Choosing the right blinds, shutters, or any other window treatments for one’s home can be a daunting task indeed. With so many options available in the market, it’s quite easy for one to get confused, and overwhelmed, and to be unable to make a decision.
However, choosing the right window treatment for your home is only a matter of knowing what you want and need.
Why should you use panel blinds?
Apart from aesthetic benefits that the window furnishings can provide, the other functions include:
- Light control
- Privacy and security control
- Improving insulation
- Providing convenience in control and maintenance through automation technology
- Being environment friendly
Not all, but some of the window covering options available in the market, provide all these functions and more. One such option is that of Panel Blinds.
What are Panel Blinds?
Panel blinds, panel track blinds, panel glide blinds, or sliding blinds, are the different names of the same type of window furnishing. A contemporary alternative to vertical blinds such as roller or roman blinds, panel blinds effortlessly move in a horizontal direction and are opened via the help of a tracking channel, moving either in the left to right direction, or vice versa. These panel blinds can also open directly from the centre, moving off in both directions.
When closed, the panels lie in close proximity to the window glass, completely covering the length and width of the window. When opened, each individual panel of the blinds stacks itself behind the other to neatly pull away from the window in a structured manner.
This allows for a completely unobstructed view of the window and beyond.
Benefits of Panel Blinds
There are a number of benefits of opting for and installing panel track blinds in one’s home. They include but are not limited to the following:
The sliding movement of panel blinds is quite convenient to for the homeowners. The gliding mechanism provides easy accessibility to the view outdoors, especially for individuals that have a limited mobility within their homes. Once opened, the blinds move completely out of the way, enabling a person to have full use of the door or window.
Ease of Use
The blinds easily glide across the track channels from one point to gather at another. They can easily be controlled with either a control wand, or a cord-operated system. However, to further make the use of these blinds easier, they can be fully automated, to be operated via the push of a single button.
Ease of Maintenance
The blinds stack themselves one behind the other, lying quite flat when they are opened. This allows them to remain dust free and relatively clean even when regularly used. The use of wood, vinyl and other synthetic materials allows the blinds to be quite convenient to clean when needed. All that is required is a light brushing or dusting – nothing more. No hassle of removing the blinds from their tracks to wash or dry them.
Because the panel blinds lie completely flat against one another when opened, they are completely out of the way of anyone who wishes to use the window or door they are positioned at. There is no safety hazard of tangling cords or breaking strings, nor are the blinds in the way of anyone walking past.
Unlike curtains or drapes which give a very traditionally Victorian feel to a home, the sleek, space saving design of the panel blinds works particularly well in contemporary, minimalistic homes that are quite popular today. Furthermore, the slim structure and movement of the blinds allows the homeowner to easily layer and combine these window treatments with others for a diverse look.
Subtle sophistication with panel blinds
Panel blinds evoke understated elegance for any home in Australia. Perfect as a room divider and as a covering for a large window or door, they elevate your interiors. These blinds are crafted from flat fabric panels attached to a simple head rail track system. This system uses glider mounted carriers, making it light and easy to operate.
Visit Empire Window Furnishing showroom in Sydney, Australia, to browse through our selection of high-class products. Call 1300 950 950 or email [email protected] for any inquiries. You may also drop us a message at our contact form on the website.