Replace Blinds Throughout Your Home in Toronto

Replace Blinds Throughout Your Home in Toronto

Blinds are such an important everyday fixture in any home. If you’ve ever lived without blinds you probably did what everyone else without blinds does: found a substitute. We so crave control over the light levels in our environments that, without blinds, we quickly resort to sheets, blankets, curtains, and more. So, if your blinds aren’t doing their job, Domir Blinds wants to make it easy for you to replace them. Replace blinds throughout your home with Domir’s great selection in Toronto.

Privacy Blinds

The biggest reason people want blinds is to cover their windows and maintain privacy inside their homes. However, there’s a better solution for maintaining privacy than covering your window with a blanket. In fact, there’s a better solution than the cookie-cutter, aluminum blinds most modern houses are equipped with. Domir Blinds offers privacy blinds that look great while providing you sunlight and keeping out prying eyes.

Our best options for privacy blinds are roller screens and sheer vertical blinds. Both of these designs offer a sheer screen that allows filtered light in and views of outside. However, neither can be seen through the other direction. Therefore, your neighbors won’t be able to see inside your home.

UV Filtering Blinds

These same two blinds designs filter UV to protect you, you children, your pets, your plants, and even your fabrics. UV can cause sunburns and skin cancer, it can damage plants and stifle growth, and it can bleach out colored fabrics. Replace your blinds in your Toronto home and get your sunlight without all the problems incurred by UV rays. It’s easy when you rely on UV filtering blinds.

Blackout Blinds

Want your bedroom completely dark when you take your afternoon nap? Do you work the night shift and need to get sleep when the day is at its brightest? Blackout blinds are your new best friend. We offer blackout blinds in a number of forms. Most popular are our roller blackout shades and Magic Lite. 

Our roller blackout shades are simple, straightforward, and effective. Their thick, laminated layers prevent any light from coming through. Plus, roller blackout shades can be paired with side channels to prevent sunlight from sneaking in around the sides of your shade.

Magic Lite, on the other hand, is less simple. Instead of having one primary purpose (blocking out light), this design is adjustable. The broad, wooden slats can be adjusted to completely block out sunlight or to offer a room complete light exposure. The control is in your hands when using this sleek blinds design.

Motorized Blinds

If you have a lot of windows, save time on opening and closing the blinds each morning and evening by investing in motorized blinds. Any of our designs can be motorized upon order. We simply install the motor directly at the top, hidden by the fascia.

Motorized blinds can be controlled from an app on your smart device. Therefore, you can control your blinds from anywhere. Going on vacation and not sure if you put the front blinds down? Simply check the app and put them down from on the road.

Save Money by Ordering Domir

When you order from Domir Blinds, you save money! Because we’re the manufacturer, you can cut out the costs of overhead from department and hardware stores. Plus, you can save even more money by installing them yourself. Check out our handy DIY blinds installation guide to get started!

DIY Blinds Installation for Homeowners

DIY Blinds Installation for Homeowners

Just got yourself some nice new blinds? Now comes the hard part: DIY blinds installation. If you’re not sure where to begin, Domir Blinds is happy to help. Installing blinds actually isn’t that complicated. There are only a few steps. Once you have them down, you’ll be unstoppable. So, let’s get started!

Cut the Blinds to Fit

The first step is ensuring your blinds fit. Not every set of blinds will come in the correct length. This is especially true if ordering in bulk for a large space with many different window sizes. If you’re doing all of the work yourself, you’re going to want a table saw for cutting your blinds.

When cutting your blinds, be sure to remove length from both ends. Otherwise, you’ll end up with wonky blinds where each side is a different distance from the ladder cords. Measure the width of your window, subtract the width from the width of your blinds, then divide the remainder in 2. Remove that amount from each end.

When using a table saw on blinds, ensure the blinds are tightly closed and clamped shut. This will make them more like one solid object and ensure the cut is the same on each slat. You’ll also need to wear protective eye wear, as cutting plastic or aluminum blinds can lead to small pieces kicking up from the slats. Don’t rely on regular glasses to protect your eyes, as the gaps around the lenses are large enough for debris to pass through. Additionally, regular glasses can be damaged and scratched if hit with debris.

Note: not all blinds should be cut after manufacture. If you need custom sizes for blinds made of wood or fabric, order them to size.

Mark Attachment Points

Next up is marking out where your attachment points will go. Since most blinds are hung from brackets, get out your brackets and a measuring tape. If you’re mounting your blinds on the inside of the window frame, measure the correct distance from each edge, at the corner of the frame. Your blinds mounting kit should have additional instructions, specific to the brackets you’re using.

Attach Blinds

The next step of DIY blinds installation is attaching the blinds. When you’ve marked where the brackets should go, it’s time to attach them. Hold the brackets up to their desired position and mark where the hole sits. Then, remove the bracket from the wall and drill a pilot hole. This is where you’ll be screwing your bracket in.

After screwing your brackets in, lift your blinds up to them and hook the headrail into the brackets. With some rotation, you should hear them click into place. 

Test Them Out

Now that your blinds have been attached to the brackets, all that’s left is testing them out. Give them a whirl. If there seems to be a hitch in their function, you may need to check their instructions to ensure you haven’t missed any steps that are specific to the design.

If your blinds seem to be crooked, something has gone amiss with your bracket mounting. Remove the blinds and use your measuring tape and level to ensure the brackets are positioned correctly. If all else fails, give us a call and we can answer any product related questions you have.

Home Office Blinds for Students and Professionals

Home Office Blinds for Students and Professionals

Having a home office can be such a relief for working professionals and college students. However, that relief can quickly fade if your home office has the wrong blinds. Blinds make a huge difference in the effectiveness of a home office for a number of reasons. Let’s check out some of those reasons and which blinds are best for you.

Screen Glare

A big part of using a home office in the 21st century is using a computer. However, using a computer is easier said than done if you’ve got some big windows and lots of sunlight. Sunlight hitting a screen directly makes it impossible to see. Or, perhaps even worse, it makes it almost impossible to see and leaves you squinting and acquiring a tension headache.

Prevent all of that trouble by preventing screen glare. The blinds you use in your home office can put a stop to the glare and make using a computer comfortable and easy. Plus, they can do that without plunging your entire office into pitch darkness.

Using a blinds design like the Ninet will allow a lovely glow into your office from the sun outside. However, direct rays will be blocked entirely, along with harmful UV.

Light and Awakeness

It may be tempting to simply opt for blackout shades in your home office. However, as far as home office blinds go, it’s better to get some that don’t make the room dark. How dark a room can have a lot to do with how awake and focused you are. If you’re generally awake during the day and asleep at night, your brain associates darkness with sleep. The darker a room is, the more your brain is going to want to shut off for sleep. If you’re trying to get work done, that’s not really the goal, is it?

Another great home office blinds option that will prevent screen glare while allowing plenty of light in is roller screens. Roller screens filter sunlight, blocking UV and the harshness of direct sunlight while allowing the light in. They’re sleek and easy to keep clean. Plus, if you like your office to be completely in control, you’ll love side channels.

Side channels are mounted to the inside of the window frame. The edges of roller screens and shades rest in the slots of the side channels, preventing them from swinging back and forth. Plus, with the sides blocked off, no errant rays of sunlight can slip past the sides of your roller blinds.

The Best Home Office Blinds

As you can see, the Ninet and roller screens are great options for home office blinds. However, we don’t want to leave out another favorite: Magic Lite. Magic Lite blinds have the added bonus of looking amazing. They’re sleek, rather than cozy. If you prefer your home office to feel contemporary, these are the choice for you. Their design offers complete exposure control, and slats can be angled upward so direct light isn’t obscuring your computer screen.

No matter what blinds design you fall in love with, you can get it from Domir Blinds in Toronto. Call us today if you have questions. We’re happy to help!

The Right Blinds for a Baby’s Nursery

The Right Blinds for a Baby's Nursery

Having a baby means making a few adjustments in our homes. From the time they’re born to the time they can talk, we have to read between the lines to keep our babies safe and happy. One infant comfort that many people forget to consider is the light level in their nap space. Let’s take a peek at some of the important facts and discuss the right blinds for a baby’s nursery.

Light Levels and Circadian Rhythm

There’s a really important part of everyday functioning that a lot of people just don’t know about: circadian rhythm. This is our internal sense of night and day cycles. Have you ever noticed yourself getting sleepy as soon as the sun sets? If not, it may just be because your house is full of electric lights. Without the interference of technology, the human mind is incredible at deciphering the signs of night and reacting appropriately. For most people, that means getting tired.

What does this have to do with nursery blinds? Well, our circadian rhythms are developed in our infancy and childhood. If you had a very regular sleep pattern as a child, you probably have a much easier time falling asleep as an adult. If your bedtime was irregular and you liked to stay up late – regardless of what the adults in your life wanted – you may have developed a poor circadian rhythm, leading to insomnia and poor sleep quality as an adult.

When creating a healthy sleep environment for your baby, it’s important to consider light levels. Ensuring your nursery is outfitted with blinds that block out sunlight is vital. Your baby will then begin to associate a dark room with sleep time.

Fear of the Dark

Want to avoid your child bursting into tears each time they’re left in the dark a few years from now? Fear of the dark is seen frequently in children – and even adults – who were never left in complete darkness as infants. Getting your baby accustomed to complete darkness is vital for their development of coping skills in darkness. In their earliest months, keeping a dimly lit crib attachment nearby is good for allowing them to adjust. However, as they advance through their first year, you should turn the light down lower and eventually remove it. 

Rocking them to sleep with all the lights out is a good way to give them reassurance that they’re not alone or in danger. Then, slowly, let them fall asleep by themselves in the dark. Using blackout shades or blinds can help you remain consistent with this even at nap time when the sun is still out.

The Right Blinds for a Baby’s Nursery

In order to encourage proper sleep hygiene in your baby (sleeping with the lights out and at night) nap time should always come with a darkened room. Blackout shades are great for ensuring the sun stays outside during nap time. If you’re looking for something a bit more stylish, Magic Lite also provides blackout levels of darkness when completely closed. And, they look great while doing it.

Just give us a call at Domir Blinds if you have any questions about our blinds or how to order.

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