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By their very nature, electric blinds are extremely smart in style and finish. However, we are often asked what the best way is to conceal the roller shaft and mechanism of electric blinds from view. We have several electric blind concealment options, and here we look at a few of the different methods, including ceiling recesses, blind pockets, blind fascias and false ceilings. 

The four types of concealed electric blinds are:

Concealed Electric Blinds Fitted in a Bathroom in Essex

Concealed Pocket / Box / Cassette

  • Custom housing built into the ceiling
  • Blind fabric and roller completely hidden
  • Best for new builds or renovation projects

The best way to fully conceal your electric blinds is to have a blind pocket fitted. This is also sometimes referred to as a blind box or cassette. Designed to hide the blind fabric and mechanism from view, the blind sits within a custom-made housing that is built into the ceiling. This allows the blind fabric to disappear completely when it is not in use. Best suited to new builds and renovation projects, this option requires the box to be built into a wall or ceiling for a flush finish. We can liaise with your architect and builders to make sure the power is wired correctly and the best cabling is put in place. 

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Blindspace Blind Pocket - Installed by The Electric Blind Company

Ceiling Recess / Void

  • Blind sits within a ceiling recess
  • The blind fabric and roller are partially hidden
  • Best for new builds or renovation projects

If it is not possible to have a concealed blind box fitted, electric blinds can be concealed within a purpose-built ceiling recess or void instead. The void is effective in hiding most of the blind, but, unlike the fully in-built cassette option detailed above, you will still be able to see the fabric and roller from underneath as shown in the photo below. This option can be difficult to achieve retrospectively, but if you are undergoing a house renovation or are building a new extension, your architect and builder should be able to design and fit a channel in the ceiling for your electric blinds to be fitted into. We have lots of experience working with architects and builders to ensure that the recess is suitable and arrange for power to be installed correctly.

Electric Blinds Ceiling Recess - The Electric Blind Company 

Fascia

  • Blind sits behind a fascia
  • The blind fabric and roller are partially hidden
  • Best for retrofit projects where building works are not feasible

If you cannot create a purpose made ceiling recess or install a blind pocket, a custom-built fascia is a great way to conceal electric blinds. Fitted to the top of the blind, the fascia gives the impression that the blinds are built-in and will hide the roller shaft and brackets from view. The fascia can also be colour-matched to the window frame or blind fabric for a seamless and smart finish. The versatility of a custom fascia makes it a popular option for properties that are not undergoing any building works, and allows for a beautiful aesthetic finish within the overall window design.

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Colour Matched Fascia - The Electric Blind Company

False ceiling

Roof lanterns are increasingly popular in orangeries, and kitchen extensions and ceiling blinds can be concealed within an adjacent wall or a false ceiling. With suitable technical drawings and guidance, your architect and builder can incorporate a hidden pocket for the electric roof lantern blinds to roll away into and disappear from view. 

  • Custom housing sits behind a false ceiling
  • Blind fabric and roller completely hidden
  • Best for new builds or renovation projects

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Twin Motorised Roof Blinds Fitted in Notting Hill - The Electric Blind Company

Find Out More

To find out more about our concealed electric blinds, speak to our friendly customer service team – call 02381 290120 or email sales@theelectricblindcompany.co.uk.