Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wooden Venetian Blinds

Homeowners sought since Egyptian days to shelter their homes from the sun and heat. One of the first ways utilized fixed wooden slats on the outside of windows. Examples abounded in ancient Egypt. In 1757, a French craftsman advertised blinds with adjustable slats. The rich soon added adjustable blinds to their homes, churches, shops and public buildings. These adjustable blinds were called Venetian blinds by the English, persian by Italians; jalousie a la persienne or just persiennes by the French. Whatever we call them today, they consist of slats, strung on strings that can rotate to open to let in sun and air or closed to protect furniture or reduce heat and glare.

Blinds2Go of Nottingham, England, was the first UK company to sell blinds online way back in 2000. One of their most popular products are Blinds 2 Go Wooden Venetian blinds. These blinds are natural basswood blinds stained in a range of colors from Ash, Canadian Maple, European Oak, Cedar, English Oak, Tuscan Oak, Yew, Golden Oak, Natural Rowen, Cherry, Walnut, and more all with natural graining.

Blinds2Go can be purchased using recess fitting, inside the window recess, or exact fitting for outside the window recess. The slats generally come in three widths and are made from kiln-dried hardwood, lacquered for a smooth finish and color coordinated with valance, bottom rails, and toggles. Delivery takes five to seven working days and can even be made to non-mainland locations; Northern Ireland, Scottish Islands (including Skye), Isle of Man and Isle of Wight. The blinds you order are insured and come with a three-year guarantee.

A new coat of paint and new window coverings are two ways to feel like you just moved in to a new home. Try our friends at Blinds2Go in the UK.

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