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Ella’s sympathetic 1930s renovation

Ella and family had been searching for a new home for over a year when she found the one. It was a bit of a doer-upper, so they set about a full renovation, sympathetic to period features.

“It’s a 1930s house and we wanted to keep a classic look, retaining as many period features as possible, such as the parquet flooring in the living room,” explains Ella.

“The renovation took close to a year, and when it was finally finished we were worried as our budget had been stretched but we didn’t want to compromise on the finished look. While searching online we found Web-Blinds and ordered plenty of samples.

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“We were surprised by the quality of feel of the fabrics even though they were so reasonably priced.

“We wanted each room to have its own unique feel and colour scheme. Web-Blinds was great as there was a wide range of styles, fabrics and colours to choose from.

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“Our living room faces a fairly busy road, so in that room, we wanted privacy but also the room to be as bright as possible. Having looked at a range of options and discussed everything from Vertical to Venetian blinds, we looked at the Web-Blinds site and found cafe style shutters. Immediately, we knew these would be perfect!

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“In the bedroom we love to have natural light, but it is also important that it feels private and is a dark place while sleeping. As Web Blinds is so reasonably priced we realised we could combine Roller blinds and Roman blinds with a blackout lining over the top to get the best of both worlds.

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Ella also dressed the windows in both her en-suite bathroom and downstairs toilet. And as she mentions they have quite different feels. Her en-suite feels like it belongs in a spa, with soft shades and a crisp Venetian blind. The downstairs toilet has a fun feel with a cool optical illusion Roman blind and London Underground art.

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So how did Ella find finishing off her windows?

 “We found the Web Blinds site easy to use, and ordering the samples allowed us to see the fabrics in our house with no pressure. When the blinds arrived they were very well packaged, and a doddle to fit!”