Selling Houses Australia

How to update your window coverings

Shaynna Blaze explains why window treatments are a key element in any successful makeover.

With so many different styles and options, window coverings can enhance a house’s character and create a connected, high-tech home.

Even in a heritage house like the Petersham property, it’s important to update your window coverings.

I wanted an elegant alternative to traditional curtains - and soft shades that have fabric vanes that rotate their positions to allow any level of light and visibility.

They come in different fabric colours and translucencies, making them suitable for anywhere from bedrooms to living spaces.

And the sheer fabric keeps the UV rays from damaging your furniture and artwork.

They work well across doorways or large floor-to-ceiling windows because they can be made to stack on any side – or split in the middle – depending on which way your doors open or you can simplify things by adding the remote control option.

With the touch of a button, you can control a single powered blind, or all the blinds in a whole room. Easy!

Or turn your soft shades into “smart shades”. Your phone or tablet can control your window dressings, by using this hub to talk to your home’s Wifi router.

You can schedule the blinds to open and close at certain times, or, control them from anywhere in the world. It’s a great feature if you forget to shut the blinds on a hot day, or make your house look lived-in, while you’re away on holidays.


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Posted by Heather735Report
Loved this reno. Interestingly, love these new blinds, they are a softer version of the "old fashioned" vertical blind as I see it, the best blinds you could ever have in a house for all the right reasons as Shana has pointed out - they are SOOO versatile, regulate as much or as little light in/out - don't take up space when opened and are out of the way. We recently built a new home with massive windows and doors over-looking a golf course and after looking at all the varying window treatments installed verticals in an Ebony colour (almost black) - and on non-feature windows (bathroom, loo, etc on the western side installed *cringe* micro venetians - LOVE ALL of them!