Sitting by the pool or on your patio is relaxing, especially after a long day of work, but the neighbours looking in on you might not be ideal. Why not block them out by installing outdoor blinds?
Not only will you increase the size of your indoor, outdoor living space and gain some privacy. There are also many other advantages to installing outdoor blinds in your Melbourne home, or anywhere else in Australia.
What are Outdoor Blinds?
Outdoor blinds are very similar to traditional blinds that you install inside your home. The main difference is that they were designed to be installed outside your home and are more resilient and weather resistant.
Blinds installed on the patio are normally made from a cloth material and can be raised, lowered or pushed to the side, depending on their design. They can be operated by crank; machine operated or simply zip away.
Many Australians are investing in outdoor blinds because they are:
- Easy to install: With the correct tools and a bit of guidance from an expert, you can quickly install outdoor blinds and start reaping the benefits.
- Compact in size: Outdoor blinds don’t take up much space.
- Impressive to look at: They can be finished to match your existing décor and bring an element of style to your patio.
8 Reasons to Invest in Outdoor Blinds
Fortification from the Elements
No outdoor entertainment area is complete without installing outdoor blinds. They offer a super simple shading solution that protects you from the sun’s harmful UV rays and provide protection from wind and rain.
Some popular options include Ziptrak blinds, café blinds and bistro blinds. If you need extra protection from the elements you can even install aluminium shutters.
Increase Your Outdoor Living Space
During the sunny season you can enjoy sitting outside with your family, cooking, eating or simply hanging out together. There is no need to stay inside. You can cool down in the refreshing breeze, relaxing in your outdoor living space.
As the space is protected from the elements you can store furniture or even add a TV to your outdoor living area without needing to worry about it being damaged.
Keep the Bugs Away
There is nothing more annoying than trying to relax and then being bothered by pesky bugs. Keep flies and mosquitoes as well as other annoying insects out, the easy way.
Some mosquitos carry dangerous diseases that could make you sick, while flies that land on your food can lay eggs in seconds and compromise your health. By installing outdoor blinds, you are creating a layer of protection against any irritating insects and creating a much healthier living environment.
Enhance Your Aesthetic Appeal
Outdoor blinds come in a variety of styles. With so many options, you can upgrade your outdoor living space and make it look sleek and stylish. Choose between aesthetically pleasing designs in neutral colours to blend in seamlessly with the outdoors.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Blinds installed on the outside of your windows fully insulate the room against the intense heat of the sun. It also keeps out strong winds on chilly days and helping to maintain a comfortable interior temperature. This means you won’t need to rely on the air-conditioner to cool down the room.
Protect Your Windows
With outdoor blinds Melbourne residents have protection for glass panes against the elements. Excellent at blocking out dust and other particles from entering your home or dirtying surfaces, they can also protect your windows from being shattered.
Affordable Home Upgrades
To add instant value to your property, simply install outdoor blinds. They are super affordable and easily update any outdoor space instantly, so it looks more modern.
Café Blinds to Make a Statement
Normally installed at cafés to make a statement and attract customers, outdoor blind such as café blinds are designed to attract attention and make customers notice your business.
They may have gained their popularity in outdoor cafes and restaurants but these days they are becoming popular for residential properties because they are so versatile. This design provides ample covering and shelter for your outdoor entertainment area or patio.
The main advantage of café blinds is they offer protection without compromising your view.
How to Select the Correct Outdoor Blinds for Your Space
When shopping for blinds, don’t compromise on quality materials. Outdoor blinds should be strong and durable as well as weather and mould resistant.
Make sure the option you select is easy to operate. Find out which options are available and compare the costs involved. Also make it practical for your lifestyle. Adding a motor for automation allows you to control your blinds with ease. Open them to let in pleasant sunlight or close them in a hurry should a storm suddenly approach.
After reading this article I hope you have considered all the advantages that installing outdoor blinds can have. Don’t delay in making your home more comfortable and stylish.