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First floor blinds ordered

This afternoon we placed our online order from Blinds Online. We haven't done the full range of shopping around that we expected to, through lack of time.  We did check out Freedom, but their prices seemed much higher for custom blinds.

With our budget being quite tight right now, we've only ordered the first floor blinds.  We already have curtains and blinds for the front living area and original bedrooms.  At a later date we'll order blinds for the ground floor of the extension - which is where our largest window areas are.  It will be cheaper for me to put fence extensions up than fit new blinds...

We obtained colour and material samples from Blinds Online, as we posted about here.  Nat took the Blinds Online samples to Harvey Norman to compare to our chosen carpet colour, Rocky Ridge. It is important to see actual samples because not all shades reproduce well on computer screens.

We chose Focus Buff as the Blockout blind, and Solar View Cotton as the Sunscreen blind.  In the bedroom we've chosen the Blockout blind to be at the back, and the blinds to be backmounted so they are hard against the window, so as to minimise gaps that the morning sun might shine through.  Elsewhere in the house, we've chosen for the Blockout blinds to be at the front, where light entering the room isn't so critical.

[And thanks too to Blinds Online who have linked to our blog from their Facebook site.]


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