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Made To Measure Blinds – Are They Worth It?

Made To Measure Blinds

Have you ever bought clothes that are supposed to be one size fits all and found that they actually fit? Thought not!

It doesn’t matter what it is, it’s never quite right, is it? They should actually be called one size fits nothing

The same is true for universal blinds. One-size blinds can cause many problems like letting in too much light. The only way to get the best fit is to choose made-to-measure blinds instead. 

In this blog, you’ll discover why one-size doesn’t work, and if made-to-measure blinds are really worth it. 

Why You Shouldn’t Pick One Size Fits All Blinds

  • Windows Are Not One Size – It doesn’t matter what they claim, a one size fits all blind will not fit properly. This is because windows come in all shapes and sizes.

  • More Expensive – Badly fitting blinds create gaps where sunlight can seep through. This prevents the blind from offering UV protection to your soft furnishings and carpets resulting in severe sun damage over time.

  • Higher Energy Bills – If you’ve got gaps then it’s not just the sunlight coming in that you need to worry about, it’s the heat escaping through the gaps too. This could result in higher energy bills.

  • Less Choice – Universal binds don’t offer as much choice.


Benefits Of Made To Measure Blinds

  • Better Fit – Made-to-measure blinds are designed to fit your space perfectly so they’ll not only look great, but they’ll work perfectly too.

  • Cost Effective – You might think that made-to-measure blinds are more expensive. But over time you’ll actually save money because they last longer.

  • Lower Energy Bills – Gaps caused by badly fitting blinds let out lots of heat during the winter months. Windows on average let out at least 18% of the heat in your home. Made-to-measure blinds are designed to retain heat and eliminate draughts. A quality blind will save you money on your energy bills.

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  • Quality – Made-to-measure blinds come with a quality guarantee. The Scottish Shutter Company offers a 5-year guarantee on all of our shutters and blinds.
  • Easy To Motorise – A made-to-measure blind is customisable so adding a motor to control opening and closing couldn’t be easier. This is especially useful if you have particularly tall windows or struggle to operate corded blinds.
  • More Choice – Made-to-measure blinds are completely bespoke, so you have a much better choice of styles and functions to suit you and your home perfectly.

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Why Choose Made To Measure Blinds?

The benefits of made-to-measure blinds make them a far better choice if you’re looking for durable blinds that elevate your home decor. 

Because they’re designed and fitted by experts you’re guaranteed the highest level of quality craftsmanship, and thanks to the premium materials we use in making our products, they last longer too. At The Scottish Shutter Company, all shutters and blinds come with a 5-year guarantee. 

Including a motor on your blinds is an added touch that simplifies your life. At the touch of a button, your blinds can automatically open or close. You can even operate them when you’re away from your home! You can read all about the benefits of motorised blinds in our blog about them here

But people usually pick made-to-measure blinds because of the variety of choices available. You have complete control over the style and function to ensure that your blinds fit in perfectly with your home and lifestyle. 

The Scottish Shutter Company has a huge choice of styles, colours, and finishes to help you build the perfect made-to-measure blinds for you.

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Want To Know More About Made To Measure Blinds?

If you want to find out more about made-to-measure blinds then the next thing to do is get in touch with us. You can request a home or showroom appointment, ask for a quote, or request a brochure. We’ll ask you about your types of windows, budget, and preferred style and advise you accordingly. 

Whatever kind of space you have, The Scottish Shutter Company can design the perfect made-to-measure blinds for you.

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David Browne

David is Co-Founder and Project Director at the award-winning, Best Family Business 2020 – the Scottish Shutter Company. David has over 35 years’ experience in running and growing small businesses.




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