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How to give your windows an instant facelift

How to give your windows an instant facelift

Updating the style of your window furnishing is a great way to add dimension to the design of your home. When choosing blinds, shades or shutters for windows, there are plenty of factors to consider: durability, practicality, privacy, design, cost…  Luckily, modern window treatments are designed and made with all these considerations in mind, leaving you spoiled for choice with window coverings that are functional, stylish and suited for different budgets.

Here are a few ideas for how you can instantly bring new life to your windows!



Placing blinds over windows immediately makes a room feel lighter and less cluttered. Blinds are available in a wide range of styles, colours, textures and materials that are uniquely suited for different needs.

Roller blinds and panel glide blinds are two modern and sleek designs that are great for light filtering, sunscreen and blocking out light. Available in various materials and colours, roller blinds even come with the option of motorisation, allowing you to control the blinds using a tablet, smartphone, remote control or voice command. Lumen blinds are a great choice for areas like a bedroom or living area where you want privacy, without blocking the outside view entirely.

Vertical blinds and venetian blinds are both classic, versatile styles that can easily be adjusted to control the amount of light and privacy. For thermal comfort, honeycomb blinds are your best bet. By trapping a layer of air inside the cellular design, honeycomb blinds insulate the room against heat movement to help keep the house cool during summer and warm during winter.


Plantation shutters

Plantation shutters, also known as plantation blinds, are beautiful interior shutters with wide louvres that work well with windows and glass doors. With the larger louvres, plantation shutters achieve an elegant look that seamlessly blends in with the design of the space — an effortless way to update your windows. Plantation shutters work well in any room of the house since they ensure privacy and light control. They are easy to operate and provide added privacy while regulating light, ventilation and temperature.

Although plantation shutters mostly come in white wooden styles, other designs and textures are also available to match your taste. At EHI, we have plantation shutters available in timber, ecowood and aluminium, each designed to be durable, practical and stylish.

Our timber plantation shutters come in cedar and basswood. The first is made from Western Red Cedar — a timeless design with an authentic, textured finish. Cedarwood is highly durable and offers excellent thermal performance, which means it can be installed inside or outside of windows to help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. The basswood shutters are equally durable and are best suited for interior installation.

With ecowood plantation shutters, you can choose from a range of styles made from sustainably sourced materials that have a natural look and texture, and are water-resistant and non-toxic. The water-resistance of ecowood plantation shutters make them best suited for humid spaces such as bathrooms and kitchens.

Aluminium plantation shutters are versatile window treatments that can withstand harsh weather elements and stand the test of time — ideal for outdoor installation in areas that are exposed to the sun, wind and rain.


Retractable screens

In Australia’s subtropical climate, you need to be able to protect your home from pesky insects while keeping your home ventilated. If your old fly screens are an eyesore, retractable screens will give your home an immediate glow up! Retractable screens present an elegant alternative to traditional fly screens and fly doors with a slimline and stylish design that allows fresh air to flow into your home, reduce sunlight glare and provide superior insect protection.

Our range of traditional fly screens are available in various textures and strengths. Polypropylene Luxury screens are made with the latest in Japanese nanotechnology for added visibility and airflow, while fibreglass screens are ideal for general purpose insect screening. For coastal and bushfire-prone areas, aluminium or stainless steel screens are the answer, providing corrosion resistance and bushfire safety compliance even up to BAL 40 and BAL FZ (Bushfire Attack Level Flame Zone), which is the most extreme rating that can be applied to building design and construction.

Feeling inspired? Call us today for a free quote on 136 344!

Elite Home Improvements of Australia is a trusted supplier and installer of plantation shutters, blinds, roller shutters, flyscreens and security doors in Sydney. Discover our screen doors, fly screens, screen doorsretractable screens and flyscreen repairs! Established in 1996, EHi delivers the best products and installation services on the market.