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Blinds

We offer a wide variety of blinds to cater for all requirements, from decorating a bedroom to creating a stylish living area, we have what you need to create your perfect interior.

The majority of our blinds have the option of motorisation, and can be used with state of the art technology through your smart device.

Child safety comes first, so you can be safe in the knowledge all our blinds are
child safety compliant, whether fitted in your own home or a property you rent out.

We offer the following types of blinds:

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are an ideal neat solution for every window in your home, and can be made in coordinating fabrics to compliment your chosen decor. These contemporary window dressing are a compact alternative to curtains, offering light control and privacy functionality, along with style and elegance.

Made to measure roman blinds are all handmade by myself from my extensive range of fabrics and with a choice of linings, interlinings and trimmings. All are complete with a sturdy metal cassette headrail. Unlike other roman blind manufacturers, I will make them up to a width of up to 3 meters wide. Available with a range of chain colour options and choice of chain operation side for those hard to reach windows that have obstructions on the right hand side.

Roman blinds can also be upgraded to Somfy motorisation for use with a remote control. The Somfy hub is also available for hands free use with your Smart device, which can also be operated with timers away from the home.

The Dual Rise mechanism allows you to have a much longer chain at 60 cm from the floor as opposed to 150 cm if there was a loop or cord, which in turn will make it suitable for operation by all ages. The front chain will always be supplied shorter than the rear chain so it is easy to identify which is for lowering or raising the blind.

It is quieter and smoother than the traditional chain operated system and there is no need for a cleat to fit to the wall ensuring minimal disruption to your decor.

The fabrics available for roman blinds are from the following fabric suppliers:
Click the supplier logo to visit their fabrics collection page.

Venetian Blinds

These come in a choice of metal, solid or fauxwood with a choice of slat width options. Available in a wide variety of colours and wood finishes. Our range of fauxwood blinds are an economic alternative to solid wood, and are particularly suitable for kitchens and bathrooms to prevent warping from moisture over a long period of time. These are available with stung or tape options. A perfect bay window option too! 16mm and 25mm slat metal venetian and 25 mm solid wood venetian blinds are also available with Perfect Fit frames.

The natural beauty of wood combined with the crisp, clean lines of horizontal slats bring a natural warm texture to a room and can be a great focal point. As well as being desirable, they are easy to dust and wipe. Simply tilt, raise or lower the slats for fantastic light control and privacy. We use the finest ecologically approved Basswood slats as they are hard-wearing, light-grained wood and able to resist the bowing associated with some other timber blinds.

Our made to measure wooden venetian blinds are available in both 25 mm and 50 mm slats and they come in a wide range of light and dark woods along with colour shades with are painted or stained on the ends to add an extra finish to the blind. A further option is to add colour-coordinating ladder tapes running the length of the blind which is functional and unobtrusive. To further enhance your blinds, an attractive woven wide ladder tape is also available.

Faux wood venetian blinds are a popular and cost-effective solution for those who want to bring the classic and elegant look of real wood blinds into the home. Made from composite woods and PVC, making them durable, lighter and an ideal addition to all rooms in the house, especially high condensation areas like the bathroom and kitchen.

The faux wood collection is available in 35, 38 & 50 mm slat and comes in many varying shades and wood effect finishes. These are also available with coordinating ladder tapes in a range of widths.

With their classic style, aluminium venetian blinds can provide any room with a chic and clean look. The offer fantastic light control and pull up neatly to the top of your window when not in use. They are also easy to clean and wipe making them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms making them perfect for a modern lifestyle.

Aluminum venetian blinds are available in 16, 25 and 35 mm slat widths in a choice of matt, metallic, soft-tone pearlized, gloss, wood effect and perforated design styles. Within the range of colours and styles there is something to suit every taste.

The option of privacy blinds offers superior sun blocking & privacy to any desired room. Where standard venetian slats have punched holes where the cords are threaded through, privacy blinds have discreet punch holes located towards the back of the slat, however, these are only available on 25 mm slats.

There are two control options for motorised wooden venetian blinds:
• Tilt & Raise allows you to tilt the slats, raise and lower your blind by remote control. This option is only available on 25 mm slats only due to the weight.
• Tilt only allows you to tilt the blinds by remote control. A cord is used to raise and lower your blind. This option is available on 25 mm and 50 mm slats.

For the ultimate in convenience, control and child safety you can upgrade to Somfy motorised. With no wiring or disruption to decoration, Somfy battery powered blinds are a perfect choice for home automation.

Roller Blinds

Roller blinds are an ideal solution if you’re looking for a simple yet stylish contemporary design. They allow you to adjust light and privacy easily and quickly by changing the height of the blinds and are easy to operate. Choose from an extensive range of high quality fabrics including plains, sheers, textures, patterned and blackout options. We also have a wide range of the latest Disney Collection prints for children’s bedrooms and playrooms.

Blinds can be personalised with finer details of your choice. Whether it’s a coordinating trim, shaped edge, decorative cassette end cap, dual sided bottom bar or blind pull, then the choices are limitless.

For the ultimate in convenience, control and child safety, upgrade your blinds to One Touch or Somfy with no wiring for easy installation.

Motorisation offers a variety of innovative yet affordable solutions that are inherently child safe, simple and easy to use. With both the hub is also available for hands free use with your Smart device, which can also be operated with timers away from the home.

Vision (day or night) Blinds

Vision blinds are an innovative window furnishing that feature two layers of translucent and opaque striped fabric that glide past each other providing flexibility in shading and a real statement at your window, which are perfect for any room. The blind can be raised or lowered just like a roller blind giving you the option of full privacy or a clear view outside.

Our made to measure collection offers you the perfect range of fabrics and colours to help you create your statement look. You can create more of a feature and bespoke your blind by choosing a coordinating or contrasting headrail and bottom bar. Also available as a motorised option and can be fitted into Perfect Fit frames. Vision roller fabric collection now features an array of Dim-Out Peastel, True Colours, Naturals, Textures and Metallic finishes to compliment any design scheme.

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds offer you maximum flexibility and creativity. The flexible design allows them to be drawn neatly back to the side to offer clear views and can also be rotated through 180 degrees allowing full light control levels within the room. Slats are available in 89 mm and 127 mm widths and are available in a range of fabrics and textures including moisture resistand and wipe-clean fabrics, dim-out and blackout for further room darkening.

If you’re looking for something to stand out, then the mixed slat vertical blind option provides ultimate versatility. You can choose up to four different coloured slats in a combination of your choice.

For the ultimate in convenience, control and child safety, upgrade your blinds to One Touch or Somfy with no wiring for easy installation. Motorisation offers a variety of innovative yet affordable solutions that are inherently child safe, simple and easy to use.

Pleated (or Duette) Blinds

Duette shades feature a unique honeycomb construction that makes these shades soft, durable and highly energy efficient. The Duette shades built-in insulating characteristics help keep the heat out in the summer and the warmth in during the winter. Highly versatile, Duette shades are available in numerous colours and a wide variety of opaque, semi-opaque, sheer and blackout fabrics.

Not only does the honeycomb shape ensure better insulation but it also acts as a sound-proof layer to reduce the impact of outside noise in the home. Duette unique acoustic properties absorb up to 45 % of unwanted noise giving your customers chance to relax in their homes in peace and quiet.

A unique two-in-one installation allows you to combine contrasting fabrics, and/or two different levels of transparency, giving seemingly endless options.

The multizone range of Duette shades gives you excellent versatility in how they open up. You get the best of both worlds sliding from the top or bottom, or even combining the two.

Allusion Blinds

Allusion’s unique weave offers the ultimate in shading flexibility and privacy along with modern, clean lines and stunning fabrics. Cleverly combining the delicacy of a voile fabric with the versatility of rotating vertical louvres, Allusion looks sensational and offers a number of light and privacy options. With the fabric vanes open during the day you can still enjoy your view, when closed at night you can have a feeling of total privacy.

With Allusion blinds there are a number of different privacy options for you to discover.

Slide the soft fabric vanes to one side to enjoy a clear outside view.

Adjust the vanes to the open position and enjoy subtle light diffusion with a view.

Rotate the louvres to close the blind fully for total privacy.

Perfect Fit Blinds

For the ultimate in style and ease of fitting, choose Perfect Fit Blinds for a fuss-free installation by simply clipping between the glass and the beading of your window with no drilling or screwing. Your chosen blind type sits within a frame, the frame overlaps the front of the fabric slat allowing less light to filter through the window therefore offering greater privacy. Perfect Fit becomes an integral part of the windows and doors, moving with them when they are opened and closed allowing for clutter free windowsills, increased child safety as there are no loose looped cords and easy to remove to clean your windows or blinds.

For even easier fitting Perfect Fit Konnect uses magnetic strips that, when fitted to the window secures the blind into position so whether it be Roller, Venetian or Duette pleated shades, Konnect opens even more opportunities for where a Perfect Fit blind can be installed.

Further enhance Perfect Roller (or Vision) blinds with One Touch motorisation where at the touch of a button, up to 15 blinds per room can be opened and closed at once.

Motorised Blinds

The majority of our blinds have the option of motorisation, and can be used with state of the art technology through your smart device.

Get a Quote

Contact us at Kate Barrow by phone: 0161 312 6527  / 07771 860909, email: kate@katebarrow.co.uk, or via the contact form on our contact page to discuss your individual requirements or for further information.

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