Sep 08, 2014 8:16 am
We have a less than ideal orientation. Our kids bedrooms are west facing, living areas (back of house) south facing, blind side & alfresco, east facing and master bedroom (front of house) north facing.
We are having 450mm eaves around the whole house (600mm eaves and verandah to the front).
I'm considering getting light filtering honeycomb blinds on the west facing windows plus Block out Roman Blinds from this company http://www.thethermalblindcompany.com.au.
I just wanted to know if you can see through the honeycomb blinds? Not that there will be anything interesting to look at, but I just don't want the kids bedrooms to be too dark, but I still want them to be cool in summer and warm in winter without having to pull the Romans down (besides at nightime).
Would love to hear from people who have these and their experience with them.
Also, do honeycomb blinds need dusting?? Obviously the less time I spend cleaning the better
Re: Honeycomb Blinds2
Sep 08, 2014 1:10 pm
I assume you are getting something like this: https://www.iseekblinds.com.au/honeycom ... ArXI8P8HAQ for your light-filtering honeycomb blinds? If so, the answer is no, you can't see much beyond indistinct shadows through them. (Used to have them in prior house, will have them again sometime). You do get quite a bit of light through the light coloured ones, but exactly how much is hard to quantify. When we had full sun hitting the blind, there was no problem with everyday activities in the room. Cloudy day or sun not yet on the window... varied.
Dusting - not overly. I mean, there is some non-vertical surface and it will gather -some- dust if it's left in the same position long enough. But the dust didn't tend to stick so putting the blinds up/down now and then shook most off. I don't think we ever noticed dust on them, not enough to actually get a duster. Much much less dust issues than venetians for instance. The ones we had could be vacuumed or spot cleaned if needed so they were pretty easy to care for.
Land settled May '14. Building the PD Hoffman39: 5/11=site start, 13/11=slab pour, 26/11=frame complete, 10/12=roof on, 12/12=bricking started.
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