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The ultimate external screening solution

The ultimate external screening solution
Ziptrak® outdoor blinds provide the ultimate external screening solution for any outdoor area or window by perfectly connecting your indoor and outdoor spaces for true inside-out living all year ’round.

Specially designed for alfresco entertaining areas such as pergolas, verandahs and balconies, Ziptrak® offers the privacy and protection from the sun, wind, rain and insects all year round.

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Maximise the winter sun

Maximise the winter sun
Poor window cover choices can cost home owners in excess of $250 every winter, while putting additional pressure on our environment.

Home owners tend to think more about keeping warm with electric heating along with insulation in the ceiling, rather than looking at the more obvious choice of window coverings.

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Smart Homes for savvy homeowners

Smart Homes for savvy homeowners
Smart homes are definitely the talk of the town right now, and they aren’t referring to the IQ of the residents!

Smart homes make the most of technology to remotely and intuitively control the living environment, to not only ensure life is comfortable but to also potentially save money. While a lot of new homes have a few smart-devices integrated, there are lots of options to upgrade established homes too.

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Lifetime peace of mind

Lifetime peace of mind
While we ponder whether someone will soon discover the ultimate fountain of youth, or maybe a way to stop time, to catch up or make changes, life just keeps on whizzing by.

Trends come and go, styles fade in and out of fashion and life keeps moving. But, amid the doom and gloom comes a shining light of hope from The Blind Factory – a Lifetime Guarantee.

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Pantone Ultra-violet, yes or no?

Pantone Ultra-violet, yes or no?
Did you know that the official colour of the year in the interior styling world is ultra-violet?

Each year,Pantone, the authority on colour and provides a colour matching and referencing palette for use in design and styling, announce the colour trend for the following 12 months, based on a combination of analysis and research (so they report!).

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Getting your home ready for sale

Getting your home ready for sale
When you make the decision to sell your home, your real estate agent will tell you to prepare it for sale, because even the attention to smallest detail can result in extra thousands in your pocket.

But, they don’t mean a total renovation, more like a refresh! Here are our 5 tips to sprucing up your home to catch the eye of prospective buyers.

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Security doors and windows to keep intruders out

Security doors and windows to keep intruders out
There’s nothing better than the natural cooling breeze through your home on a hot summer’s day or night – it definitely beats having to rely completely on your cooling appliances.

But, in addition to the welcome breeze, we are also inviting in some unwanted pests! Firstly, the iconic Aussie blow fly and the evening buzzing mozzie can invade the comfort of your home. More importantly, burglars can also easily enter your home when the doors are open.

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Which Security Door is Right For Me?

Which Security Door is Right For Me?
We’ve all been there. It’s hot and stuffy and you want to leave the front door open to get a breeze going. But that’s just an invitation for crooks to come on in and help themselves to all your things!

If the ads on TV are to be believed, you could install a fancy security door and let in all the air and light you want while still preventing (or at least delaying) someone from sneaking in. Or, you could install Amplimesh® Security and guarantee your home safety for good. Read more

Motorised Blinds – Affordable Luxury For Everyone

Motorised Blinds – Affordable Luxury For Everyone

We are becoming an ‘automated’ society!  Everything is controllable by the touch of a button, so why not blinds too!

Home automation is the latest buzz term in interior design.  New home builders are now opting to connect all their electrical appliances to a home hub enabling remote access and automated programming.

Now on the drive home from work a simple flick of your iPhone can turn on the lights, warm the heater up and even close the roller blinds.  But, no longer is this home feature restricted to the rich and famous, motorized blinds in particular, according to The Blind Factory Director, Brett Thomas have become an affordable addition for new and old homes of all scales. Read more

Meet The Blind Factory Hub!

Meet The Blind Factory Hub!
The Blind Factory’s latest addition almost has to be seen to be believed. Complete control of your motorised blinds from Manly to Mallacoota, Milan to Madrid – in fact, from anywhere in the world?

 Meet The Blind Factory Hub. This nifty little device, hardly bigger than a smartphone, allows you to manage and control your Blind Factory motorised blinds at the touch of a button, whether you’re at home or abroad. All you need is a home WiFi connection, your smartphone or tablet, and The Blind Factory motorised blinds connected to the THE BLIND FACTORY APP!
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Warranty – but what does it really mean?

Warranty – but what does it really mean?
You’ve done your research and obtained three quotes from different window coverings suppliers, and they are all within a similar price range.  So, how do you decide which to go with?  Your head tells you it makes sense to go with the cheapest supplier, more budget left for other décor items.

But then again, your heart tells you to choose the company who is the most genuine and trustworthy.  Read more