Vertical Blinds or Nets?

YaziYazi Well-KnownRegistered Posts: 225
Hi

Had new double glazing fitted and old nets are to be thrown away.
Would you get the Vertical blinds or nets?

Front of the house needs privacy so what do you think?

Thanks
Yas
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  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 715
    Personally I don't like vertical blinds in a house, think they make it look too much like an office.
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    I dont think nets should be used, very old fashioned.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    got to be verticals all the way !!!
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 715
    Paul24 wrote: »
    I dont think nets should be used, very old fashioned.
    I don't use anything but if I did it would be nets, but that is from someone who lives in a town which used to have over 20 lace, net and curtain factories. Now there is none.

    You could use venetian blinds but they are a pain the butt to clean.

    Some net curtains are nice and the good thing is they are a lot easier to clean than any blinds, take them don stick them in the washing machine and then back up at the window. You get lots of nice patterned ones and the bonus is you don't feel like you are still sitting in an office.
  • ToffeemadblueToffeemadblue Well-Known Registered Posts: 102
    Absolutely Pamdill, we have nets everywhere but the Kitchen and they so much better than blinds especially on the cleaning front. Also the light quality is much nicer
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    I'm happy enough with my blinds,though admittedly they're a pain to clean. And they're not really that officey.
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    CJC wrote: »
    I'm happy enough with my blinds,though admittedly they're a pain to clean. And they're not really that officey.

    CJ

    How do you clean your vertical blinds? I have those and I need to clean them, some one told me that I can put them in the washing machine rolled up in a pillow case?

    Does that sound right.......................Thank you

    Di
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    Personally it depends on what goes on in your road. If you have neighbours that you like to spy on, it has got to be nets. There's nothing so natural as a net curtain twitching ever so slightly as you walk by to make you feel at home.
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    Cullen wrote: »
    Personally it depends on what goes on in your road. If you have neighbours that you like to spy on, it has got to be nets. There's nothing so natural as a net curtain twitching ever so slightly as you walk by to make you feel at home.

    OOOh you must have very exciting's going on in your road...if you are a curtain twitcher:lol::lol:
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Blinds and black out ones there brill
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    Diannew wrote: »
    CJ

    How do you clean your vertical blinds? I have those and I need to clean them, some one told me that I can put them in the washing machine rolled up in a pillow case?

    Does that sound right.......................Thank you

    Di

    I always knew this forum was rock and roll through and through :cool2:
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    Diannew wrote: »
    CJ

    How do you clean your vertical blinds? I have those and I need to clean them, some one told me that I can put them in the washing machine rolled up in a pillow case?

    Does that sound right.......................Thank you

    Di
    Umm..thinks back to the last time I actually cleaned them... mostly I just give them a bit of a wipe down but when they need a proper cleaning I hand wash them in the bath. Not totally sure I'd trust them in the washing machine – a quick google came up with this which might help.

    God, I'm so domesticated these days :001_unsure:
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    Paul24 wrote: »
    I always knew this forum was rock and roll through and through :cool2:

    Excuse me Paul...from he who added that he thought Nets where very old fashioned:lol::lol:
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    CJC wrote: »
    Umm..thinks back to the last time I actually cleaned them... mostly I just give them a bit of a wipe down but when they need a proper cleaning I hand wash them in the bath. Not totally sure I'd trust them in the washing machine – a quick google came up with this which might help.

    God, I'm so domesticated these days :001_unsure:

    Thank you!!! maybe we should start our own Domestic AAT tip forum.:lol::lol:
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    I was only saying, that the only people I can think of who have them still are my grandparents :-)
  • PAMDILLPAMDILL Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 715
    Paul24 wrote: »
    I was only saying, that the only people I can think of who have them still are my grandparents :-)
    When I first moved to the town I stay in the council kept receiving applications for my house as the locals thought it was still empty because we did not have net curtains up on the windows.
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    Oh. How bizzare
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    Open hanging blinds look like bars from the outside. Now they might suit seanyboy but personally I'd sooner have nets, look more natural and you can't beat a good twitch...lol
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    Open hanging blinds look like bars from the outside. Now they might suit seanyboy but personally I'd sooner have nets, look more natural and you can't beat a good twitch...lol

    All depends on the way you have them hanging..........slightly on an angle makes all the difference to the look!!:lol::lol:
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    Open hanging blinds look like bars from the outside. Now they might suit seanyboy but personally I'd sooner have nets, look more natural and you can't beat a good twitch...lol


    FG - why are you worried what it looks like from the outside?
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    Paul24 wrote: »
    FG - why are you worried what it looks like from the outside?

    I don't want people thinking I'm sat behind bars:lol::lol:
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    Diannew wrote: »
    All depends on the way you have them hanging..........slightly on an angle makes all the difference to the look!!:lol::lol:

    I think that goes without saying, it has always made a diference, the way they hang:lol::lol:
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    I don't want people thinking I'm sat behind bars:lol::lol:

    Time for your bread and water FG:lol::lol:
  • lorrainelorraine Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 400
    I have horizontal blinds, i think they look more modern than curtains, I think it comes down to taste and what type of house it is and how its decorated. And also if you put the blinds at a certain angle you can nose out the window without anyone seeing you lol
  • lorrainelorraine Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 400
    lorraine wrote: »
    I have horizontal blinds, i think they look more modern than curtains, I think it comes down to taste and what type of house it is and how its decorated. And also if you put the blinds at a certain angle you can nose out the window without anyone seeing you lol

    I don't think they can see me anyway!
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    Diannew wrote: »
    Time for your bread and water FG:lol::lol:

    Can you ease these chains first, I cannae reach the tin plate wi' the crusts on:lol::lol:
  • YaziYazi Well-Known Registered Posts: 225
    Thanks for all the input......

    Read one reply and think blinds, read another one and think nets.

    I am favouring the Blinds - I think, as I love being in the office......!!!

    Yas
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    Can you ease these chains first, I cannae reach the tin plate wi' the crusts on:lol::lol:
    Where do you think you are, a holiday camp or something?
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    NETS TO GO !!!

    Blinds are the modern look. If ya dont want the vertical type go for horizontal !! If the windows too wide go for two sets together. Much better looking and easy to keep clean.

    Bonus advice:

    Use mirrors and light colours on walls to make rooms look bigger

    Use flat screen t.v to save loads of room

    (Im giving away all my property development secrets - Please dont tell anyone !)

    Anyways get the blinds and give your place that modern look.

    :thumbup:
  • farmergilesfarmergiles Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,693
    steveJ wrote: »
    NETS TO GO !!!

    Blinds are the modern look. If ya dont want the vertical type go for horizontal !! If the windows too wide go for two sets together. Much better looking and easy to keep clean.

    Bonus advice:

    Use mirrors and light colours on walls to make rooms look bigger

    Use flat screen t.v to save loads of room

    (Im giving away all my property development secrets - Please dont tell anyone !)

    Anyways get the blinds and give your place that modern look.

    :thumbup:

    Have you been advising MP's :lol::lol:
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