Thursday, August 14, 2014

Combi Blinds: The Advantages of Splitting One Large Window Into Smaller Panels - Bel-air, Makati City Philippines

If you have a large window set in your room overlooking a good looking scenery and you wanted to place a window blind in your room, one question you would be asking to us blinds specialist is would you like to install one large panel or multiple smaller panels.

There are advantages and disadvantages of putting one large panel vs. splitting it into smaller panels especially for combi blinds.

Multiple Sets of Combi Blinds in One Large Window - Makati, Philippines
Multiple Sets of Combi Blinds in One Large Window - Makati, Philippines

The advantages of putting one large combi blinds panel are:
  1. There are no gaps between blinds.  This means no light will penetrate the gap that to some customers are important especially those who wakes up late in the morning.  This is one of the most important reason why you would want to put one large blinds panel in a big window.
  2. In a horizontally oriented blinds such as combi blinds, putting one large panel creates a widening illusion that makes a room, well, a bit wider than when you split it into multiple panels.  The effect is enhanced due to a continuous unbroken horizontal panels of the blind.
The disadvantage of a one large combi blinds panel are:
  1. It's a lot heavier to pull-up and control.
  2. If for some reason (e.g. kids misusing) the combi blinds breaks or had a problem (e.g. in its mechanism), the whole blinds will need to be repaired leaving your whole window exposed.
  3. There is a maximum width a combi blinds can be customized.  Usually it's 2.4m or 2.8m wide depending on the fabric.  Also, some fabrics are prone to warping and bending so DS Windows & Walls blinds specialist will advise you if the fabric is prone to warping and not advisable for a wide window panel.