As someone who has recently had to renovate their house (and on a bit of a budget), I have ventured yet again into deciding what fixtures and fittings will look best within the comfort of my home. I am a person who likes their privacy and their sleep, so what allows and blocks light in the room is important to me. Upon in the loft space, that I have converted into an ensuite bedroom, my only option was to put windows into the roof. It goes without saying that I naturally steered towards VELUX®. They seem to have captured the market for this type of product, rather like Hoover did back in the day with vacuum cleaners. When you own the category term you know you are onto a good thing. If you happen to find the window installation you are looking for, you ought to consult a professional contractor like Allstate Roofing to do the work for you or, at the very least, provide some guidance concerning what the job entails.
Moving on, the joy of VELUX blinds is that you can purchase them based on the model number of the window you installed. Good grief, when was the last time you tried measuring up a window for shutters or blinds? Given that my house was built at the beginning of the 1900’s, the recesses to my window aren’t even straight. I watched the video tutorials on some of these other blinds and shutter companies sites about 15 times before I was brave enough to try and commit to a measurement for the width and height.
Naturally (based on my earlier mention of enjoying my sleep), I went for blackout blinds, in a neutral grey. I have found that going with lighter shades in the loft area really helped accentuate the space up there. For the other windows in the house, I went with wooden venetian blinds, custom made for my sash windows. Upon review however, I much prefer the system behind the VELUX ones, both in terms of fitting but also operation.