A helpful guide to buying outdoor blinds

A helpful guide to buying outdoor blinds

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Here are some quick tips for choosing outdoor blinds for your home.

A guide to buying outdoor blinds.

External shade or patio blinds offer shade and protection from the weather and give users a higher level of privacy when entertaining outdoors.

Australian Outdoor Living’s range of outdoor blinds is state of the art and specifically designed to suit your home, giving you the freedom to enjoy the fresh air in comfort and style.

Here are some things to consider when buying your outdoor blinds:

  • Think about what material you want – do you want the sun to stream in to your space or do you prefer shade?
  • Consider the operation system – you can choose to manually wind your blinds up and down, control via remote, or use a smartphone app with voice control.

Purchasing outdoor blinds should be a one-time investment that can have long lasting benefits. Read on for a helpful guide to buying your new set of outdoor blinds.

Or, if you’d prefer to speak with a trained professional, simply book a free measure and quote!

Choosing the material

Australian Outdoor Living’s outdoor blinds come in three different material options.

The first option is our clear and tinted café blinds, which come in either our Bella Crystal or Bella Bronze colours. Outdoor café blinds protect you from the weather while offering 100% transparency.

They’ll provide you with a clear, crisp view of your backyard.

We make our Bella Crystal and Bellz Bronze material from extruded PVC. This means your blinds will stay clearer for longer.

Alternatively, you have Australian Outdoor Living’s Bella Vista shade blinds. The Bella Vista shade material’s 2×2 weave allows you to experience the view outside the blind in the comfort of the cool shade.

The Bella Crystal material will protect your from the weather while allowing you to appreciate your view.

The Bella Vista also offers a moderate level of privacy looking in with uninterrupted views looking out. Available in an array of colour options, the Bella Vista range is Australian made and designed to your needs.

Lastly, we have our Bella Opaque blinds. The Bella Opaque range offers all the benefits of the Bella Vista, only with more shade, more privacy and more protection from the harsh Australian elements.

With a high level of UV protection and a thicker weave, the Bella Opaque material will shield you from the harsh sunlight and provide shelter from the wind and rain.

Choosing your operating system

Now that you’ve chosen your blind, you now have to think about how you might like to operate them. At Australian Outdoor Living we offer either manual or automated operation systems.

The Classic Series

The Classic gear tensioned blinds are incredibly popular among Australians.

This manually operated system allows for complete control of the blind tension, regulating your blinds and ensuring they remain taut at any height.

The simplicity of the Classic blinds is what makes them so popular. They don’t feature any zips, pulleys or straps, and they don’t require electricity to operate!

All of this contributes to these blinds passing the test of time. The Classic’s simplicity and wide colour range make it perfect for any home.

The SmartTrack Signature Series

The SmartTrack Signature series is simple, easy to use and practical.

Its articulated crank rod not only ensures a smooth operation, but also eliminates the need for unsightly levers and pulleys.

This increases the overall aesthetic of the blind and reduces the amount of tripping hazards in your outdoor area.

The Signature offers a sleek, modern and compact design, eliminating the need for any unsightly levers or pulleys.

The SmartTrack range is the ultimate in outdoor blinds technology.

The SmartTrack Power Series

The SmartTrack Power series offers all the benefits of the Signature series, with the added bonus of an electrical component.

Operate the Power series via an easy-to-use remote and control your blinds from the comfort of your seat.

SmartTrack Connect

The SmartTrack Connect series is truly the pinnacle in outdoor blinds technology.

With an optional Wi-Fi Bridge, the SmartTrack Connect series is a fully automated blind operation system. Control your blinds via the smartphone app to manage them from any location with internet access.

Experience the best in outdoor blind technology with the in-built Smart Home integration. Set up voice control via Google Home or Amazon Alexa and control your blinds, your way.

Are you interested in a set of our quality outdoor blinds?

Australian Outdoor Living’s products are custom made to suit your particular specifications and needs – that’s why we offer a free measure and quote. Contact us today!

“I’m so happy with my outdoor blinds. My back verandah is a great place for entertaining now!” – Janis, NSW

Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including:

Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.

Outdoor blinds are available in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, NewcastleCanberra, and Brisbane.

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