It’s January – that time of year when thoughts turn to renewal and improvement… gym memberships taken out and diets begun. But, instead of taking a long, hard look in the mirror (or giving your spouse disapproving glances and dropping heavy hints!), why not give your home a critical appraisal instead? Not only would home improvement be a resolution you’ll follow through on, but the everyday benefits will definitely be felt throughout the year!
Give your home a makeover for 2018
Appeal Home Shading has some great suggestions for improvements for your home which will not only look fabulous, but help you feel more comfortable and add to your enjoyment of your home from winter to summer and back again…
ULTRA Smart Blinds – The award winning powered interior blinds system, exclusive to Appeal, which offers instant shading at the touch of a button – no cords, no wiring, just re-charging like a mobile phone once a year. They can also be programmed to open and close on a timer, or respond to low temperature or excessive light – a security measure, as well as saving fuel bills during these winter months and protecting fabrics from fading in the summer sun.
Conservatory blinds – Do you have a conservatory, orangery or sunroom you’re not making enough use of? The right choice of conservatory blinds can transform it into a year-round living space – a cosy room in winter and part of an indoor-outdoor flow in summer. Appeal has expert consultants and 30 years’ experience advising, designing, hand-making and fitting bespoke conservatory shading. The choice of colour, style and function is huge – Original French Pinoleum (natural, woven wood fabric) for a chic look with dappled light; insulating Alu-Pleat®; reflective, temperature-controlling Solar R®; Venetian; Pleated and more. Because this is a truly bespoke service, Appeal has tailor-made blinds to fit every shape, size and challenge imaginable – gable ends, bi-fold doors, glass roofs and more.
Wooden shutters – Appeal’s handmade shutters can transform a room and are in vogue currently for both classic and contemporary interiors. A traditional way of controlling light and temperature, they are also useful for privacy – you can keep high sections open and lower sections closed to let light in but keep out prying eyes. Optional café-style louvres can control light further, letting in sunlight but shielding furnishings (and the TV screen!) from UV light. Appeal’s shutters are handmade to fit perfectly any shape of door or window – full-length; small; circular; arched; whatever you need… Our experienced design consultants will not only offer advice on the best solution to your brief, but take exact measurements, before a skilled fitter installs them – all part of Appeal’s award-winning service.
Awnings – Enjoy more al fresco dining, socialising and relaxing by fitting a German-engineered Haus patio awning. Controlled by remote control (and programmable to open automatically in bright sunshine and retract if the wind picks up), Haus awnings provide shade to protect you (and your food and furnishings) from the harmful effect of direct sunlight. They are also available with LED lights and infrared heating to extend your evening when the fresh air gets a little too fresh!