Top Tips for Choosing Outdoor Blinds for Your Home

When living in a beautiful climate like the one that Australia has to offer, most homeowners will find themselves spending more and more time relaxing outdoors. With outdoor blinds, there is no reason to shut yourself inside, as you can make spending time in your outdoor space more enjoyable.

Creating your own outdoor haven can give you the best of both worlds – the comfort of home and a fresh breeze. With the right ornamental plants, lighting and outdoor furniture, you can have a beautiful themed space to relax and unwind in. Depending on your tastes, you can also add in a few outdoor cooking solutions, from a standard BBQ to woodfired ovens, and create the perfect entertaining area for your family and friends.

What are outdoor blinds?

Outdoor blinds can help shield your outdoor living space from the sun’s harmful rays, wind, rain, insects, dust and debris. No longer do you have to worry about packing everything in when the wind begins to blow or finishing your coffee in a hurry before the hot afternoon sun strikes. Outdoor blinds create a barrier between your outdoor space and the elements.

Yet, more than that, outdoor blinds maintain an open feel and highlight your natural surroundings. You would be amazed at how much flexibility they offer, helping to give your outdoor living space an element of privacy, protection from chilly winters, and shade from extreme summer heat.

Choosing the right outdoor blinds for your needs

Purchasing outdoor blinds should be a one-time investment that can have substantial benefits for you and your home. Yet, how do you know which style will suit your home and lifestyle?

Here are a few tips when choosing outdoor blinds:

    • Put your needs first First and foremost, ask yourself: why am I buying outdoor blinds? Consider your motivations, your priorities, as well as your preferences.
    • Research your options – There are numerous types of outdoor blinds available: external blinds, alfresco blinds, patio blinds – the list goes on and on. Take the time to research your options and seek professional advice. Modern’s consultants can assist you in identifying what types of outdoor blinds may be suitable for the specific needs of your location, site, and climate. Their knowledge and guidance will be a big help during the research and decision-making process.
    • Consider ease of operation During the cooler months, you will probably want to take advantage of the sun’s natural light and warmth. Similarly, during those hot summer months, you may want to close the blinds for protection against the harsh Aussie sun. This is why you should consider the ease of operation of your outdoor blind options. Working with ropes and pulleys can be frustrating, but the good news is that a majority of blinds can be motorised to work at the click of a button.

Optimising and enhancing your outdoor oasis

If you need the ultimate guide on buying outdoor blinds, look no further! At The Modern Group, our new DUX Outdoor Blinds are designed to give you the freedom to enjoy the fresh air in timeless comfort and radiant style. We offer:

Café blinds – Modern’s Café/PVC blinds are great for creating a cozy, yet warm and comfortable setting. They help to control airflow and provide an extension of your outdoor living space, all the while offering protection against harmful elements. They are especially popular among homeowners with larger properties that offer an abundant amount of space and privacy. This style of blind is available from Modern in a clear or tinted option.

Envirotex blinds – Made with high-quality materials, our Envirotex fabrics provide you with a premium choice for your outdoor living space and they come in a variety of colours to suit many home styles or applications. Our most popular choice, Envirotex PLUS, provides the ideal balance between excellent vision and weather protection.

Australian designed and made, our DUX Outdoor Blinds offer many benefits, including exceptional shade and privacy, durability, functionality, ease of operation, as well as a wide selection of styles and colours. Likewise, we provide you with the opportunity to turn your outdoors into an area you can make the most of!  To learn more about Modern’s outdoor blinds, contact our friendly team today!

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