6 Reasons to Choose Custom-made Blinds

If you’ve moved into your new home, you’re probably debating whether to go for custom-made blinds or retail. And as a key part of home décor, you naturally want to be sure they look nothing short of fantastic. But have you also considered functionality? What benefits are you hoping for from your custom-made blinds?

The right window furnishings can help in a myriad of ways, including with temperature control and aesthetics. Additionally, you want them to fit your personal style, your needs, and the needs of the room. Retail blinds however, won’t be able to meet all of these requirements. They’re more of a one-size-fits-all solution, and chances are you’ll end up hunting for blinds all over again. 

Bespoke window furnishings are versatile, allowing you to customise them by size, fitting type, fabrics and colours. You can also fit them into oddly-shaped windows with ease. You needn’t spend a small fortune on them either. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that custom-made blinds are more accessible than ever. 

Add to this that they can be motorised, so you needn’t ever leave your comfy spot on the couch. No more pausing your favourite show a gazillion times to get rid of that glare. Simply use your remote to control your blinds right from where you are.


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As busy people with increasingly less time to spare, efficiency is necessary in all aspects of life. You also probably don’t want to spend so much time cleaning during the day. So you’ll naturally want your blinds to not be high-maintenance. You’ll be happy to know that really, all they need is dusting every so often. You can use a microfibre cloth, your vacuum cleaner, or in the case of stubborn stains, a cleaning solution. The only rules are to not bleach them, or use excessive chemicals.

Let’s take a closer look at some reasons why choosing these high-quality blinds will surely add value to your home.

1. Get Exactly What You Want

While there is no shortage of retail stores that sell blinds, the chances of finding ones that perfectly fit your needs, is slim. Not all window frames suit ready-made blinds, and incorrect fitting is definitely a concern. You’re also going to be competing for attention with several other shoppers, so personalisation is non-existent. There’s also no room for flexibility  when it comes to style and measurements. 

Customised blinds on the other hand, solve all of these problems. At Watsons for instance, we ensure one of our consultants comes out to personally meet you in your home. They will assess your needs, and understand your requirements. They will then be able to provide suggestions that are unique to you. They also come armed with fabric samples so you can browse through the collection and compare them for your space. 

This means that you get exactly what you want. From versatility to functionality, colours, textures, patterns and styles, you can tick off all the boxes. You can also be confident that they fit like a glove without needing any adjustments. These blinds are also high-quality and durable, and typically include a guarantee as well.

While it might take a bit more time than simply bringing one home from the store, it’s well worth the effort. 

2. The Right Blinds for the Right Rooms with Custom-Made Blinds

Chances are, different rooms in your home have different types and styles of windows. This calls for blinds that are right for each of them. Perhaps you have long French windows, along with bay windows or sliding doors. Custom-made blinds will allow you to customise the blinds for each of these taking into account their features and needs. In other words, they will remain functional, without detracting from their beauty. Honeycomb blinds (also known as cellular blinds) in particular, excel at this.

For example, if you’ve been having trouble getting a good night’s rest or sleeping in, you will want blockout capabilities. Perhaps you want the same for the kids’ rooms. A consultant will be able to walk you through all the blockout options that you can take advantage of. 

You might also want blinds for the kitchen or bathroom, but you don’t want the usual roller blinds. Why not consider timber-look venetian blinds? You get precise light control, and they’re well-suited to spaces prone to moisture. Plus, they look absolutely beautiful thanks to the quality workmanship and materials. You can create different looks for the different areas in your house with ease. We can also advise 5 reasons why you need quality plantation shutters in your home to help you get started. If that still doesn’t sounds like what you’re after, maybe take a look through Roman blinds.

3. For A Perfect Fit It’s Custom-Made Blinds

It’s no good spending time and effort on blinds if they’re not doing their job. If light is still peeking in through the sides or they’re simply not sitting well with the frame, something’s wrong. 

Custom-made blinds seek to get rid of these problems. You can opt for either reveal-fit which is inside the frame, or face-fit which is outside the frame. Each of them offer different looks as they sit differently. Reveal fit blinds are especially good for blocking light completely, as they fit snugly into the frame. However, face-fit will also offer great coverage as they hug the outside of the window/ door. 

This is especially important if you have any funny-shaped windows, which don’t really conform to usual measurements. You might have an arch for instance, followed by a long window. Tailor-made blinds will help with these tricky areas, allowing you to achieve the seemingly impossible.

4. Excellent Quality

As with all things, you want to be sure that the hard-earned money you spend is put to good use. And the last thing you want is to spend on a set of blinds, only to have them break apart in a short time. Unfortunately, this often is the case with ready-made blinds. They’re more about quantity than quality, so not much attention is paid to the latter. 

With custom-made blinds, exactly the opposite is true. Our blinds for instance, are manufactured in our very own factory. This means that there’s an entire team dedicated to production, from the sourcing of materials to the product leaving the site. During the process, a quality assurance team careful watches over the tasks so nothing gets missed. Our fabric suppliers have also been hand-picked for their reputation and standing in the industry. In turn, we’re able to confidently offer guarantees on our final products. 

At the end of the day, the truth of the matter is that you won’t be refreshing your blinds every year. We’re all busy people, and we don’t have to go through the whole process so often. Naturally, you’d hope that your blinds retain their looks and functionality, until the next time they get replaced. Custom-made blinds allow you to personally assess the quality, before you make a decision. Additionally, if something were to go wrong, you’ll be able to have someone come out and fix the problem for you. 

5. Value for Money

All things considered, they’re certainly the best value for money. You may pay the same amount or a little less at a retail store anyway, so why not go for custom-made blinds instead? Though yes, you do need to put in a little more effort, in the long run you’ll have peace of mind. You also get to benefit from improved insulation, versatility, and of course a bespoke look for your vision. 

When it comes to ready-made blinds, quality is simply not an assurance. So though they may be a temporary solution, it’s certainly not a long-term one. Additionally, if they end up too big or too small, that negates the whole purpose of getting blinds doesn’t it?

6. Professional Installation

Best of all? You get to kick back and relax with a cold beer. Once you’ve made your choices, all you have to do is wait for them to get installed. With ready-made blinds, you’ll need some DIY skills which might work if you have them, but if not, then what? Probably a tradie, but then there’s no assurance they’ll do a clean and neat job.

Custom-made blinds include the whole package, with motorised blinds if you prefer. That includes measuring, fabric selection and installation, all done by a team of professionals. Which means that you get yourself blinds that suit your every need, without ever having to leave your house! What a world we live in!

As they’re installed by people who know the product like the back of their hand, rest assured the finished job will be precise. No unsightly marks or handprints left behind on the wall for you to clean. From A-Z, it’s all taken care of.

We hope this helped you better understand the differences between ready-made and custom-made blinds. Our goal is to help you create a home you love living in and coming to, and this is just one way to do that. Speak to us if you’d like to have a chat about your vision and needs, and our team will be happy to assist.

 If you’re looking for something in terms of security however, roller shutters are obviously a better option. As a matter of fact, there are several other reasons why you should choose roller shutters instead of custom-made blinds. But that’s a story for another day!