Specialized Installations of Blinds

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Flower Blinds are experts in complex installations
with experience spanning across all kinds of specialized situations.

Flower Blinds Brisbane has been furnishing Brisbane homes since 1992, and over this time has covered every suburb spanning all over Brisbane City to Logan City, from Redcliffe down to Gold Coast, and from Ipswich to Redland Bay.

We’ve encountered all kinds of installation challenges, and created a thorough installation protocol for our fitters to follow to ensure that a high quality and standard of professional installation is maintained.

We further have developed methods to customize the products under complex circumstances, to maximize effectiveness (and especially privacy) of the blockout blinds. Here are some photos of our blinds installed in non-typical scenarios.

BAY WINDOWS

The best choice of blinds for bay windows are vertical blackout blinds or plantation shutters.

Vertical blinds can be modified so that the fabric extends beyond the track where two tracks meet, resulting in closing in the gap of the bay angle.

For a more deluxe decor, plantation shutters are designed with the window shape in mind, and are made with two T-posts for support. The inner panels hinge off these two posts. The finished result is a complete uniform shutter setup covering the entire window opening, maximizing privacy with zero gaps where the angles meet.

Other types of blinds are not suited for bay windows…

Timber venetians, Roller blinds, and other types of window coverings are not the best solution for bay windows, as their brackets create a physical limitation, resulting in guaranteed light and privacy gaps where the angles meet.

[ The roller blinds above, despite brackets touching there will always be a notable gap
between the 2 blinds due to the physical limitation of the brackets ]

timber venetians on a bay window leaves natural gaps

[ The timber venetians above, despite brackets touching there will always be a notable gap
between the 2 blinds due to the physical limitation of the brackets ]

CORNER WINDOWS

Corner windows can pose a challenge as sometimes one side of the corner will have a large gap, depending on which blind is “through” and which is “butting”.

The best blinds to suit the shape and style of corner windows are either vertical blinds, plantation shutters, or sometimes aluminium venetians, as they simply offer an easy and customizable solution to that interior design challenge.

Again, Roller blinds and other types of blinds will always create gaps due to the physical limitations of the brackets.

STAIRWELLS

Stairwell blinds technically aren’t difficult, as most cases the windows have normal shapes or aren’t necessarily large. The only trick is some nimble installation required on the part of the fitter, and some considerations regarding the control of the blind.

These windows are usually out of hand range, which means they either are there for aesthetic purposes only, or require some kind of long chain or motorization to operate.

Vertical blinds are common in stairwell blinds, as they are tilted on a slight angle to let light in, but closed enough to blockout intense sun or heat. Most vertical blinds fabrics available are blockout, so these work and look great at home in a stairwell.

ANGLED WINDOWS

Angled windows pose among the biggest window furnishing challenge as there is no room for measuring errors to achieve a perfect outcome. This becomes more labor intensive during manufacturing, as the preparation process requires the shape of the opening to be manually outlined before anything is made or cut.

SUNBURST / SEMI-CIRCLES

sunburst window with verticals fitted on face covering whole blind

Sunburst or Semi-Circle shapes pose a restrictive challenge in window furnishing, as the only window covering that can be customized to fit perfectly is a plantation shutter.

Technically however, vertical blinds and curtains can be face fitted over the entire window, but sometimes this may look excessive.

We have installed roller blinds inside certain sunburst or triangular shaped openings in the past, and kept the top section empty. It simply depends on the circumstance.

SO WHICH BLIND TYPE WINS?

Most new and old homes have rectangular shaped openings making window furnishing relatively straight forward in that regard.

Sliding doors also are rectangular in shape, and as covered here, we found that sliding blinds (particularly vertical blinds) work best over sliding doors. They also offer the broadest available selection of fabrics with a diverse colour range to match interior decor.

But when it comes to unusual shapes or angles to work with, there are only 2 obvious winners (offering a choice depending on budget and preference):

  • Vertical Blinds

  • Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters are most customizable, but are only available in shades of white, and are the more expensive option. They offer deluxe aesthetics in any room, whilst maintaining full privacy and light control horizontally. They also allow for perfect airflow without swaying or noise.

Modern Vertical blinds are a very versatile window covering, suitable for just about every type of installation situation. Vertical blinds offer a significantly broader range of colours to choose from, and are a significantly more affordable option.

Our Flagship Verti+ Vertical blinds are a product most commonly used and would suite most people looking for a more cost effective way to furnish their homes. Vertical blinds also allow for full privacy and light control, in a vertical manner compared with horizontal shutters.

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Do you have any odd shaped windows in your house, and have been wondering how to furnish them? Talk to our team, and we can discuss various product options available.

Book yourself a free consultation with one of our experts, either by calling us directly on (07)3209 4710, or by filling out an online call-back request and we’ll be in touch with you.

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