Accessible Blinds for High Windows

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Accessible Blinds for High Windows

It’s incredibly common for office buildings, clinics, and much more to have high windows in them. These let in lots of natural light and create a more attractive building. However, they pose a bit of a problem for anyone who wants the ability to block out unwanted sunlight. Installing blinds over them is one thing, but controlling those blinds is another. Domir Blinds has the perfect solution for those needing accessible blinds for high windows. Let’s check out what it is!

Motorized Blinds

If you’ve heard of motorized blinds before, this is probably a pretty obvious solution. However, tons of people struggle with high, inaccessible windows every day, and have no idea they could be motorized. Motorized blinds are just like any other blinds, but with one huge difference. At the top of the blinds, there’s a motorized mechanism, allowing you to control them from out of reach. 

Motorized blinds are the ideal solution for any high windows. If you find your office or other kind of interior flooded with direct sunlight as the sun rises or sets, these are a must-have.

Automated Blinds

Not only are motorized blinds able to be controlled indirectly, they can also be automated. If you have a specific time of day that you want your blinds to open or close, simply set them up to do so at those times. They’ll continue to open and close at those times unless told to do otherwise. This is convenient for stores that want privacy when closed, offices where the rising or setting sun can cause visibility issues, and anywhere with high windows.

Accessible from Anywhere

How exactly do you control motorized blinds? Is there a control panel that’s mounted on the wall? Or, perhaps there’s a remote that comes with them? Wrong on both accounts. Motorized blinds have evolved with the times and can be controlled from any smart device just by downloading an app.

This convenient ability to control your blinds from anywhere makes it possible to check if they’re opened or closed, even from far away. This kind of unrestricted access is especially useful for those with plants that need controlled daylight while you’re away. Or, if you’re the sole controller for a set of office blinds, you can adjust them at the request of others working at the office, even while you’re off the clock.

Convenience in Any Style

You may be wondering, what do motorized blinds look like? Surely they’re simplistic and utilitarian. Fortunately, this is not the case. Any of the blinds offered by Domir can be made motorized. Motorized blinds are made accessible by attaching the motor to any blind design. That means accessible blinds and stylish ones too.

If you’re interested in creating better accessibility for blinds on high windows, Domir is the place to call. Let us know if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help you get started or make an order.

Different Blinds Cord Types and What They’re Good For

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Different Blinds Cord Types and What They're Good For

Most people don’t put much thought into blinds cord types. They seem pretty unimportant, generally. However, each cord type has its benefits and drawbacks. Each one works better in a different environment. So, what’s the lowdown on blinds cord types?

Standard Pull Cord

The standard pull cord is something everyone is familiar with. These pull cords are thin and long, usually in bundles of 3 strings, and typically have a small plastic cone or bulb on the end.

The most prominent reason these cords are one of the most popular blinds cord types is because of how fast they are to use. You can pull the blinds up in under a second, and put them down just as fast. This makes them great for in-home use and use in offices.

Where standard pull cords fall short is in safety and appearance. If looking for a very neat appearance, a cord that hangs freely is not the ideal look. When the blinds are open, a standard pull cord can be so long that it drags on the floor. This is both unattractive and can become a tripping hazard. Not to mention, even when the blinds are closed and the cord is retracted, it’s still long enough for small children to play with, making it a strangling hazard.

All in all, these are very good for casual settings where small children won’t have access to them. To improve safety, they can be draped over the fascia or even braided to make them shorter.

Pulley Chain

Pulley chains are frequently seen on shades, screens, and honeycomb blinds. These little chains are the kind made up of little, round spheres and are typically attached to the wall. To use them, you simply pull on one side. One side will make the blinds go up, and the other will make the blinds go down.

These are common in settings that are meant to be clean and tidy in appearance. For instance, in a meeting room with window shades. The cord can also be allowed to hang freely, allowing some personalization, rather than anchored to the wall. However, this diminishes the clean, controlled appearance of them. 

Another benefit of this cord type is that it’s fairly safe for small children. While children may try to mess with them, if they’re anchored to the wall, there’s little they can do with them.

The downside to these pulley chains it that they’re much slower to use. They typically have more resistance than standard pull cords – a tradeoff for their tidiness. Another element that slows down their use is their proximity to the wall. Fitting your fingers between the chain and wall can be ever so slightly slower than a pull cord and is less comfortable.

Cordless Blinds

And, last but not least, we have cordless blinds. These can work one of two ways. There are manual, cordless blinds, which involve grabbing the bottom of a shade and pulling quickly. This movement unlocks a spring-loaded coil, allowing the shade or blinds to move upon their own. Then, they can be pulled back down, and will stay put when let go.

Secondly, there are motorized, cordless blinds. These don’t require any contact at all, and can be controlled from an app on  your phone. These are, no doubt, the cleanest, safest, and easiest blinds to use.

No matter what kind of blinds you’re after, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at Domir Blinds and we’ll ensure you leave with a set of blinds that make you happy.

How Grocery Stores Benefit from Print On Blinds

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How Grocery Stores Benefit from Print On Blinds

Have you ever noticed how large, chain grocery stores have these neat, vinyl advertisements on their front windows? These are usually pinned up with suction cups and say something about a sale or touts their low prices. These can be somewhat expensive, but there’s a cheaper and more multifunctional alternative. Smaller grocery businesses can benefit from print on blinds instead. Here are some of the cool perks to buying print on blinds for your grocery store.

Add a Touch of Professionalism

The first thing that makes print on blinds such a catch is the ability to add some professionalism to your store’s look. Many small grocery stores are short on space, and you can see that through the window. While it’s hard (and expensive) to change the size of your store, it’s not hard to make it appear neater from the outside. Prevent potential customers from seeing shelving or product stacks right in front of the window by giving them something attractive to look at instead.

Not to mention, any window can benefit from a clean design covering it. While it’s nice to get sunlight inside, there’s little you can gain from the view in. Apart from night time, when the interior lights are still on, no one will be able to see in from the outdoors. In that case, the sentiment that you can only hurt yourself comes true. Keep the dark, uncertain view of the interior from affecting potential customers’ opinion of your store. Instead, offer them something solid in the form of a print design. What can you offer with a print design? Let’s take a look.

Spread Your Brand

The first thing you should consider including on your print on blinds is your brand. If you’re not well known to most locals, presenting a memorable logo and the name of your store is the first step to changing that. If you are well known to the locals, it never hurts to reinforce a positive impression with them. People are far more likely to try out a new grocery store if they have some impression of its brand. Take the first step in providing that impression by displaying that brand in your windows.

Share Great Deals

Aside from your logo, grocery stores benefit from print on blinds by using them to display great deals being offered there. If your store gets a lot of foot traffic because it’s beside a gas station, you may sell a lot of cold drinks. Make a small discount for buying more than one and have an eye-catching design that says as much. Your sales just went up! This strategy can be applied to any kind of product. Find what you sell the most and use people’s interest to your advantage.

Grocery Store Blinds Are Functional

While print on blinds are a fantastic way to add flavor to your exterior grocery store design, we can’t forget their original function. Grocery stores benefit from print on blinds in their base function as well. Block unwanted sunlight from inside the store and allow a gentle glow instead. Use side channels to keep any pesky rays from slipping through near dusk. Plus, blinds improve insulation, which keeps your store temperature more stable in the hot and cold seasons.

When you’re ready to make a small investment in print on blinds, we’re ready and waiting. Call us at Domir Blinds and get more information on our products and how to order.

Sheer Blinds for Glass Office Dividers

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Sheer Blinds for Glass Office Dividers

If you run an office with a lot of glass dividers, you may have run into some problems. These kinds of glass dividers are commonly put between individual offices to allow the space to feel larger. However, what was meant to be innovative and allow light to flow can actually come with a low of downsides. Not sure what I mean? Let’s look deeper.

Office Space Distraction

The first issue with glass dividers and walls is their proclivity to invite distraction. Being able to see outside of your office can allow for some great views, can make it seem less intimidating to others, and can allow in more light. However, it also exposes you to everyone walking by, people dropping things, people chatting nearby, and more. It’s an easy way to lead to distractibility. Even if you’re not the most distractible person in the office, every glance up – a natural reaction from anyone when there’s a sudden movement nearby – is a break from concentration. Tired of feeling like you’re being interrupted by people just going about their day? It can be solved with blinds for glass office dividers.

The Importance of Privacy

The other reason blinds for glass office dividers can be life saving is because of how important privacy is. Glass office dividers and walls don’t allow for any privacy within the office. Whether you’re sensitive to criticism, have anxiety, or just plain like to be alone, having privacy matters. An office with glass walls may allow lightflow, but it also turns your office into something of an exhibit. 

How Blinds Help

By putting up blinds, you can cut out distractions and discomfort from your daily work life. Blinds for glass office dividers allow you to take back your personal space and take control of your concentration again. Plus, if you’re in charge and have many employees with offices like this, adding blinds to their offices will improve production and give them more autonomy over how much privacy they have. Any office worker would be grateful for that.

Blinds for Glass Office Dividers

What blinds are good for this kind of use? Old-fashioned, metal blinds with slats look unattractive, dated, and are prone to bending, which only makes them look worse. The solution is ordering something more up-to-date, like sheer vertical blinds. While Domir has a lot of blinds to offer, many of which would work just fine, we feel sheer vertical blinds are the best choice for glass office walls.

Sheer vertical blinds are similar in appearance to curtains – looking classy and comfortable – but have more functionality than curtains. They’re long, which means they can be used floor to ceiling. Furthermore, they come in two layers. The first layer completely blocks out the view and light, which is great for someone who wants to feel alone and avoid distraction. Pull back that layer and there’s a second one. The second layer is sheer, allowing light in while creating a one-way viewing effect. This will allow privacy and light flow while giving employees the ability to see out. This is great if you’re looking to make the office space feel a little bigger.

If you want to buy blinds for a large space, such as a commercial office, remember: order from Domir. Because we’re the manufacturer, you save money from ordering straight from us. Ordering directly cuts out middleman profits and gives you the opportunity to save up to 50% on orders over $500. Give us a call if you have questions about our products or how to order.

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