Classroom Blinds for University Classrooms

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Classroom Blinds for University Classrooms

University classrooms have a very important purpose: providing the optimal space for our country’s students to get further educated. These students will be future doctors, researchers, writers, architects, and so much more. That makes these learning environments and their comfort much more important than many people realize. So, let’s talk about how classroom blinds join the equation and how important they really are to university education

Laptop Friendly

The first thing we have to talk about is how classroom blinds make a space laptop friendly. In this technological age, laptops are a must-have for university. They allow us to take quicker notes, stay better organized, store class projects and papers, and also access digital school material. That is to say, most students can’t get by without one.

However, have you ever gone to a cafe in the morning to do some work on a laptop? If you have, you’ll know that windows aren’t always laptop friendly. Without blinds, sunlight will come right in and make your screen nigh unreadable. This kind of inconvenience can be overcome in a coffee shop by moving to a back corner or taking your coffee to go. However, you can’t always change seats in class and there is no “to go” lecture if you’re not taking online classes.

Bearing all that in mind, being able to make a room dark and laptop friendly is a necessity. The entire room may not need the same level of darkness, but some windows simply get too much sun. Because standard, slatted blinds do a poor job of blocking out all rays of sun, having some roller blackout shades on the side of the class where sun is getting in can be a life saver.

Presentations

Not only are laptops pretty useless with light shining on them, so are projector screens. University classrooms use projectors all the time. They make it easy to share what’s on laptop screens. That makes them ideal for when teachers want to display a slideshow or movie for the whole class. Plus, they’re also used for student presentations.

Because projectors use light to cast their images on a screen, any sunlight can interrupt that. That makes roller blackout shades a huge asset for rooms that use projectors as well. Roller blackout shades can even be optimized by using side channels. These channels are mounted on the sides of a window frame and hold shade edges in place. Due to the overlap between channel and shade, no light can come in around the blinds. Plus, the channels really do add that extra level of sleek.

Buying Blinds in Bulk

A lot of university classrooms equals a lot of classroom blinds. Don’t buy appropriate classroom blinds for one class and leave the others to struggle. Instead, outfit the entire university with blinds that help facilitate the education of our students.

When you buy more then $500 worth of blinds from Domir Blinds, you can get up to 50% off your order. Because we’re the manufacturer, you don’t have to pay those overhead prices that you get at hardware or outlet stores. Give us a call today if you would like assistance making your order. We look forward to hearing from you.

How to Keep Daylight from Obscuring the TV Screen

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How to Keep Daylight from Obscuring the TV Screen

Tired of your TV screen becoming impossible to see due to a nearby window? Are you on the verge of rearranging the entire living room to compensate for the lack of an adequate window covering? Don’t start moving the entertainment center just yet! There might just be an easier solution. Here’s how you can keep daylight from obscuring the TV screen.

Cheap Curtains and Blinds

The first thing you might be wondering is, “How are blinds going to help me? I already have blinds and they don’t block the sunlight.” Or, you may be thinking the same thing, but with curtains. The fact is, most curtains and blinds are just not very good at blocking light. The reason is that most curtains and blinds are cheap and ineffective. Their only merit is providing privacy. The trick is to buy yourself some decent blinds that offer a higher degree of lighting control.

What Makes Decent Blinds

The difference between standard blinds and good ones isn’t something you might notice at first glance. Decent blinds don’t have to be gold plated or electronic to get the job done right. All you need is a set of blinds with a quality design that allows lighting control.

Lighting control is how much you can change the room from complete exposure to complete blackout, using the control mechanism provided – like a cord. Standard blinds don’t allow for very much lighting control. They offer close to complete exposure and then a slightly dimmed exposure. That’s not nearly adequate for most people – especially not those with windows near their TV.

Buy Something Affordable

Something effective and decent sounds really nice for keeping daylight from obscuring the TV screen, but it must be expensive, right? Not necessarily! Blinds come in all shapes, sizes, and complexities. That means, there’s a simple and affordable solution for you.

One of the cheaper solutions for this kind of setting is a roller blackout shade. These shades are the kind you might have seen in a high school classroom. They’re wide, flat, and can be pulled down to cover the entire window. With no slats, there’s no place for light to sneak in but at the sides. And, that’s where side channels come in.

Side channels are tracks that are attached to the inside of the window frame. The edges of the roller shade sit inside the tracks, which means there are no gaps at all between the shade and frame. If you’re looking for the perfect TV room, this is all you need. Plus, when you’re done with the TV, you can open the shade again and let in all the sunlight you want.

Get Something Attractive

If simplicity isn’t the way for you, get something more attractive instead. There are plenty of options that allow even more flexible light control than window shades and provide just as effective blackout. What you need is something like the Magic Lite. The Magic Lite has flat slats that lie flush against each other. They’re wide and cover the entire window. That means you can block sunlight from obscuring the TV screen entirely.

When you’re ready to talk about making an order, give us a call at Domir Blinds. We love helping customers find the right fit for them, and it’s high time you had your turn.

Nursery Blinds That Help with Daytime Naps

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Nursery Blinds That Help with Daytime Naps

Having a baby at home can be a real challenge, especially if you have inefficient, standard blinds. Standard blinds pose all kinds of hazards to toddlers, but how about their effect during infancy? Let’s take a moment to talk about how nursery blinds can affect a baby’s ability to nap during the day and how Domir can help.

Circadian Rhythm

Have you ever heard of circadian rhythm? That’s the name of your notorious ‘internal clock.’ Your circadian rhythm is what makes you sleepy when the sun goes down and what wakes you up when it rises. Not everyone has a circadian rhythm that does that, as the circadian rhythm is actually pretty easy to mess up.

One thing that can mess up the circadian rhythm is sleeping with the lights on or doing wakeful activities in the dark. Your brain begins associating these light levels with the activity taking place and then doesn’t go into the proper wake or sleep mode when the lighting changes.

Because of this, it’s important that, growing up, children are given a consistent difference between nighttime and daytime lighting. This helps them develop a strong circadian rhythm, allowing them better sleep and a more easily-adhered-to schedule. 

Standard Blinds

Because standard blinds are not made with good lighting control in mind, they let in a lot of light during the day. Therefore, if you put your infant down for a nap in the middle of the day, the room is going to be fairly illuminated. This can disrupt the newly-developing rhythm your baby is acquiring and lead to trouble sleeping at night, fear of the dark, and sleep pattern issues in the years to come.

By choosing nursery blinds that allow precision light control, you can completely darken the nursery before putting your infant down for a nap. Of course, some dull lights on a mobile or crib attachment won’t cause any issues and will allow them the ability to see their surroundings a bit more. However, the bright light of day, signaling awake-time, will be kept at bay. Domir has many options for blinds that can achieve this. Let’s see what some of those options are.

Precision Light Control

There are many styles of blinds that are able to black out a room during the day. Here are the ones you can find at Domir Blinds.

Shades

Roller shades are simple. They’re the kind of blinds you see in classrooms – solid sheets of material that roll up at the top. These are just as great as nursery blinds. When pulled down, they cover the window seamlessly, except for at their sides. If you’re aiming for complete darkness, side channels, which attach to the window frame, will get rid of any gaps where light could sneak through.

Magic Lite

Magic Lite is a chic and attractive design. This design is made with wide, completely overlapping slats. These slats, when controlled, can open completely to allow complete exposure. Or, if desired, can overlap completely to block all light from entering the room.

Shop Domir

When you shop Domir Blinds, you’re buying directly from the manufacturer. That means you cut out the middleman costs added on by distributors. Instead of paying more to give outlet stores a profit, put in your order to Domir today. We look forward to assisting you in improving the quality and comfort of your home’s lighting.

How to Avoid Sun-Bleaching with Quality Blinds

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How to Avoid Sun-Bleaching with Quality Blinds

Most people have had the misfortune of dealing with sun-bleaching at one point or another. Perhaps you left some clothes on a surface near a window for a little while. Or, maybe the bed in your guest room gets sun on it in the mornings and you noticed streaks of sun damage after a while of disuse. No matter what unfortunate piece of fabric has been sun-bleached in your home, Domir Blinds is here to help. Here’s how to avoid sun-bleaching in your home with quality blinds!

What is Sun-Bleaching?

You might not have thought about sun-bleaching on a deeper level before – most people haven’t. But, when it comes down to it, what is it that’s really causing sun-bleaching? As it turns out, like most other damage that the sun causes, the source for sun-bleaching is UV rays.

When UV rays hit a piece of fabric, they actually have a small chemical reaction with the dyes of the fabric. Over time, the dyes break down, causing the fabric to lighten in color. This is why, even if the whole room is illuminated, you’ll only get streaks of sun-bleaching where the sunlight was hitting directly.

Block Out the Sun

The most obvious solution to this kind of damage is blocking out the sun. After all, if you don’t have any sunlight in a room, you can’t get sun damage. For the more utilitarian homes, roller blackout shades might be the perfect solution. However, these aren’t the most attractive choice. 

For those of us who prefer our home to have some decorum, a more attractive, blackout blind is a better choice. For this, we highly recommend Magic Lite. The Magic Lite is made to be versatile. It can offer full exposure or complete blackout, depending on your needs. Its overlapping slats can give you whatever kind of exposure you need – even if that’s none at all.

Block Out the UV

If we’re being honest, most of us don’t prefer the room to be completely devoid of sunlight. The question then becomes how to avoid sun-bleaching without blocking out the sun. The answer is simple: block out just the UV.

Blocking out UV while letting in the sunshine is easier than you might expect. You simply need to filter the light. That’s right – you can filter the light. While light may seem like nothing to us, it’s a lot more than nothing if you look closely. Of course, seeing the UV particles isn’t necessary to get rid of them. It’s as easy as installing blinds that filter light.

A great example of quality blinds that filter out UV is The Ninet. This simplistic and gorgeous blinds design is a combination of traditional, slatted blinds and a sheer covering. The slatted blinds, placed between two sheer layers, are there for light control. The sheer layers provide privacy and filter out UV rays. This allows a room to be filled with sunlight without risking damage to fabrics within.

Order Domir

If you’re in the market for quality new blinds in Toronto, your best bet is ordering from Domir Blinds. Because we’re the manufacturer, we offer a better price and better deals than distributors. Give us a call if you have questions about our products or would like help placing an order. We look forward to assisting you!

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