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The Electric Blind Company

Electric blinds offer a modern and convenient solution to managing your home’s natural light and privacy. With their sleek design and ease of use, electric blinds have become a popular choice among homeowners and can be customised to fit your specific needs and style. From choosing the right fabric and size to selecting the best power and concealment options, here are five ways to customise your electric blinds for your home.

Fabric Weight and Colour

We have a wide range of fabrics to choose from, allowing you to customise your electric blinds according to their intended use and your interior design theme. When choosing blind fabrics, consider both the aesthetic and functional aspects of your blinds. How much natural light would you like in the room? What level of privacy do you require? What is the style of the décor in your home? Lighter fabrics, such as sheer or translucent options, are ideal if you don’t want to block the view and require natural light, while heavier fabrics, such as blackout or thermal options, offer greater insulation and privacy. The colour of your blinds can also affect your room’s temperature. For example, a lighter-coloured fabric will reflect light away from the window, keeping the room cooler. And if you really can’t decide which weight of fabric you require, you can opt for a dual-fabric system which gives you two layers in one – one heavy and one light.

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Controls

Electric blinds can be controlled in a few different ways depending on your preference. The most traditional option is to use a simple wall switch, or a hand held remote that allows you to open and close the blinds at the touch of a button. More modern ways to control your blinds include using a smartphone app, or smart home devices. Mobile apps allow you to operate your smart blinds wherever you are – even when you’re not at home! And some electric blinds can be connected to Amazon Alexa or Siri Homekit, allowing you to use voice commands to control your blinds. You might also want to think about pre-programmable options. These give you the ability to automate your blinds to open or close at set times of the day. If you have other smart devices in your home such as lighting, heating and security systems, you may also be able to integrate your blinds into the same system, depending on the manufacturer.

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Power

Choosing the right power option for your electric blinds is an important consideration. There are two options; battery-operated or hardwired. Battery-operated, or wireless, blinds are a great option if you want a cordless and flexible solution that doesn’t require an electrician. They are easy to install and maintain, and the batteries are long-lasting. Hardwired blinds, on the other hand, are connected to your home’s mains wiring and require professional installation. These are better for large, heavy blinds that require more energy.

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Concealment

If you want your electric blinds to be hidden from view when they are not in use, we have a few different electric blind concealment options for you to choose from. If you are undergoing renovation works, the most effective concealment option is to have a special blind pocket to be installed. This pocket enables the blind to roll away through a small slot and into the ceiling. Each pocket is custom made to fit your space precisely and we’ll work with electricians to make sure the power is in the correct place. The next best option is to have a recess built into your ceiling for the blinds to sit in. And if you can’t modify your existing ceiling, we can commission a smart colour-matched fascia to conceal the roller and brackets at the top of the window.

Sizing

When ordering electric blinds, it is important to make sure the sizing is correct, especially if you have non-standard sized windows. Here at The Electric Blind Company, all of our blinds are custom made to fit your exact requirement. Custom-made electric blinds provide a perfect fit, ensure maximum coverage and privacy, and enhance the overall aesthetic of your room. Whether you have large sliding doors or a small bedroom window, accurate measurements are essential. You may also need to consider whether you want one large blind to cover the whole window, or several smaller blinds. For example, if you are dressing bifold doors with four windows, you may choose to have a blind for each individual pane of glass, or to cover three of the panes with one large blind combined with one smaller blind to cover the master door.

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FIND OUT MORE

If you’d like to learn more about our customisation options for electric blinds, please get in touch with our friendly sales team: call 02381 290120 or email sales@theelectricblindcompany.co.uk.