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.
Electric blinds can be concealed within a purpose-built ceiling recess. This is quite difficult to achieve retrospectively, but if you are undergoing a house renovation or are building a new extension, you might consider asking your architect and builder 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.
Pocket / Box
The next step up from a simple ceiling recess is to use a blind pocket or box to conceal your electric blinds fully. Designed to hide the whole of the blind fabric and mechanism from view, the blind will disappear into the ceiling when it is not in use. The pocket is built into a wall or ceiling for a flush finish, and we can liaise with your architect and builders to make sure the power is wired correctly and the best cabling is put in place.
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 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.
Roof lanterns are becoming 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.