Easily forgotten but a critical part of any home renovation or makeover, window shades not only provides you with privacy, help control the amount of sunlight and UV rays that enter your home or office. And with proper control, shades will help preserve your floors, walls, furniture and fragile home décor. With the right choice of shades, you could benefit in functionality as well as enhance the aesthetics of your space.
Aside from the traditional and common options that you might be familiar with, here are 3 recommendations from Craft Axis we think you should consider as your next shading option.
1. Combi Blinds: Combination of All Things Good
Leading the window shade trend with two killer benefits of having air ventilation whilst having the option to control the amount of natural light into your space, it’s no wonder Combi blinds, also known as dual-shade blinds, are probably our most sellable option at Craft Axis.
Gone are the days when you had to literally ‘leave your blinds hanging’ half-way for partial shade from the sun and at the same time allow air circulation in your room. With the combination sheer and dim out polyester fabrics in this roller blind system, our customers find Combi blinds extremely durable, easy to clean and low maintenance.
An innovation from the traditional blind with improvements to cater to the modern home and office owners, we find the versatility of Combi blinds superior to most window treatments. Also, a huge plus to Combi blinds for its ability to convert a space instantly modern with its thick stripe design, stretching spaces and making any room seem larger than it truly is.
2. Customized Blinds: Personalization at its Best
“Oh I wish I could bring this picturesque scene from Mt Muji back home. I could stare at it all day!” Well, haven’t you heard? Yes, you can! Look to your windows and see your favourite city scape and scenery at the comfort of your own home and get transported out of your neighbourhood at once with Customized blinds. Best for apartments or HDBs with a less than desirable view, transform your window views to one of the talking points in your home.
For offices and commercial spaces, brand your roller blinds and impress your visitors with a logo backdrop, company vision, value statements, or even a simple greeting. We had a customer customize a pair of blinds that said “Don’t bring down the curtain on your client relationships. Keep it going!” and we thought it was brilliant way to creatively motivate his sales team!
Everyone deserves a little piece of customization in their own homes and offices, so get talking with the Craft Axis team to do just that for all your window treatment needs and elevate your space with a customized wallpaper to match!
3. Wooden Venetian Blinds: Shades of Nature
Walking into a cosy space which immediately allows you to let your guard down and be at ease – there is something about bringing in a slice of nature by using wood which evokes that feeling perfectly. We’ve come across many customers who love the idea of having wood elements in their home and office but are discouraged by the maintenance wood furniture requires, and we have just the solution.
Our Wooden Venetian Blinds are a stylish addition to any characteristic space, practical and easy to use, and most importantly, has very low level of maintenance. Cleaning involves simply wiping your wooden venetian blinds with a moist cloth or dust it with a duster to keep it dust-free.
In keeping the style align with your current furniture set, you will be able to find the specific wood grain pattern that complements with a wide selection of wooden venetian blinds for your selection at Craft Axis. If you would like to take a step further with the selection of your blind’s design, Craft Axis offers the option of decorative cloth tapes for more choice.
You can consider these horizontal beauties even in wet areas such as your bathroom and kitchen. We recommend Allswood Venetian Blinds – another option that will be suitable to withstand the ever-present high humidity in these trouble areas. These blinds are made of PVC and faux wood combination which enables them to be water repellent and have high-heat resilient qualities.
4. Motorized Curtains or Blinds: Integrated automation makes for a better life
You get home after a long day from work, kick your shoes off and sink into your favourite side of the sofa. You look out of your window and sees your neighbour from the next block staring back at you, invading your privacy. No, you don’t walk over to draw your curtains or shades. You sink deeper into your seat and let the remote control do the job for you! You might even give that neighbour a smirk or wave as your motorised curtains dramatically draws to a close.
Moving across an electric curtain track, motorized curtains shift smoothly without manual pulling which will result in wear and tear over time. Without cord for manual tugging, motorized blinds are the safest choice for children and pets.
At Craft Axis, you can choose from the premium range of Somfy motors from France. Their motors for blinds and curtains well-known to hold up to a high level of quality and their automatic systems under smooth control. With a warranty of 5 years for Somfy motors, you can rest assured that your window shades are both smart and lasting.
All the above featured window shade options could be motorized. Get convenience like no other – stay in your seat or bed and do the heavy lifting with a click of a button from across the room!
Remember, if you want your purchase to last a long time, it’s best to seek professional advise and installation from a company you can trust. Call us for an non obligatory appointment to view these shades and more at +65 6850 5035 or send us an enquiry at email@example.com!