Summer is just around the corner, and that means it's time to prepare your home for the heat and sunshine of your typical Aussie summer before it hits. One of the most effective ways to beat the summer heat while enhancing the aesthetics of your home is by investing in new window treatments such as automated blinds and zipscreens, or sprucing up those outdoor spaces with fresh new awnings and outdoor blinds.
Let’s explore a range of window treatments to help you get your home summer-ready.
1. Blinds: A Stylish and Functional Solution
Blinds are a versatile window treatment option that can provide privacy and shade while adding a touch of style to your home. When it comes to summer, choosing the right blinds can make a significant difference in your comfort level indoors. Opt for blinds with adjustable slats, such as Venetian blinds. These allow you to control the amount of light and airflow entering your home. With the ability to adjust the louvres, interior shutters like Vivace Internal Aluminium Shutters are also a great way to take advantage of indirect sunlight from south-facing windows.
2. Screens and Awnings: Perfect for Outdoor Spaces
We love to make the most of our outdoor spaces during the Australian summer, but both the heat and the threat of bugs can be challenging. Screens and awnings are essential additions to your outdoor spaces. Folding Arm Awnings are an excellent choice for large outdoor areas, providing shade and protection in pool, entertaining, alfresco and patio areas. When they’re not in use these shade awnings can retract back into their rollers and out of the way. Outdoor screens such as Zipcreens, on the other hand, keep the elements and any unwanted insects at bay while allowing you to enjoy the fresh air. They're ideal for creating a bug-free zone for outdoor dining.
3. Curtains: Add Colour and Shade
Curtains aren't just for adding style and accents of colour to your home; they also play a crucial role in controlling sunlight and regulating temperature. Our Factory Direct range of curtains are the highest quality at the most affordable prices. We guarantee the lowest price. Our range includes Room Darkening Curtains, Blockout Curtains, Triple Weave Curtains and Sheer Curtains.
With summer in mind, consider lightweight and breathable curtain fabrics like linen or sheer materials. These fabrics allow air to flow freely while filtering out harsh sunlight. You can also keep your home comfortable without relying on air conditioning by closing curtains during the heat of the day, significantly reducing indoor temperatures.
4. Zipscreens: Seamless Integration
Zip screens are a modern and stylish solution for keeping your home comfortable during the summer. These screens are designed to seamlessly integrate into your windows or outdoor spaces. Zipscreens are also highly customizable, allowing you to choose from various colors and materials to match your home's aesthetic. There are ample fabric options, with a variety of shade-cloth colours, blockout screens for complete privacy, mesh or industrial-strength PVC that enables a completely clear outlook.
5. Automated Blinds: Convenience and Energy Efficiency
Automating your blinds is the ultimate way to add sophistication to your home, while also keeping your space at the perfect temperature. Using smart technology and sensors, automated blinds can operate based on changes in the weather and natural light to help provide a comfortable interior and ultimately improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Factory Direct offers a five-year warranty on all motorised products and the largest range of motorisation and automation blinds, awnings and shutter solutions available on the market. So you can enjoy incredible ease and convenience in your home or office with the best in innovative technology quite literally at your fingertips.
Summer Style and Practical Gains
All of these options will serve to not only enhance the look and feel of your home, but also offer very functional benefits. Installing the right window treatments can lead to cost savings through increasing energy efficiency, lowering energy bills. Filtering sunlight can also protect your furniture, flooring and prized possessions from unwanted UV damage. With the right choices, you can create a comfortable, stylish, and energy-efficient living space that's ready to embrace the joys of summer.
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