You may be considering blackout blinds for your bedroom because you have trouble sleeping with even the smallest amount of light in the room. For the rest of your home, perhaps you prefer to have a dark environment while watching TV or movies during daylight hours. No matter what the reason is, blackout blinds have many advantages for those seeking a very dark room. These advantages include:
They block light
As mentioned above, when blackout blinds are installed correctly, they essentially remove all light from entering your room. This is perfect for nurseries, kid’s rooms, and bedrooms as darkness is essential for a good night's sleep.
They help reduce your energy bill
Blackout blinds or shades are a great choice if you’re looking for simple ways to reduce your energy bill. Because of their thick material, they help add an extra layer of insulation around your windows. They also help block sunlight from entering, which is perfect for hot summer days.
They are versatile
Although blackout shades are often recommended for the bedroom, they can go in any room of the house! Blackout shades are attractive, simple, and sleek, and can be a great addition to living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms.
They come in a variety of styles & colours
Blackout blinds do not have to be black in colour. Although many are dark colours, you can also find them in greys, whites, and colours such as red, blue, or purple. As blackout blinds become more popular, there are more options and styles to choose from.
They pair well with other design elements
Blackout blinds are simple and easy to pair with the rest of your decor. If you want to add drapes or sheer curtains, you won’t have a hard time finding ones that fit well with your blinds!
If you’re in the market for new blackout blinds, come to New Shutters and Blinds! We offer shutters, shades, and blinds for every lifestyle. The best part, we bring the showroom to you! Call us at (386)-410-2245, or fill out our contact form to learn more and schedule your free in-home consultation. We look forward to working with you!
When you design your commercial space, you think about furnishings, color schemes, and décor. However, one detail often overlooked is window treatments. Whether you own a retail store, restaurant, or office space, the right window treatments set the ambiance for your space - making your customers and employees feel welcome.
Here are some things to consider when choosing commercial window treatments.
Are you thinking of upgrading to energy-efficient shutters for your home? Today’s homeowners are more aware of how their buying choices affect their long-term savings - especially when it comes to their energy bill and the costs to cool a home during the hot Florida summers. But how do shutters actually lower your energy bill?
According to The English Heritage, shutters can reduce energy loss through a window by more than 50%. Since you’ll have cooler, comfortable air trapped indoors, your air conditioner won’t need to work as hard, resulting in savings on your monthly electric bill.
If you’re interested in improving your home’s interior comfort levels or you simply want to lower your utility costs, then it’s the right time to install energy-efficient shutters.
Still not convinced? Here are some ways interior shutters can lower your energy bill:
Creates a Barrier
When shutters are installed, there is an intentional space between the window and the shutter. This allows the air to move while creating a barrier that makes it difficult for the cool air to escape out the warm air to get inside. The longer you can keep the cool air inside, the less you have to crank up your A/C to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, saving you money during the summer. Our shutters are designed to keep out the heat, so you and your family can stay comfortable during our hot, humid Florida summers. Shutters can be installed on standard windows or custom-made to fit the style and architecture of your home.
Interior shutters come equipped with light regulating louvers (or horizontal slats), allowing you to control the heat and light coming into your home. When the louvers are closed, they block out sunlight and other exterior light sources. By blocking the solar radiation, the shutters reduce the amount of heat retained in your home, making it more comfortable and less reliant on air conditioning.
Shutters are among the best window treatments because they are actually fastened to the window jam itself, which seals off the window, helps eliminate heat transfer, and increases the window’s R-value. Wood is inherently an excellent insulator. According to the Department of Energy, wood shutters offer R-values between 2.77 and 3.17. When installed correctly and firmly against the window frame, wood shutters provide an additional layer of insulation throughout the year. During the summer, the additional insulation provides shades inside your home, which helps to reduce A/C use and lowers your monthly bill.
If you’re ready to update the look of your home and save money on your utility bills, look no further than New Shutters and Blinds. We offer shutters, shades, and blinds for every lifestyle! The best part, we bring the showroom to you! Call us at (386) 410-2245, or fill out our contact form to learn more and schedule your free in-home consultation. We look forward to working with you!
The right window shutters or shades can set the mood and highlight your home, enhancing and complementing the decor through color, texture, and patterns. Shutters, blinds, or shades can also serve a purpose by light control, privacy, and reducing energy bills.
Below, a few tips on deciding the style and type of window coverings suitable for your home.
Assess the Room and WindowsLook around the room and determine its purpose. Do you need more privacy? If so, consider Cellular Shades. Cellular shades are the Swiss army knife for the shades, serving many purposes from energy efficiency to style to privacy. Does this particular room get a lot of sunlight? Roller shades can not only block out light and, depending on the material, can neutralize the heat and glare without obstructing your view.
Homeowners with old or drafty windows often invest in energy-efficient cellular shades that provide superior insulation in fashionable colors.
In children’s bedrooms, considering cordless shades makes lifting and lowering effortless. At the same time, removing dangling cords improves safety for homes with young children and pets.
If you have large patio windows, you can’t go wrong with sliding panels, which can easily coordinate with any sliding décor style and other window coverings in the room.
Sliding panels are ideal for covering patio doors, sliding glass doors, and oversized windows.
Establish Lighting Needs
How much light does the room need? Babies, shift workers, or those who need light blockage will appreciate room-darkening (blackout) cellular shades to optimize their sleep schedule.
If you’re using a home office, you may welcome natural rays to help boost your productivity. On the other hand, with most people using a computer, you may want solar shades to cut down on the sun’s glare.
With options like cellular shades and solar blinds, consider top-down/bottom-up lift styles. These shades and blinds allow your shades to be lowered from the top and raised from the bottom to infuse rooms with natural light while maintaining privacy.
Favor FunctionalityYour family's lifestyle may determine how you choose a window covering function. Homeowners looking for energy efficiency may be drawn cellular shades whose unique honeycomb structure traps the air entering and leaving your home. At the same time, families with small children or pets might opt for cordless shades for added safety.
Families with busy lifestyles may like faux wood blinds or shutters because they’re convenient, easy-to-clean, waterproof, or moisture-resistant. They're ideal for humid spaces, kitchens, and bathrooms. Perfect for our Florida weather!
Find Your Flair Find inspiration in the room elements such as flooring, window trim, and the furniture in your home as inspiration for the finish, type, and color of window treatment. With a vast and beautiful collection of fabrics and colors to choose from, you can achieve a personalized look for your home without breaking the bank.
At New Shutters and Blinds, our experts can install new window coverings to match any area of your home, blending in your personality with our selections. Our professional staff will arrive at your home with samples, giving you an idea of the finished product. Contact us today to get started! Call us: (386)-410-2245
If you live in the Sunshine State, investing in window treatments for your home is an absolute necessity. Shutters, shades, and blinds help prevent the sun from shining directly into your home, helping to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot Florida summers. Additionally, window treatments help reduce strain on your air conditioning and offer an added level of privacy.
Here are some of the benefits to installing window treatments in your home:
When it comes to curb appeal people often think of landscaping, new siding, a coat of paint, a walkway, or even lighting. However, one often overlooked area of your home that can seriously up the ante on your curb appeal, is your home’s window coverings. At New Shutters and Blinds, we can instantly change your home with beautiful new shutters, shades, and blinds for every style! Furthermore, new window coverings are not only elegant, but they can keep heat out of your home, cut down on air conditioning costs, saving electricity in the summer months, and insulated and warm during cooler weather. Here are some of our products:
Our shutters are made in the United States from a solid composite of PVC and wood with aluminum rod reinforcement. Our standard louver is 3-1/2". You can also customize the louver size and choice of frames and viewers.
2" Fauxwood Blinds Offer The Look Of Real Wood At A More Affordable Price.
Perfect for windows and French doors, our 2" faux wood blinds bring warmth and elegance to any room and are perfect for rooms with high moisture and humidity. Made of high-quality synthetic materials, our blinds are 100% UV and anti-static controlled so they will not fade of collect excessive dust making them easy to care for.
Discover the Simplicity of Roller Shades
Whether you prefer window treatments that filter light or block it out completely, our roller shades are your best option. Simple, elegant, and full of design opportunities, roller shades are available in the light filtering or room darkening variety. Find the ideal match for your home's decor by choosing from high-quality and durable materials such as light-filtering fabric, light-blocking fabric, and light-blocking vinyl, all available in a variety of bold colors, and patterns. Our rollers utilize the Galaxy clutch system for ease of operation for blinds under 144". Somfy motorization is available with any roller shade
At New Shutter and Blinds, our experts can install new window coverings to match any area of your home, seamlessly blending in your personality and style with our many options and color palettes to choose from. The best part is, we come to you! Our professional staff will arrive directly to your home with samples, taking the guesswork out of what the finished product will look like. Contact us today to get started! Call us: (386)-410-2245