

So next time you are looking for quality blinds, from wooden blinds to aluminium blinds, don’t be afraid to visit Premium Blinds and choose the blinds you want today. With our wide range and ever growing products we guarantee to have what you need. Custom made blinds no longer have to be an expensive, daunting and time consuming task!

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