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.

What Are the Best Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors?

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What Are the Best Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors?

Do you have some sliding glass doors that need covering? Domir Blinds is here to help. If you’ve never had to buy blinds for sliding glass doors before, you might be unsure of where to start. Therefore, we want to make that learning process easier for you. Here are some of the best blinds for sliding glass doors.

Individual Needs

The first thing to note about blinds for sliding glass doors is that the best choice really depends on someone’s individual needs. So, the first step in choosing is determining the most important things for your home: precision lighting control or comfort.

Precision lighting is the ability to control exactly how much sunlight exposure your room gets. Blinds that are more comfortable will be more in tune with sliding glass door movement and ease of use. If you like being able to choose complete darkness, complete exposure, or anywhere in-between, precision lighting is the best choice for you. If you’re more interested in quiet, privacy, and a soft appearance, comfort is more your style. Here are two types of blinds for sliding glass doors that fit neatly into these categories.

Magic Lite Blinds

Magic Lite blinds are the ideal choice for those looking for precision lighting control. They’re built with flat, overlapping slats. These slats are much wider and thicker than those in standard, metal blinds. When overlapping, they can bring your room to complete darkness. Or, if you want things to be a bit brighter, you can open the slats for complete exposure. 

This flexibility in lighting control isn’t the only thing that makes Magic Lite a great choice. Magic Lite blinds also offer a sense of minimalist design. The straight, flat slats, most popularly bought in white, look great with most interiors. They clean lines in the design look especially good in contemporary, minimalist, or sleek-styled homes. However, just because these styles are what Magic Lite matches best with, doesn’t mean it lacks the flexibility to go with other styles. Paired with more country or primitive styles, the Magic Lite can give off a shutter-like impression.

Sheer Vertical Blinds

If comfort is more your priority, sheer vertical blinds are the superior choice. These blinds have a similar design to curtains, but come with more control and privacy.

While curtains are typically made to block out most light when closed, or none when open, sheer vertical blinds are different. Sheer vertical blinds come in two layers of fabric. With both layers closed, the sun is completely blocked out. This effect is akin to that of blackout curtains. However, if you only want direct sunlight blocked out, simply pull open the thicker layer.

With the light-blocking layer of fabric pulled open, the sheer layer is left to filter direct sun while letting in plenty of light. This protects your home from UV rays, which prevents sun bleaching and damage to skin and plants.

The sheer layer also provides privacy. You can see outdoors, but those passing by outside will not be able to see in. This layer, even by itself, is superior to traditional curtains.

Give us a call at Domir Blinds if you have questions about blinds for sliding glass doors. We look forward to helping you find the perfect set of blinds for your sliding doors.

What Makes the Best Quality in Precision Blinds?

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What Makes the Best Quality in Precision Blinds?

If you’ve been living your whole life with the same, simple blinds, you might not realize what you’re missing out on. Blinds can be so much more than thin, metal slats or a honeycomb shade. They can provide precision light control. This might not seem like an important feature, but you would be surprised how it can improve your life. Here’s how precision blinds can help you and what makes them great.

Blinds at Home

If you spend a lot of time at home, like most people, you’ve probably come across something bothersome with your blinds on more than one occasion. Let us jog your memory. 

  • Ever want to watch TV and have to fight with a ray of sunlight? Closing the blinds may block out most direct sunlight, but it can’t keep sun from coming through those holes where the slats are strung up. 
  • If you’ve ever had to drape a blanket over your window, your blinds need to be replaced. You should never have to rely on alternative coverings – that’s what your blinds are for!
  • Ever have a hard time seeing your computer screen because the blinds didn’t block out enough light? Direct rays and brightness alone can make seeing your screen difficult.
  • Have you had blankets or clothes fade or get sun bleached because of the direct sunlight in your bedroom? This should be a non-issue if your blinds are doing their job.

We’ve built precision blinds to overcome all of these problems.

Blinds at Work

Blinds at work rarely bring up unique problems from those found in the home. However, screen visibility is even more vital in the workplace. If you’re the owner of an office, you owe your employees an environment that they can work in without interruption or hassle. 

If you have yourself a private office, you may not even know your employees are struggling with light interference. They may feel it’s too petty to bring up. Check in with your employees and ask them if they need more light control in their work environment. These blinds at work will not only improve your employees’ quality of life, it will help them be their most productive with ease.

Precision Blinds

We’ve designed precision blinds to allow complete light control. When you have precision blinds installed, you can easily go from complete exposure to complete darkness – even at midday!

The question is, what makes blinds “precision”? Is there some kind of fancy requirement that separates precision blinds from average ones? No! The answer is, the ability to completely control your light exposure is what makes them precision. The more you can control your lighting, the more quality your precision blinds.

If you want your blinds to do their job and control the lighting in your home or office, we have two recommendations for you.

  1. The Ninet is great for people with casual lighting needs who are more interested in regulation and light flow than in exposure extremes. Like standard blinds, we make The Ninet with metal slats. However, there is a sheer layer of fabric on either side, filtering out UV rays and allowing a more consistent flow of light. Plus, you maintain the control you have with regular, slatted blinds to block out most of it or let most of it in.
  2. Magic Lite, on the other hand, focuses on complete control of direct exposure. These blinds are made with wide, flat slates that will take you from a room filled with direct sunlight to complete darkness in the flick of a wrist.

When you’re ready to buy yourself precision blinds, give us a call at Domir Blinds and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Child Friendly Blinds for Your Home

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Child Friendly Blinds for Your Home

Tired of your kids pulling on the blinds and bending them? More worried about their safety around long, reachable cords? It’s time to get your home some child friendly blinds. Domir Blinds is the best source for child friendly blinds in Toronto and the GTA. Here’s what we have to offer for families like yours.

Covered Slats

To start, let’s look at the solutions to little hands that want to grab. It’s not uncommon for people’s metal, slatted blinds to get destroyed once they have a toddler in the house. After all, blinds look like something solid to hold onto, to the undiscerning eye. Plus, how is one to see outside without yanking the poor, abused slats out of the way? Children don’t realize the amount of damage they cause as they learn to understand the world around them. That’s why we have to surround them with furnishings that can withstand their torment.

One of the best ways to solve the slat-grabbing problem is to have blinds with no exposed slats. We have a few different types like this – most prominently, The Ninet. The Ninet is made of slats but also has two layers of sheer fabric, one on either side of the slats. This fabric covering not only offers privacy, it also deters little hands from getting a grip on the slats within.

Secured Cords

Next up, we need to talk about safety. Many blinds designs are not safe for small children. With long cords that reach to the floor, they pose a hazard of children getting wrapped up in them. While you can always hang excess cord length over the fascia, it’s easier and less prone to incident to buy child friendly blinds.

Once again, The Ninet is a great choice. These blinds come with a pulley cord that remains secured to the wall. This is much less likely to pose a risk to your child’s safety. Roller shades and screens also come with pulley cords. Not only are their cords safer, the shades and screens are also easy to clean and hard to damage. Therefore, if your child tries to see outside or play with the blinds, they’re not likely to do permanent harm.

Something More Sturdy

Want something more stylish and comfortable than roller screens or shades while still remaining sturdier than slatted blinds? Sheer vertical blinds are definitely worth considering. These blinds are comparable to curtains, though they run from floor to ceiling. These long, beautiful blinds come with two layers. One is a sheer screen, made to give you privacy in your home while still letting in light. The second layer blocks out light as well as the view. Sheer vertical blinds can be washed to keep them clean from dirty hands. They are also flexible, meaning no bent slats. There are no cords as they don’t need to be pulled up. It’s an all around win.

Buy Domir

When you’re ready to buy some new blinds for your home, give us a call. We look forward to helping with your order of some new, quality, child friendly blinds.

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