If the builders have almost finished the construction of your brand-new home, it's time to think about the fixtures and fittings inside—in particular, all those window treatments. This can be quite a large task in itself, as it is unlikely that you will simply choose one particular type of window treatment for every room in the property. What do you need to think about as you narrow down your choices?
Dealing With the Heat
If you live in one of the more heavily populated areas of Australia, then you will definitely need to think about the climate—and the heat in particular—when selecting your window blinds. Certainly, you want to be sure that you are paying attention to style and matching the decor, but you want all your blinds to be functional as well.
Things to Consider
How much light do you need in any particular room, and how heavily do you need to regulate the temperature in each case? Certain bedrooms may face the early morning sun, so you need to have blinds that can be adjusted carefully to take into account the light levels. This is especially important if you are a light sleeper or work late at night.
You can certainly select blinds that will filter out heat, but if you're planning to have some indoor plants, then the blinds will need to let in enough light to keep those happy, as well.
Remember, blinds that need to be fitted in a room with high moisture levels have to be able to cope with the conditions. Therefore, if you are choosing blinds for a bathroom, they may need to be made from different components to the blinds in the rest of the house so that they don't crack, warp or otherwise fail.
Safety and Functionality
If you enjoy the pitter-patter of tiny feet around the home, make sure that you choose cordless blinds in every room. In fact, you may like to consider motorised blinds, especially if some of them need to be frequently adjusted during the course of the day. It may be possible for you to buy blinds that can be programmed so that they automatically extend or contract as the sun moves into position at a given time of day.
Shapes and Sizes
Finally, you will want to measure all the openings so that you choose the right size and configuration before you move on to matching the style of blind with the rest of the furniture in each room.
Finishing Your List
As you can see, you will have an extensive list of requirements and, potentially, many different types of blinds for your new home. Armed with this information, have a word with your supplier to make sure that you have everything in place for the grand opening.