Venetian blinds have well and truly earned their place in history.
These ingeniously devised window blinds have been popular since the middle of the 1700s when the first patents for these suspended-slat blinds were registered.
Angling the horizontal slats to allow just the right amount of light in, has helped create some classic photographs and iconic movie scenes. But it’s not only control over light that makes Venetian blinds incomparable, they also give you privacy when you need it.
The Empire State Building, and Radio City in the Rockefeller Center, both in New York, went with Venetian blinds. Testament to the durable nature of the Venetian mechanisms, no amount of twiddling the blinds by all those office types caused buyer remorse. Sales of Venetian blinds remain strong all over the world.
The horizontal slats are made from timber, metal and plastic and they are suspended by tapes and cords.
The only significant user advice needed when it comes to their easy operation, is to keep very young children away from the cords. Getting entangled so, a small child can come to grief with the risk of strangulation being a serious consideration.
The design of Venetian blinds has remained pretty much the same over the years. There has been no real call to reinvent the wheel.
The innovations have come in the way of cleaning wands for the slats, which inevitably gather dust over time.
One other stroke of genius has emerged, and that is the insertion of the Venetian blind between the two layers of double-glazing. Genius? No fouling of the mechanism and no dust to clean. You be the judge!
Many of our customers at Bay Blinds & Doors find Venetians a perfect fit. We can install them to small or large windows, neatly finished with a tidy pelmet over the width.
Our Venetian blinds are available in timber, or timber look. Timber look Venetians have high moisture tolerance, so they are ideal for wet areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Get in touch today. We'll arrange a free measure and quote. When you're happy to proceed, we'll have your new Venetians installed without fuss.