If you need blinds for your social housing property, here at Homefords we have come up with some top tips to help you find the perfect style for your home.
While blinds may seem like a relatively minor feature of any property, the fact is that they can become a safety hazard, especially if your housing accommodates small children. As a result, it’s essential that you find the right ones.
At Homefords, we have over 100 years of experience in the soft furnishings industry, which includes providing high-quality wholesale blinds to businesses and housing associations across the UK. As a result, we really know our stuff when it comes to choosing the perfect soft furnishings for every kind of property. Read on to find out our top tips on choosing blinds for social housing.
Affordable blinds that don’t skimp on quality
If money is an issue, then it’s essential that you find ways to cut costs on purchases for your property, while still trying to find the best quality products that will do the job they’re intended for. This applies as much to choosing blinds as to any other household purchase. At Homefords, we pride ourselves on stocking a wide range of wholesale blinds at affordable prices, so you can choose the perfect blinds for your home without breaking the bank.
Opt for blinds that are easy to clean
Because blinds can become susceptible to dirt and mould, it’s a good idea to find blinds that are as easy to clean as possible. Try and find blinds made out of moisture-resistant materials to combat the growth of mould, which can become an issue during the winter in particular.
Roller blinds can easily be wiped clean of any dirt, dust and sticky fingerprints, so they are an ideal choice for any home with young children. To clean fabric blinds, you can use a synthetic or feather duster, or the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. For venetian blinds, opt for a duster or for a quick wipe with a damp cloth.
In brightly lit areas, opt for blackout blinds
If your social housing property is located in a brightly lit area, or if you have a baby or toddler who takes naps during the day, blackout blinds are best. They will make sure you and your family members can enjoy a blissful sleep, undisturbed by glare from the sun or street lighting.
At Homefords, we provide a variety of stylish and practical wholesale blackout blinds, including vertical, roller and roman blinds in a variety of colours, so you can choose the style that best suits your requirements and your décor.
Safety cords are a must
When it comes to choosing blinds, it’s crucial that you put safety first, especially if you are fitting blinds in a house where young children live. Many councils offer guidance and warnings when it comes to selecting blinds, as looped blind cords can cause injury or even strangulation. On average, two children die from strangulation each year in the UK as a result of unsafe blind cords.
As the premier UK supplier of wholesale soft furnishings, here at Homefords, we prioritise safety, affordability and practicality, while at the same time providing top-quality products. If you need child-safe blinds for your council house, we have an impressive selection to choose from, including our square eyelet roller blinds and attractive scalloped-edge roller blinds.
All of these blinds come in a range of colours and sizes and they are all equipped with a cord control for height adjustment, as well as a child safety feature, in line with government regulations.
Depending on the type of blind you choose, our blinds come with different child-safety mechanisms, ranging from tensioning systems to p-clips and cleats. To guarantee your children’s safety, it’s vital that these mechanisms are installed before you first use your blinds. You should also check them on a regular basis to make sure they have not been damaged or moved and are still fully operational.
The perfect blinds for privacy
If your council house has a lounge or bathroom that is not particularly private, a great way to introduce both privacy and elegance on a budget is by investing in some venetian blinds. These can be used on their own or paired with curtains and will shield you from view while still allowing in sunlight.
With simple cord and wand mechanisms, they are easy to operate as well as to install, and they blend nicely with any style of décor. Here at Homefords, we stock both faux wood and PVC venetian blinds, so you have plenty to choose from.
Order the perfect blinds for your social housing at Homefords
As you can see, finding the right blinds for your social housing property is important. But it can also be a piece of cake, especially if you order from the number one UK importer and supplier of wholesale soft furnishings. Homefords has over a century’s worth of experience in the soft furnishings trade, so we have plenty of knowledge and expertise to share with you.
Shopping with us is easy and convenient thanks to our simple online payment portal, which doesn’t require any registration to make a purchase. If you will be placing a large order, you can take advantage of our bulk discounts and we also provide fast, free delivery to destinations across mainland UK.
Finding the right wholesale soft furnishings for your council house will be a breeze, with our high-quality, affordable products and our helpful tips and advice. To find out more about purchasing the right blinds for your property, read our comprehensive blinds buying guide with all the information you need to order, measure and install your blinds.