When is a Shade not a Shade?

Posted on August 7th, 2014

Many companies provide window treatments that serve as a simple shade. While that may be the primary function of a window treatment, a modern product must go beyond that. Blinds, awnings, or shutters should come in truly unique styles which add an atmosphere of ‘livability amid quality’ to any room. Window treatments available in the 21st century must also supply both the beauty and environmentally conscious functionality that you’ve come to expect. That is, they should be aesthetically pleasing while serving to conserve energy primarily through reductions in unwanted heat transfer (either in during the hot season or out during the cold). In addition, if the price is beyond a reasonable value, then any positive attributes pale in comparison. Most satisfied customers have found value by sticking within a certain budget. In fact, that is the only way that a worthwhile sale can happen. Prices can be minimized without sacrificing anything when all of the steps that are involved with the design, manufacture, and retail of the window treatment are monitored and carefully controlled. When that is the case, the savings can be passed on to the consumer. However, a low price is inconsequential if the product has a short life span. True value is realized only when the finest quality of materials and components are used and lasting quality is guaranteed.

The style of the window treatment can easily be matched to your fashion sense by relying on professional interior designers. They can choose from a wide selection of exterior, venetian, woodweave, timber, roman, and roller blinds to express whatever mood you desire to capture. Choosing the design that is best may take some time, but when you see the finished product all of the effort becomes worth it. Oftentimes having the ability to decide between over fifteen different styles of awnings makes it possible to fit any window and create the ultimate dressing. Select from alpha, cocoon and cassette, canopy and café, fabric tension and shading systems, Markissolette, Miranda, telescopic, folding arm, siro, robusta, top roll straight drop awnings and screens, retractable roof systems, conservatory, shop, and clear PVC awning styles to find what works for you. Or if you want to go in another direction, choose from an extensive list of shutter styles: plantation, timber, aluminum, basswood, polywood, thermolite, combination, cottonwood, or Western Red Cedar. Many times if you just let your imagination run a bit wild, you will stumble upon the perfect window solution, one where a satisfying combination of taste and pocketbook is found.

A quality design can fall short of meeting the customer’s needs if it is installed poorly. Attention should be paid to the details so that the least intrusive time is found to spruce up your quarters. It is a fact that a quality installation can give you a sense of pride in your surroundings. Installation should also be done quickly, neatly, and without any mistakes so that you will come away with a positive, fulfilling memory that matches the excellence of the products you’ve just purchased. It is true that one cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but it is also true that presentation is a large part of the perception generated so it is important to have a good job performed on the installation.

You are encouraged to share your satisfaction with others with whom you come in contact because word-of-mouth is the most effective form of advertising. Blind Inspiration is located in both Sydney and Melbourne and their reputation as innovators as well as the satisfaction of your every whim in window dressing are primary goals.

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  • Just a big thank you to the team there for the blinds installed today. Not only do they look fantastic (thank you Peter for installing them) but you surpassed my expectations of coming in ahead of schedule (thank you Yvonne and workshop for that). It has made my day as tomorrow is the first open day so the timing could not have been better. Will certainly recommend you if and when the circumstances arise!
    Judi Mills
  • Just a quick thanks for the new shutters. The installers did a great job and the shutters look fantastic! We’re very impressed and will get back to you in a few months time to do the upstairs bedroom as well.
    Barry
  • Omg the blinds look amazing!!!! I am so happy with them and so loving the shantung brown downstairs! Glad I went with those. Also, the young installer (I didn’t get his name) was very professional and helpful. Thank you Nicole, I will be ordering more for sure in the future.
    Sandie
  • I am a little late in giving feedback to Blind Inspirations for the installation of blinds to 103/16 Birdwood Ave Lane Cove. I was very impressed with the service provided by the excellent lady on the reception to your own consultation and finally to Peter who installed the blinds. Very professional service in all areas. We are very pleased with the result and so are our visitors! We had a tight timeline and the company was very obliging in that regard.

    Virginia
  • We had Blind Inspirations install plantation shutters to our house in February, 2015. They still look as good as the day they went in and we have never had any problems with their operation. It's not everyday that I feel so good about a supplier that I bother to comment on a product 3 years later but our experience with these guys was so good and has been faultless. Thanks Jenny and the crew

    Mike
  • Thanks very much for the supply and installation of the Plantation shutters. I will have no hesitation in recommending your company, The measure man, the installers and The Price were the Best.
    Greg Pace
  • Hi Jennifer, Thank you to you and the team at Blind Inspirations for your work on our curtains. They are up and they look lovely. Have just soffened the outlook. Your attention to detail and listening to the customer was apparent and workmanship was excellent. Many Thanks.
    Claire, Balmain
  • To Whom It May Concern, Hope this email finds you well. Just want to let you know we had our shutters installed a month ago and are very happy with it - Thank you ! I have recommended you to a friend who has just recently bought down in Wollongong way, do you service that area at all? Thanks again ! Best regards, Nancy, Turramurra
    Nancy, Turramurra
  • Thank you Jennifer for our new shutters, they look amazing, We are very happy with them!! Your company installer was very professional and polite at all times.
    Happy Customer
  • To Whom It May Concern, The shutters you installed this morning is very beautiful. Tony was very polite and professional and Jenny was lovely, helpful and professional. We are very happy with the service. Sydney NSW
    Sally O’Farrell
  • Thank you for the great job Peter did installing our ROLLER BLINDS in at our property in Sydney. They gave good advice and the results are stunning. I have recommended your company to others.
    Maureen, Galston
  • "Hi BI Team, Just a quick note to say thanks the blinds are fantastic and we are very happy with the final product and the service you provide and will be in touch once the final window is installed in Jan. Have a great xmas. "
    Gina 
  • "Good morning, We are thrilled by our new blinds and shutters, they look brilliant and function perfectly. Thank you very much.  I have recommended you on a number of occasions."
    Leigh, NSW
  • “I purchased both roller blinds and timber shutters for different areas of my home. I must say how pleased I am with the finished product. Blind Inspirations were so helpful and professional, from choosing colours/finishes to the actual installation.”
    Dee, Kenthurst, NSW
  • “I am writing to tell you how pleased and happy I am with the plantation shutters you supplied and installed here for me. Your service was brilliant and you were so helpful with ideas and suggestions. What a difference it has made to our family room and study. The blinds look fantastic and really finish off the look of our house. I would not hesitate to recommend Blind Inspiration to anyone who wants a job well done from start to finish.”
    Alison, Kellyville, NSW
  • Thank you very much. We are very happy with the quality and also the service provided by Peter. His measurements were very accurate and he understood well what we needed to achieve with our unusual installation. Please pass on my thanks. Kind Regards,
    Alex Cowie
  • “They just had to write this as I was blown away with the customer service. Blind Inspiration provided with our Plantation Shutter Order. From order to conception it was so seamless.” Thank you so much. I will be referring you to our friends.
    Iinna and Ray , Baulkham Hills
  • ” I d just like to thank Blind Inspiration for the stunning window furnishings that you have installed throughout my house. They have finished off very room and window in my house off perfectly. I decided to go for Plantation Shutters at every window in my house and I was not disappointed with the results. And to say they look stunning is almost an understatement. Everyone who has come to my home has passed comment on how good they look. And I can t rave about Blind Inspiration s good work enough. From the measuring, the advice, the ideas, the price, the installing and even the cleaning up after the installing all wonderful! I would without hesitation recommend Blind Inspiration to friends or anyone thinking of or needing window furnishings. You won t regret it. Thanks again for job well done.”. A pleasure to recommend you to our friends.
    Melanie ,Botany
  • “Colleen thank you so much for the time you took in introducing me to the many blind options. No one else even bothered to bring in the samples from their car. You made us feel very comfortable and we would have no hesitation to recommend Blind Inspiration to any of our family and friends.”
    Lyn, Hurstville Grove
  • “How refreshing it was to have a sales consultant actually know about the products they sell. We knew nothing about shutters and the time that Jennifer spent explaining about the different options was so appreciated. The shutters have now been installed and I am thrilled.” Thank you to the Blind Inspiration Team.
    Dorothy and Peter, Balmain
  • “Hi, Our blinds were installed on Saturday. Peter who installed the blinds was a lovely man – he did a great job and also gave excellent customer service. Please pass on my thanks. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.”
    Natalie Brownstein
  • “Thank you Blind Inspiration for our Shutters and Blinds you installed. They look amazing and I am so proud to show off our home. Your customer service was fantastic and the installer was so mindful and careful of our furniture and surrounds”. A pleasure to recommend you to our friends.
    Tina, Palm Beach
  • “I found the advice I received from Blind Inspiration invaluable when it came to making a selection from her huge range of samples. Instead of feeling overwhelmed I was confident that I had made the right choice for my home. Her advice on colours and fabrics was invaluable and the job was carried out, from start to finish, with the utmost professionalism. I have purchased both interior and exterior products from Blind Inspiration and am 100% happy with both. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone requiring any type of window furnishings.”.
    Robyn, Kenthurst,NSW
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