December 7, 2010 4min read
If you like your privacy but still want to help the environment and reduce your energy bills by increasing natural sunlight into your home – there are some stylish solutions!
PD Rewards partner, The Blind Factory, said that you can achieve the ultimate in privacy and light control with the right combination of blinds.
A combination use of sheer roller blinds and block out roller blinds are currently the number one choice in home design in Melbourne. Home owners are installing block out roller blinds along with sheer roller blinds, particularly in dense housing estates, as it means you can enjoy the sunlight without feeling like the world is watching you. Do you prefer curtains or blinds when it comes to window coverings?
Plantmark, another quality PD Rewards partner, suggest using screening plants that will look impressive and provide privacy for your home.Do you want something that is green year round or deciduous (where it sheds foliage at the end of the growing season)?
Ornamental Pears make a great fence line screen. They have wonderful spring blossoms and provide privacy and shade in summer and have beautiful autumn colour. They will however, have no foliage throughout winter and you will have extra maintenance with shedding leaves. A great benefit is providing shade in summer and letting in sunlight through winter, thus reducing heating and cooling bills. Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’ is a great deciduous option.