Outdoor blinds for entertaining
Outdoor blinds for an entertaining area are a bit different than just your everyday outdoor blinds or awnings, as they are specifically designed for adding shade to the space, or enclosing a patio or alfresco, rather than just being there to help reduce the incoming light into your home.
Here are some of the best blinds to choose for your entertaining area!
If you have a patio or alfresco area that you’re looking to enclose, Windmaster blinds are a great option for you to consider. Windmaster blinds are the outdoor equivalent of Roller blinds as they create a barrier between your patio area and the elements, through a fabric that it remains taut. These blinds are waterproof and wind-resistant, making them a very versatile outdoor blind to consider for your entertaining area.
As a more recent addition to the Half Price Blinds online product range, Windmaster blinds are well-suited to commercial and residential properties where strong winds are often an issue. So, if you live in Perth (one of the windiest cities in the world), these Perth-designed blinds may be exactly what you need.
Windmaster blinds are designed to be incredibly sturdy. With features such as heavy-duty base rails, channels, and locks, this ensures fabric movement and noise are kept to a minimum. Plus, the tightly woven outdoor sunscreen fabric is effective in reducing heat, providing shade, and reducing the impact of UV rays on our skin as well as lessening the amount your furniture fades from direct and constant sunlight. Other than sunscreen fabric options, Windmaster blinds are also available in a clear or tinted PVC, giving you the freedom to decide on the level of blockout and privacy you’d like for your space!
Folding Arm Awnings (Retractable awnings)
If you’re wanting to create a more shaded area that extends from your roof, Folding Arm awnings (also known as Retractable awnings) are for you. These awnings can extend up to 3 metres, giving your outdoor entertaining area more shade. If you only have a small space and don’t want constant shade, Retractable awnings give you the flexibility to only have the shade when you need it. These awnings are also great if you have an outdoor pool you want to add some shade to, or to add shade to a play area for kids.
Having the ability to fold these blinds away helps to extend their life as they are not constantly exposed to UV rays fading the fabric, and they can be safely stored when there are strong winds or rain in your area.
Folding Arm awnings are available in a wide range of colours as well as two fabric options. Depending on your needs, choose from either blockout or sunscreen fabric. Sunscreen fabric is perfect for allowing plenty of light to shine through, while filtering out the harsh UV rays on your skin.
While shutters aren’t technically considered a “blind”, they are still an option to install in your outdoor entertaining area. Just like Windmaster blinds, outdoor shutters are a premium window treatment and a great choice for your home.
If you're looking to create a sense of luxury in your outdoor space, shutters are the way to go. These window treatments can offer complete privacy, and total light control, however they aren't as effective at blocking the elements as some other outdoor styles, like Windmaster blinds. Outdoor shutters are best suited to entertaining areas that already have a protective barrier, such as a partially enclosed patio or deck.
To operate, simply rotate the shutter louvres. With the louvres completely open, you can enjoy an increased amount of sunlight and airflow. On the other hand, you can close the louvres to create a private and sheltered outdoor room. As a bonus, our outdoor shutters are also high-tech powder coated, this makes them water-resistant, low-maintenance and extremely durable!
Measuring for your outdoor blinds
Installing DIY outdoor blinds might seem daunting at first, but thanks to our handy measuring and installation guides, you’ll have your outdoor blinds up in no time!
There are two types of “fits” you can choose from when you’re installing new blinds. These are, a recess fit and a reveal or face fit.
A recess fit when you fit your DIY blinds into the space allocated for window coverings. A reveal fit is typically used more as a design element and is where the covering fits outside of the designated space.
Measuring for Folding Arm awnings
Measuring for outdoor shutters
Shutters can be a challenging window covering to measure correctly, so it’s important to follow the instructions so you get the right size! Follow our measuring guide to get the right size outdoor shutters for your home.
Measuring for Windmaster blinds
When you’re measuring for your new Windmaster patio blinds, we recommend choosing a recess fit. This makes sure that your blinds will fit nicely between your pillars or support structures. To learn more about how to measure your area for Windmaster blinds, head to the guide on our website.
Motorised outdoor blinds
For the ultimate convenience for your outdoor area, try motorised blinds! Motorised blinds connect to a smart hub device in your home and can connect to 20 sets of blinds at once. You can then control your blinds using an external device, such as your smartphone or a smart home device like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa.
Interested in outdoor blinds for your entertaining area? Why not get in touch! You can reach us via Facebook or by calling my Australian customer support team on 1300 699 041. They'll beat any competing in-store or online blinds quote you may have by a huge 10 percent!
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