Blind Choices for Apartments November 19, 2017 Apartment living more often than not means clean lines, open spaces and muted tones. Apartments are typically more affordable than stand-alone houses, and many homeowners are choosing this “lock up and leave” lifestyle, especially if their children have flown the nest. We recommend either roller blinds or Venetian blinds for apartments and here are some key reasons why. Affordability: Investors are looking for apartments with mass appeal for renters while spending minimal dollars on decorating to attract these renters. They are looking for chattels which are modern, cost-effective, but also well made to stand up to everyday wear and tear. Hardwearing: roller and Venetian blinds are both easy to spot clean and because of they are from. If your apartment living and kitchen areas are open plans, you won’t be wanting cooking smells and condensation ruining your window furnishings. This is where the mould resistant, moisture tolerate and flame retardant properties of our roller blinds are extremely important. Versatility: Their versatility sees them used in any room of the house. They go well under sheers or thermal drapes if desired. Combo blinds are extremely popular because of their multi-functioning qualities. If you can keep in the warm with thermal blinds while minimising glare with sunscreen blinds at the same time – why wouldn’t you? Like all of NZ Blinds products our combo blinds are easy to install, built to last and look fantastic. Connecting with the Outdoors: Roller blinds are also a great way of maximising the view from your apartment – if you’re lucky enough to have one! Unlike curtains, they roll up past the window glass and of course, plus there is no fabric bulk that needs to be pinned back on either side of the frame that can obstruct your view. At NZ Blinds, we offer hundreds of colour options amongst the sunscreen, blackout and thermal roller blind collections. A few years ago Resene Paints made the excellent decision to have corresponding roller blind colours to match their most popular neutral paint colours, giving any room a fresh and cohesive look. However, if you love wood or the ‘look’ of wooden our Venetian blinds will be more to your liking. They come in two thicknesses and add warmth, style and value to your home. For a quick reference of all our products go to our Product Overview page to help identify which product is going to suit your needs best.