One of the joys of the internet is the ability to buy products on-line which previously required long treks through shops on aching feet, and sometimes unhelpful sales assistants. Anyone in the market for Roller Blinds for their home or business has now but to find a suitable web site, follow the instructions, pay on-line and wait for delivery.
Blinds are one of the furnishings that have been around since the earliest days of civilization, and in fact, the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs had blinds made of reeds. In the 1800s, the most inexpensive types of blinds were home-made roller blinds made of cloth.
Fortunately for us, civilization has moved on and only the most dedicated do-it-yourself expressionist would bother to make their own roller blinds, especially when it’s so easy to buy them on-line. Rather than having to travel from one retail outlet to another, comparing products, prices and service, an on-line retail outlet allows the consumer the luxury of making those comparisons from the home.
There are a couple of tricks to buying on line to make sure that when the blinds are delivered, they fit the window properly, and that the colour matches the decor.
Trick No. 1:
Choose a supplier that provides advice on their website on how to correctly measure the window. There are all kinds of window frames these days, from the standard aluminium slider to angular bay windows right through to luxury panoramic styles. Buying on-line does put the onus on the customer to choose a blind that is firstly, suitable for the window, and secondly, the correct size.
Trick No. 2:
While most on-line suppliers display their product’s colours on their websites, there are considerable variations in the way these colours display on individual computer screens. The only way to be certain that the colours chosen on-line will be the same when the product is delivered is to buy from a supplier that will send colour samples through the mail. Consumers can actually handle the colour swatches, feel the texture and place them against their walls and furnishings to make sure they match.
Modern roller and Vertical Blinds provide privacy, are easy to clean, and are available in all types of fabric, including UV protection and block-out options, and are only as far away as the internet.