No fuss furnishings: the easiest blinds to maintain
When it comes to choosing new blinds, you should first consider the features you want from your window covering. There is a wide range of blind types available and working out where your priorities lie will help you come to the decision of which blind will best suit you and your home.
A common wish for homeowners is that the blind be easy to clean and maintain. Whether you just want to reduce cleaning time or you don’t have the ease of movement to frequently dust your blinds top to bottom, there are many reasons low maintenance blinds are useful. To help you choose the best blinds for your needs, in this article we’ll take a look at some of the easiest styles of blind to maintain.
Vertical blinds are a very low maintenance option of blind. The vertical slats prove beneficial when it comes to cleaning as their orientation discourages dust from accumulating. This means that general cleaning and maintenance of your vertical blind will be necessary a lot less frequently than, say, Venetian blinds.
Another benefit of vertical blinds is that slats can be removed individually, allowing you to remove and clean stains on fabric blinds purely on the affected section. If a stain is particularly stubborn and will not budge, you could even just replace the particular slat instead of the whole blind, saving you money.
Vertical blinds are available in a variety of colours and fabrics meaning they can look good in any room of the house. The most low-maintenance options will be aluminium or PVC vertical blinds as these materials are stain resistant.
The simplistic design of roller blinds helps them to be easily maintained. A flat sheet of fabric will not attract much dust meaning you can go quite a while before your blinds will need a once over with a feather duster. Even then, a roller blind is simple to clean as it has no strings, slats or small parts. A sweep with a duster across the top roll and bottom of the blind will likely do the job and is not time consuming at all.
Roller blinds are incredibly versatile when it comes to fabrics and style, making them ideal for rooms across the home. To deter dust as far as possible, select an anti-static material. For rooms where the blind is at risk of stains and splashes – i.e. the kitchen – a water resistant, wipeable fabric can be used for optimal convenience and ease of cleaning.
If you are looking for an easily cleaned blind which can be used in some of the trickier rooms of the house, then aluminium blinds are a great choice. These blinds are unaffected by humid or hot conditions meaning they can be freely used in bathrooms, conservatories or kitchens. The material is also stain resistant and, therefore, aluminium blinds are generally a long-lasting option.
When cleaning, you don’t need to worry about using particular products and methods – as you do with wooden blinds – meaning you can dust, vacuum and wash your aluminium blinds as you please.
Denton Blinds offer customers an excellent choice of window coverings, including easy to maintain styles such as vertical, roller and aluminium blinds. Our bespoke blind service and experienced installers will ensure your blinds fit perfectly into your home. We even offer personal consultations where we can help you select the ideal style and material of blind for your home. For more information, contact our friendly team today.