Different window treatments: which one to choose?
The choice between different window treatments such as curtains, blind and roll-ups has never been easy because, as well as the aesthetic components, you need to take into account all the structural implications.
The reality is that curtains or blinds are not just an accessory but also a furnishing element that provides solar shielding as well as thermal and acoustic isolation.
For this reason, before taking any decisions, it’s useful to know what the market offers.
In a few words, you need to ask yourself “How many types of window treatments are available in the market?”.
In this article, we want to list the most popular options today hoping to help you in the process.
Let’s start with a classic and one of the easiest, most economical solutions available: fabric curtains.
As you can imagine we are referring to traditional curtains that we use in different rooms of our houses and that we generally want to match with the style of the decor used for the rest of furniture.
Light, heavier, filtering, darkening, drapes, aprons, grommet, and eyelet – fabrics blinds are an evergreen solution that will never go out of fashion.
Roll-ups blind represents a more contemporary solution, very easy and practical for everyday use.
Thanks to their little encumbrance, roll-ups blinds are perfect for spaces of small dimensions such bathrooms but also for windows that need to be regularly open.
One example for this could be a space like a kitchen.
An additional element to consider when it comes the roll-ups is the role that they play in terms of thermal insulation of your home.
Roll-ups are the most efficient solution from an energy saving point of view and in terms of the reduction of heat coming from the exterior.
As for roll-ups blinds, sheer curtains have the great advantage of their little encumbrance as well as being very easy to install.
Sheer curtains are installed on a simple extendable rod, that allows them to fit any window.
Thanks to this straightforward and practical system, changing curtains to clean your window is effortless which makes them very suitable for a bathroom or a kitchen.
The Venetian blind is a classic furnishing accessory in Italy, perfect for both interiors and exteriors – with the appropriate difference of course.
Compared to the past, when Venetian blinds were used mainly on balconies and were painted primarily in green, today the quality and the aesthetics of the product have highly increased.
Starting from aluminum Venetian blinds, very suitable for offices and other more modern spaces, passing through wooden Venetian blinds, perfect to give warmth and classic and rustic style, you can be really spoiled for choices.
Another very modern solution for your house can be panel blinds. Panel blinds are made of vertical panels connected to each other in sequence and hanged on a rail fixed on the ceiling.
Thanks to their structure, they can be managed very easily and be regulated as you prefer, grouping all the panels on a side or both.
Blinds internal to the double glazing
Let’s take a look at the most innovative and technologically advanced now: blinds internal to double glazing.
Imagine a situation where you don’t have to worry anymore about problems such as the gathering of dust, hindrance (especially when kids are around) encumbrance and all the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance.
It would be nice, right?
Well, with blinds internal to the double glazing you can achieve all this, with the additional advantage of improving the aesthetics of your house, thanks to a new, unique and original solution.
As the name suggests, when talking about blinds for internal to double glazing we refer to blinds to be fitted inside the double glazing, in the cavity between the two glasses that made the window frame.
By being sealed, they are not subject to atmospheric agents or dust, they provide safety, and they offer a good mix of thermal insulation and privacy thanks to their manual or automatic regulation.
Do you want to know more? Check out our section dedicated to the Crystal Line, the line of blinds for internal double glazing produced by Sunbell.
As you can see, the choice of blinds and curtains is vast and varied essentially because there are many models available on the market.
Which one to choose?
Well, it very much depends on the budget, on your needs and on your personal taste and style.
Make sure you think your choice through and don’t hesitate to contact us if you need more information.