The cost of furnishing a conservatory can catch many people out, in fact it can often cost more than conservatory itself. Conservatory Blinds can be very expensive so it is important to know what choices are and what value a particular blind will bring. This article looks at most common types and discusses individual merits of each one.
Pleated blinds are argueably most attractive conservatory blind. They are available in a huge range of frabics and colours and have a modern elaborate look. They are a value alternative to pinoleum blinds and can be made with reflective material, which will help to maintain a more pleasing temperature. Typically, pleats come in 25mm width but are increasingly available in 20mm. Pleated blinds are very versatile and can be used in any style of conservatory. Made to measure pleated blinds are readily available.
Pinoleum blinds are most traditional type of conservatory blind. Pinoleum is name given to strips of thin wood which are woven together in different patterns. Roman or Rolled-up Pinoleum blinds are available. One of great advantages of pinoleum blinds is that they let in a diffused light between strips of wood. This gives them a great look. However, downside is that maintaining temperature is harder as heat comes in as well as light. This is obviously a problem is controlling temperature is major concern, in which case this type of blind is probably not right choice. Having said that it is possible to fix a reflective material to back of blind, but then pleasant light effect is lost which is one of major attribute of pinoleum blinds.