The 2019 Pantone colour of the year will put some much needed sunshine into our lives, the warmth and vibrance of the colour is perhaps too much for painting on all the walls but absolutely perfect for windows. With the sun shining through we can all see the world in a more positive light.
So you have decided to splash out on a wet room or a dedicated shower room and have all the latest up-to-the minute equipment, but what to do with the windows. Steam will tend to turn into condensation when it hits cold glass, so you’ll need proper ventilation and standard, run-of-the mill products for the window are out of the question. Waterproof blinds are the next essential to consider, protecting your modesty but also able to handle the damp environment.
Treated wood shutters or metal Venetians are clearly waterproof. Bathroom venetian blinds can offer a great solution as they can be made in a whole range of window treatments, such as waterproof or able to angle for privacy in wood or metal. Faux wood blinds are very durable in these spaces and the slats can come in various sizes as do the tapes. Narrower slats give lots of privacy even when open but larger blades can seem contemporary and allow a lot of visibility when you want to let the sun shine in. Price from £135.
Shutters gives a room an air of sophistication and white ones make the room bright and light. Plain wood ones will give the room a Scandinavian ‘sauna feel’ Luxaflex Faux wood shutters are ideal for a wet environment as they will not rot or go mouldy. Price from £268 per sq. meter.
But fabric designs are possible too – look for a special coating such as Dustblock®. Blinds are also useful for locking in heat on chilly winter mornings. When considering temperature or browsing neat radiators for bathrooms, remember that energy-saving blinds prevent the up to 50% of the heat escaping, so look for window coverings such as Luxaflex Duette that incorporates Architella to increase your energy efficiency. Price from £179.
As the colour of leaves change to yellows, reds and browns to signal the arrival of autumn, if you haven’t done so already, you’ll be putting the heating on when you come in from work & “just to take the chill off the room” at weekends! Luxaflex® Duette® Shades will help keep your home warm in the winter. Its unique honeycomb construction helps reduce heat loss by 46%, helping to save on expensive energy bills.
The original Duette® Shades are as beautifully stylish as they are energy efficient – enjoy stunning designs and colours with a unique honeycomb structure, giving still-air layers that work like an insulating blanket helping insulate rooms in the winter by reducing heat loss, and keeping rooms cooler in the summer.
Luxaflex® products help conserve energy at the window in three important ways:
In winter months, your home heating escapes to the outdoors through your windows while in the summertime, the outside heat flows into your home through these same windows. With window treatments that provide insulation, such as the Duette® Shades, you can reduce energy consumption, save on heating and cooling costs, and create a more comfortable atmosphere.trustopt.com
Solar Heat Control
The warmth provided by the sun, its solar energy, may be desirable during the winter to help heat your home, but in the summer, it can make a room overly hot and uncomfortable—driving up air conditioning costs. Many Luxaflex® window treatments help to control solar heat by allowing it into your home in the winter and minimizing the amount that comes in during the summer.
Day lighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than artificial light. By drawing natural light into a room many of Luxaflex® window treatments reduce the need for other types of lighting, thereby reducing your energy use.