Have a Quieter Home with Duette Blinds

by Admin on June 5, 2014

There’s nothing better than having peace and quiet when you need it most. Relax in comfort with stunning Duette® energy saving window blinds, as they absorb up to 45% of unwanted noises.

Whether it’s passing traffic, people talking loudly outside or even road works, the Duette® unique acoustic properties help to reduce the impact of these in your home.

  • Reduces Background Noise


With Duette® you can enjoy a quieter home by reducing noises from outside that can disturb your peaceful environment. This means you can truly relax in your home, no matter what’s going on in the outside world.

  • Absorbs 45% of Sound

featured31Your beautiful Duette® blinds improve the acoustic qualities of your home by reducing sound by 45%. The unique honeycomb design of Duette® is created to absorb noise and ensure you get more peace and quiet all year round.

Recommended by Acousticians

featured1The Duette® design has been enhanced for over two decades, leaving you with the incredible product you see today. Take a look at our sound absorption video at http://www.duette.co.uk/sound-absorption/ to find out more.

Remember, there are plenty of other reasons to choose Duette® blinds as well:

  • Reduce noise pollution by 45%
  • Cut your energy bills by 25%
  • Block 99% of the sun’s glare.

Energy efficiency is now probably one of your top priorities and if you want to reduce your expensive energy bills, it’s crucial to consider ways to improve. Gas and electricity prices have been rising every year and insulating your home is a brilliant way to slash your expenses.

But did you know as much as 50% of the heat produced in the home is lost through inefficient windows, even when you have double glazing?

That’s why Duette® window and conservatory blinds are the perfect feature for your home. Not only will you be able to create a haven of peace and relaxation, but you’ll save a small fortune on your bills too.

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Creating a Backyard Oasis for Summer Fun

by Admin on June 4, 2014

Backyard-OasisSchool is out and the temperature is rising fast. Summer is here and it’s time to prepare for backyard parties and cookouts. Is your backyard ready? If not, do not panic, there is still time to make your backyard look fabulous before you host your first summer bash.

Backyard landscaping can be very expensive and time consuming. Fortunately, there are a lot of things that you can do easily and inexpensively that will make your backyard look stylish and become more functional for your parties. Here are a few ideas you can use to upgrade your backyard for summer.

Upgrade your entertainment options

More people are beginning to bring the inside out when it comes to their backyard areas. Make spending time in the great outdoors a little more enjoyable with a little help from technology. Add a surround sound system to your patio to play your favorite music while you relax in the sun. Install a TV set with your favorite channels to create an outdoor relaxation space. Try here to get the best channels that will work well even if your TV is not indoors.

If you want a simpler upgrade, think about yard games. Having a few classic yard games available is always a good option to help keep people of all ages entertained. Set up horseshoes or a slip-n-slide course for the kids.

Fake an expensive water feature

A DIY project that is gaining much popularity is building your own outdoor water feature. Installing a water feature is usually an expensive project, but doing it yourself with materials mostly found in your own backyard can make a unique and inexpensive piece that everyone will admire.

Simply buy waterproof tarp to cover the ground where you want the water feature. Cover the tarp with an assortment of rocks and stones and add a hose line for a constant flow of water. Simple and elegant water features are not out of reach.

Leave open, functional space

Often the most commonly used and most appreciated space in the backyard is the open space. People leave the comfort of their homes to free themselves from tight and confined spaces. For this reason, many people prefer wide open spaces in the backyard. Leave everything open with minimal furniture and landscaping. Add a sheer curtain for shade if needed. This way you can adapt the space easily to accommodate whatever you and your guests want to do at that given time.

Create elegant dining options

The backyard BBQ does not have to be served over paper plates and plastic folding chairs anymore. Step up your level of class by again, bringing the inside out. Use quality couches and love seats to make your outdoor space more comfortable. Have a shaded area to keep people cool during the hot summer days, and even install some ceiling fans on your patio. Bring out the good china and use real glassware instead of red Solo cups for drinks. These touches make everyone feel more relaxed and at home in your backyard.

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