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Window roller blinds or vertical blinds in kitchen

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by Moist, 21st Jul, 2015.

  1. Moist

    Moist Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Any advice on what option to go with blinds in the kitchen? Either vertical blinds or roller blinds?

    Also would it matter so much if I put roller blinds in the kitchen and then vertical blinds in the dining and throughout?


    Cheers!
     
  2. Moist

    Moist Well-Known Member

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    Also I should add, I'm not looking to sell. My aim is to get a decent reval and then just rent long term. The property is in Bald Hills, QLD, which is a fairly affordable family area.....not exactly Logan though....
     
  3. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    Roller blind in kitchen easier to clean.
     
  4. Perp

    Perp Well-Known Member

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    Vertical blinds are totally outdated; I wouldn't put them in anywhere.
     
  5. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Whatever is cheaper at the time roller or roman blind.
     
  6. vtt

    vtt Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with @Perp - vertical blinds are very 1990s. Go with roller blinds everywhere, they are inexpensive and modern.

    vtt
     
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  7. sanj

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    Vertical blinds are horrible, I would never recommend them.
     
  8. SeafordSunshine

    SeafordSunshine Well-Known Member

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    Roller blinds need to be 'tied down' due to children playing with them. they need a little clip that doesn't let a loose bit become a noose.
    I hope this helps
     
  9. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    The only place I'd put vertical blinds in would be the skip :p:D.
     
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  10. JacM

    JacM VIC Buyer's Agent Business Member

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    272180_10150318935126159_3282068_o.jpg Never verticals. They are a dated look. Rollerblind or pvc venetian. Spotlight has a rollerblind made of plastic thus easy to clean. It has a vertical rib through it which doubles as a perforation so you can cut/rip to size. I bought one for about $25 during one of their sales and they pulled out a box of handles and I bought a bullring-style one for about a dollar. Yay !
     
  11. Reno Crazy

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    Please don't do verticals they are sooo dating. I can give you contact details of a made to measure guy in Melb that does a builder line, he can do double blinds with sheer and blockout they are better quality then spotlight, he can get them installed for $10 a blind. Otherwise Spotlight is fine, I've just start using this guy as I found that the quality is clearly better and helps in the overall appeal.
     
  12. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Do you even need a blind in the kitchen? I'd only put blinds in the kitchen or bathroom if the window was being overlooked ... otherwise leave it bare.

    And never ever never ever ever put in a cafe curtain - I can't remember how many of those that were the first thing I've ripped out.
     
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  13. Perp

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    Yes, a lot of people seem to assume that every window needs a window treatment. We've recently built a new PPOR with a lot of windows. Hubby was concerned about the cost of blinds for them all. I said "let's only put blinds in the bedrooms, and wait and see for the rest".

    One bathroom window we added a blind to, because it comes down to 900mm and overlooks the neighbour's garden.

    All the rest, he's never mentioned window treatments again.

    Yes, people in the adjacent park can see into our living room. So what? Does it really matter if people can see you eating dinner or watching TV?
     
  14. BuyersAgent

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    +1
     
  15. gman65

    gman65 Well-Known Member

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    I seem to be against the grain but think roller blinds look tacky and cheap.. the cheap thin venetians (and aluminium, shudder) definitely look crappy, but the thicker good quality ones can look good.

    For a rental though, roller! tenants will find a way to screw the venetians.