One question we get asked a lot at Expression Blinds is “what are the best blinds for X?”, with “X” usually representing whatever that person was particularly looking for. Sometimes it’s light control or blackout qualities, sometimes insulation, or light filtering, or any number of other possible factors.
Our answer always depends on what you’re looking for – different blinds have different pros and cons, and no one set will be perfect for everything, but our experienced fitters will always give the best answer for your needs and help you choose the best set of blinds or shutters for you.
In the interest of helping you do your research, here are a few of the most suitable blinds types for different tasks, so you can narrow down your searches!
The Best Blackout Blinds – Perfect Fit Blackout Roller Blinds
When it comes to blackout blinds, it’s impossible to beat Perfect Fit Roller Blinds. Fitted to your window frame, Perfect Fit blinds leave no gaps for light to slip around, and can be pulled closed to the exact height you want to control the amount of light getting in.
Blackout roller blinds pair up very well with Perfect Fit frames thanks to their single-piece material construction. With no gaps in the blinds and a solid piece of blackout material in the frame, these blinds will make sure you get a good night’s sleep, even if it’s the middle of the day. Give us a call today or check out our Perfect Fit and Roller Blinds pages!
The Best Blinds for Insulation – Pleated Blinds
If the right material is used, pleated blinds can provide a fantastic amount of insulation. Thanks to their thick material construction, and a design that helps to trap a layer of insulating air between the blinds and the window, pleated blinds are a great choice for a cold room or conservatory. If you want to go one step better than that, Transition Pleated Blinds are also available, which have a second layer of fabric that can be independently opened and closed, giving you an extra layer of insulation and a fantastic amount of control over the insulating powers of your blinds.
The Best Blinds for Safety – Perfect Fit Blinds
As we touched on up above, Perfect Fit Blinds are a great option for safety-conscious homeowners or business owners, thanks to their pull-closed design.
Perfect Fit Blinds are built into an enclosed frame, which fits perfectly to your window frame, and there are no dangling cords or wires to get caught up in, making them the ideal blinds type for those with young children or pets. As an added bonus, the enclosed blinds frame doesn’t have anything for inquisitive little hands to grab onto, so it can’t be pulled down entirely the way an ordinary set of blinds might be.
The Best All-Rounder For Controlling Light and Air – Tier on Tier Plantation Shutters
Although they aren’t blinds, we need to mention tier on tier plantation shutters (and other plantation shutters types) here for their utility and all-round effectiveness in controlling light, airflow and privacy level in a room. Made in two sections, you can open them fully, or just the upper section, or not at all, or you can adjust the louvres the same way you’d adjust the slats of a venetian blind to control the light entering the room.
For extra versatility, you can also open the window and adjust the shutters to control the breeze coming in without allowing too much light in – a must-have feature in sunny rooms that get too hot!
Where We’re Based
Expression Blinds have our main workshop in Lymm, Cheshire, but we’re able to operate all across the North and North West, so give us a ring wherever you are and we’ll see what we can do for you! We’ve fitted all sorts of blinds and shutters from Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester (plus Greater Manchester, including places like Altrincham and Oldham) to Chester, Blackburn, Stockport, and as far out as Wigan & St Helens. Let us know where you’re based and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Looking for More Information On The Best Blinds For Your Needs? Call Expression Blinds Today!
If you’re still wondering which blinds or shutters would suit you best – or if you’ve got another question we didn’t answer here – don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop un an instant message on our contact page. You can give us a ring on 0161 241 9686 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or send us an instant message at any time using the Contact Us page on this site if you want to get in touch!
Our team have been working with all sorts of blinds and shutters for over a decade, and they’ll be happy to help you run through whatever you need. If you’ve got any questions or you’d like some technical information on a project, or even just some friendly expert advice, our team will be happy to provide it. They’ll even run you through the fitting process and the free consultation, so you’ll know completely what to expect.
If you don’t want to jump straight into calling or messaging, you can also read through the articles and information on this site – we’ve got a wealth of information here on all sorts of blinds and shutters, and if you’d like more information about the individual types of blinds and their strengths and weaknesses, we’d recommend starting with our specific Blinds Pages, which will tell you more about each type of blinds. Then, when you’re done, send us a message and we’ll book your free, no-obligation consultation!
We look forward to hearing from you!