Save money on heating with external venetian blinds

Save money on heating with external venetian blinds

External Venetian blinds are an attractive addition to any house’s charming aesthetic. They lend a cool and comfortable aspect to a home’s exterior, while providing a literal cool, shady place to spend a relaxing summer’s afternoon. By keeping your blinds closed, you can even keep your house warmer during the coldest nights of the year, preventing trapped heat from escaping through your windows. With external Venetian blinds, you can cut down on harmful UV radiation while reducing solar glare, either for the interior of your home or within a fully enclosed patio, creating a comfortable outdoor entertainment area. An area like this, employing venetian blinds allows you to control your sunlight. Relax on a banana lounge with the sun streaming through or watch the game on an outdoor mounted television,without the glare, or simply enjoy the view in style. External Venetians, such as our ev80 can also add architectural appeal to a home, increasing property value. Not only through practicality, but style as these blinds don’t resemble a bolt on addition in the way many outdoor blind models can. While they look great and make living more appealing, there are also some hidden benefits which make these blinds ever so practical. For the home, or within a modern office these blinds allow you to substantially lower heating costs. Read on! With external Venetian blinds, you can cut down on harmful UV radiation while reducing solar glare. Save Money Through Increased Energy Efficiency External Venetian blinds do more than make your home look stylish and chic. They improve the efficiency of built-in environmental management, a feat accomplished in several different...
Creating a unique outdoor entertainment area

Creating a unique outdoor entertainment area

Homeowners traditionally look to architects, builders and designers to turn their dreams into reality. Given the Australian climate and our enthusiasm to embrace the outdoors, we often call upon these professionals to help us create external living and entertaining areas as an extension to our home. However creating the perfect outdoor entertaining space can be difficult. While it is relatively simple to make an area look beautiful, maintaining an elegant design while maximising functionality is best left to those in the know. There are many important factors to consider when you decide to create your own outdoor sanctuary. After all, there is no one particular design that is going to cater to everyone’s needs. Every home is different and individual requirements and tastes need to be embraced by all parties involved in the initial design process. Is the client looking for somewhere to; Sit and enjoy a lazy Sunday morning coffee Host a large family for weekly dinners Play MasterChef in a well equipped outdoor kitchen The client’s vision is the most important thing to consider in all of this. A balance needs to be reached where individual style meets practicality and functionality so as the space can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Depending on geographical location this may mean considering the effect cold weather, rainy seasons or extreme humidity may have on this area. An entertaining area the owners love will only be more disappointing when no one can use it! However there are many avenues available that will create a space that can be used year round without compromising design. While it is relatively...