Need new blinds for your workshop? Don't just choose the first pair that you see.
Anyone creative will know how much difference one item can make and how well they're able to work in a room - and that includes blinds. The right blinds will create a comfortable space that allows you to create your best work, without any annoyances or inconveniences.
Read on for details on three features every workshop blind needs:
Make sure they're wiped clean
We all know how messy things can get in the workshop, and it might not be long before your new blinds are covered in dust, paint, and other remnants of whatever you've been working on. This won't be a problem if you choose a wipe-clean blind. Look for roller blinds that are designed for kitchens, as these are durable and easy to clean. For something a little stronger, you could choose metal blinds. Avoid wood or fabric, as these won't be easy to get stains out of.
Ensure you can get plenty of light
Do you work on a lot of intricate, fiddly projects? Then you'll know how important getting enough natural light is. Large, heavy curtains can block out light even when open, so blinds are a great choice. Roller blinds, which can be fully retracted, are the best option for maximum light as they'll leave your entire window clear when opened. However, if you need a little extra privacy while you work, Venetian blinds are an excellent choice. They can be opened gradually, allowing you to get the perfect balance of natural light and privacy. Blinds made of a thin, light material are also an option, perfect if you want ultimate privacy without losing all natural light.
Choose blackout material
Some projects can be damaged by too much natural light. If that's the case for anything you plan to store in your workshop, then make sure you invest in blackout blinds. Usually designed to help you get a good night's sleep, these blinds are backed with thick, dark material which won't let any light in at all. Don't come back to the workshop after a break to see a painted piece faded on one side - choose the right blinds instead.
The design of your workshop can have a big effect on the quality of the work you produce. Give yourself the best chance of success by choosing the right blinds.