Ziptrak Blinds from Rians Window Treatments

Ziptrak-Outdoor-Blind-1Outdoor living is the epitome of the Australian lifestyle in summer time, however some parts of our great country get pretty hot when that summer sun comes out. There is nothing nicer than being outdoors, entertaining or just sipping coffee, and when you’ve invested in your outdoor space to be a real outdoor room, you want to protect what’s inside it and be comfortable when you’re utilising it.

Ziptrak Blinds from Rians Window Treatments are the perfect solution to connect the indoors and outdoors into one harmonious space. They allow easy connection with the outdoors and allow you to control airflow, light and temperature whilst looking sleek and non-intrusive. The team at Rian’s Window Treatments not only boast an enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge about this innovative product, they supply, install and replace existing outdoor blinds with them.

Benefits of the Ziptrak blind system include:

  • Security
  • Stylish and Modern
  • Sunsmart

Security

With it’s central locking release and ability to lock at the bottom, the blind can be left at any height or locked in at the lowest position. Optional motorisation is a popular choice for many commercial and residential installations, with the motor being hidden away and the option for stopping the blind at any height still available. The smooth track-guided operation means the blind can be unlocked and operated from the centre with one easy movement.

Stylish and Modern

Ziptrak-Outdoor-Blind-7The Ziptrak blinds are discreetly track-guided and spring balanced, with a stylish pelmet and colour options to match or compliment your existing space. Offering superior functionality without compromising the aesthetics of your home, Ziptrak offers a sense of seclusion and sanctuary in a wide range of colours and modification options.

Sunsmart

Close up before it gets hot and save money on your cooling bills with Ziptrak’s sunscreen mesh and PVC materials. Maintain the view with the transparent, robust mesh and spend more time living life in your outdoor space with superior sun protection and insulation.

Where Can I Find Ziptrak Blinds?

Your local Ziptrak supplier is Rians Window Treatments in Mandurah. With no cords, wires or ropes and customised installation available, Rians Window Treatments will supply and install your premium quality Ziptrak blinds and assist you with maintenance and any questions you may phone 9581 5005 for a free measure and quote today.

Need new blinds this summer?

Roller_Blue_2Renewing your blinds is a great way to dress up your windows and doors and make your home look and feel wonderful.

Here are popular blinds to add a new less of life to your home this summer:

  1. Venetian blinds
  2. Roman blinds
  3. Roller blinds
  4. Light filtering blinds

Venetian blinds

Control the amount of sunlight that enters your home and provide the privacy you need anytime with venetian blinds. Venetian blinds are made of wooden, aluminum  or plastic slats to rotate them for a precise control over the blinds.

Easy to install with low maintenance, you can really enjoy most of your time with friends and keep your home cool. Available in wide variety of designs and colours you can match with your décor.

Roman blinds

Create a romantic effect in your room with roman blinds. Go about your business knowing that no one can see through your blinds. Roman blinds are stylish and attractive, available in various elegant designs.

Roller blinds

Roller blinds are classic and a great choice for many homes. Roller blinds are the perfect choice to control the light and heat that enters your home. If you want rustic, elegant or classy look in your home, roller blinds are your best choice.

Light filtering blinds

Filter lights for a brighter view. Choose happy colours like yellow, orange, pink and more to create an amazing and exciting feel in your home. You don’t need to worry about people seeing you in as these blinds are great protectors.

Need new blinds this summer?

At Rian’s Window Treatments, we have these 4 types of blinds plus many more. We can even do window treatment combinations where we combine blinds and curtains or shutter to get you a complete look and perfect control in any situation.

For enquiries, contact Rian’s Window Treatments on 9581 5005 to discuss your blind and window shade needs and get a free quote. We offer high quality fabrics to complement your home décor.

Cleaning Your Curtains For Christmas

Curtains to suit your roomWow what great weather we are having, lovely sun shining days. Have you noticed that your curtains are in need of some TLC, the sun is showing up the remains of winter? No matter what material they are made from, the location they hang in or the style they are, curtains are much like any other feature in your home that can gather dust, hair and other debris. Over time, this can make your curtains look worn and even start to stain or accumulate pests or mould. Excess dust can aggravate allergies and asthma and effect the indoor air quality in your home.

Whilst there are many options to clean your curtains, different fabrics require different cleaning methods. You need to identify the material your curtains are made of to ensure you’re using the correct cleaning products and procedure.

  • Drapes and Heavy Curtains
  • Sheer and Lace
  • Cotton

Drapes and Heavy Curtains

Save this one for the dry cleaner. The bigger industrial machines mean less chance of damage to the material and they have several options, such as steam cleaning and stain removal techniques, that are far more efficient. You’ve invested significantly in heavier, lined drapes so a professional clean will protect your investment the best way.

Sheer and Lace

The delicate material of these curtains means it can snag or rip easily when wet, so a sink filled with cold water and some dishwashing detergent is best. Wash one curtain at a time by soaking ten minutes and swirling gently to remove any debris or heavy dirt. Rinse again in cold water to remove the soap. To make your sheer or lace curtains feel extra crisp, you can pop 1cup of Epsom salts to the cold water sink but do not return it to rinse the salts off.

Sheer Rail and Track with Ventian BlindsLet the curtains drip dry from your shower rod or laundry line and hang them once fully dry.

Cotton Curtains

For plain cotton curtains, your washing machine will be fine. Remove all the hooks and fittings and shake outdoors if possible. Wash two panels at a time on the delicate cycle in your washing machine using the cold setting. If you can, hang outside in the sunshine or dry on a low-heat setting. If you are using the dryer, immediately remove from the dryer to prevent wrinkles and rehang, or if you have dried them on the line, press with a warm iron to remove wrinkles and rehang.

Cleaning Your Curtains, Are They Past it?

If after a closer inspection you realise that your curtains are beyond cleaning and you need some new ones, then Rian’s Window Treatments is the place for you.

Rian’s Window Treatments are the experts in window treatments and can assist you with selecting and manufacturing curtains for your home. Plus we do alterations to existing curtains as well. Call the team at Rian’s Window Treatments on 9581 5005 today for a free measure and onsite quote.

Curtains For Christmas

ChristmasAre you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your home? An investment that lasts longer than any fancy trinket and something you can admire every day? Then window treatments from Rian’s Window Treatments should be at the top of your Christmas wishlist.

Located in Mandurah, Rians Window Treatments can assist you with every aspect of window treatment purchase, from design and supply to install and maintain. They carry a range of stylish and functional window treatments including:

  • Curtains
  • Blinds
  • Shutters

Curtains

For a look that always exudes sophistication, curtains never go out style. From heavy drapes to sheer or lace, curtains are the ultimate in window dressing and boast significant other benefits including keeping out heat, damaging sun rays and prying eyes. To dress up a room or just add to the ambience, curtains are a cost effective way to decorate that can be custom designed and made just for your home.

Blinds

RiansCustom made to fit your window opening, Rian’s stock roller blinds, panel blinds, vertical and venetian blinds for all styles of window. Blinds look great from both the inside and the outside and work mainly to eliminate light and heat from permeating the room. Whilst ‘near enough’ measurements may be available, custom sized and made blinds are more affordable than you may think and come with a range of accessories to match.

Shutters

Are you looking for internal shutters for your windows? Then Rian’s Colonial Timber Internal are your perfect choice. Strong, modern and extremely sturdy, these shutters carry a 10 year warranty and provide great insulation for your windows against the thermal transfer of heat loss through your windows in the winter or heat gain in the summer.

For external shutters, our range of roller shutters are the ultimate in security, noise reduction, light elimination and modern style.

Where Can I Find Curtains For Christmas?

The team at Rian’s Window Treatments are only too happy to assist you in designing your dream window treatments and supplying and installing them in your home, call 9581 5005 today.

How do I prepare my walls for applying wallpaper?

Harlequin wallpaperLooking for an alternative way to paint your walls? Installing wallpaper is your best choice. Wallpaper comes in numerous colours and designs – we even have unique patterns! It helps you create the design and feel you are looking for inside your home. Take advantage of your walls and use it to transform your home!

DIY wallpaper installation

Do you have lots of free time? Maybe you have considered doing the wallpaper installation yourself. It could be very satisfying, and you’ll feel like your space has your very own personal touch. Before you start installing the wallpaper, you must ensure that you prepare your walls.

Preparing your walls

Sanderson wallpaperTo have a good foundation for your new wall covering, remove all wall fixtures such as nails, screws and electrical sockets. Remove any old wall coverings and make sure your wall surface is free from any grease, mildew and stains. If there is any loose paint, scrape it. Keep your walls clear and clean to make sure you get the best result.

For new walls

Apply a high quality primer/sealer. You can choose any colour, but white is the best as it can give your wall covering an even and clear surface for better adhesion. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to hang your new wallpaper. Give it plenty of time to dry.

For previously papered walls

Remove all the old wall coverings and clean the wall surface using a detergent or with an adhesive remover. Rinse with clean water and let it dry. Apply sizing to the walls and hang your new wallpaper!

Scandi-inspired wallpaperHow to remove old wallpaper

Finding it impossible to remove old wallpaper? Make sure it is secure and stable and sand the seams. To completely seal the surface, use an oil based primer. Apply the sizing to your walls before applying your new wallpaper.

How do I prepare my walls for applying wallpaper?

For lovely patterns and beautiful wallpaper, contact Rian’s Window Treatments. We offer a broad range of wallpapers to suit your every need. Ring us today for all your wallpaper needs.

Tips to brighten your room with curtains

Bedroom CurtainsDoes your room look a bit dark? If you are looking for ways on how you can possibly brighten up your room, why not play with your curtains? The use of curtains with the right colour and design can instantly make your room appear brighter. Curtains can make your room seem complete and allows you to create just the right feeling and ambiance inside.

Use the right curtains

You don’t need to toss out all the decorations or do a complete overhaul. You can brighten your room by adding new curtains. However, curtains come in a variety of styles and colours, not to mention, made from different kinds of fabrics. Which one should you use to achieve a cheery, sunny look? Here are some tips that you can use:

  • Think sheer
  • Choose bright, spring inspired colours
  • Get an embroidered look

Think sheer

Sheer curtains are made from light and soft materials. They are great for allowing sunlight towards your room, making your space appear brighter. However, if you value your privacy, consider adding an extra layer of curtains or blinds – sheer curtains do not offer privacy.

CurtainsChoose bright, spring inspired colours

What better way to cheer up and brighten up your room but to use bright colours? Yellow is a great choice. Can you imagine how a yellow colour brings life to a dull, boring day? Yellow curtains allow a room to be bright and fresh even when the light is blocked. Or you can go with white too – it creates a relaxing ambience.

Get an embroidered look

If colours alone are not enough to make your curtains look beautiful and stylish. Yes, you have brightened up your room but shouldn’t you make the best out of it?  Make a masterpiece out of your curtain colour and style – get embroidery around the edges of your curtains. It is a great way to add understated elegance to a room.

Tips to brighten your room with curtains

Brightening up a room is easy as a breeze – just use the right curtains and you can transform the look of your space into anything you want. Are you looking for curtains to decorate your home? Contact Rian’s Window Treatments for all your needs – we have a wide range of lovely curtains to suit your needs. Ring us today and let’s discuss the best curtains for your home.

Why Should I Consider Sheer Curtains?

curtains by RiansWhen it comes to choosing curtains for your home, there are many factors to consider. The use of the room, the amount of light you want to let in, who will be using the room and how they will match your existing décor all factor into the design equation. Rian’s Window Treatments have a variety of curtain designs in high quality fabrics for all your window and requirements, with none quite as diverse as the sheer curtain.

Sheers curtains or sheers for short; are a light weight, translucent fabric that can be hung directly over the window or underneath a heavier curtain or drape. Some of the benefits of sheer curtains include:

  • Privacy
  • UV Protection
  • Elegant Décor
  • Economical Choice

Privacy

Sheers let the light in but keep prying eyes out. The biggest benefit of sheer curtains is the privacy they offer whilst letting natural light into your home, making them excellent for darker rooms. They allow you to see what’s going on outside of your window but prohibit anyone from seeing inside.

UV Protection

The weaving of the sheer fabric allows the sun’s rays to enter the room but filters it to protect your carpet and furniture. When placed beneath a drape or heavier curtain, it acts as a protective layer, keeping damaging sunlight from fading your curtain or drape material. It also acts to protect house plants from harsh heat but allowing them enough sunlight to grow.

Elegant Décor

Sheers are simple and sophisticated and give a delicate look to any room. Perfect for bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms, the sheer curtain is the epitome of soft and breezy whilst being functional and practical.

Economical Choice

When it comes to cost, sheers are by far the most economical choice. The lightweight fabric made from polyester or poly/cotton blends is inexpensive and versatile, which translates to a more cost effective option for any window treatment buyer.

Why Should I Consider Sheer Curtains?

Sheer curtains are the perfect addition to any room, whether they be on their own or as an accompaniment to a larger, heavier drape. Rian’s Window Treatments can assist you with all your window treatment needs to suit any style or budget with boutique styles at affordable prices.

Why Dress Your Windows Locally?

curtainsQuality curtains are essential to dress even the smallest of windows, adding to the ambience and comfort of a room and serving a more practical purpose of keeping light, heat and cold, out.

How do you know you are getting a quality product? Choosing a local supplier and manufacturer to create your perfect window dressing is recommended for several reasons.

5 Reasons Why You Should Dress your Windows Locally

  1. Supporting Local Small Business
  2. A More Personal Experience
  3. Opportunity to View
  4. Supply and Manufacture
  5. Reputation

Supporting Local Small Business

Most specialist stores, such as those that supply curtains, are small, family run businesses. Even large franchises usually have a small business owner invested in (and running) the business. Supporting local business creates jobs and income for families and promotes community development.

Sanderson fabricA More Personal Experience

Small, local businesses often go that extra mile to obtain and keep their customers. You will usually find the staff are more personable, remember crucial and personal details and have more of a rapport with their clientele than those of larger companies.

Opportunity to View

Buying local means there is a chance your product, or something very similar, is displayed somewhere local; giving you the opportunity to view a finished product.

Supply and Manufacture

Local suppliers are likely to manufacture their product on site, giving the sales team and the customer more flexibility in design and ability to make changes not usually accepted by international mass-production workshops.

curtains by RiansReputation

Word of mouth and firsthand recommendation are the best marketing tool for a business and provide a great opportunity for the customer to ‘suss out’ the company before committing to work with them. Discovering a company’s reputation for the aspects that matter to you (price, customer service, product quality, eco-awareness etc) is made easier when the business runs in the community around you.

Why Dress Your Windows Locally?

Curtains and window treatments are an investment and a decision you will have to live with for quite some time. Working with a local company representative will ensure you can contact and even visit your supplier in your area to ensure you get the highest quality product at a competitive price.

To experience local service with a personal edge, contact Rian’s Window Treatments to discuss your window treatment vision and take advantage of our extensive product knowledge and free quote service.

5 mistakes that you could make when hanging curtains

Pleat CurtainsGreat, curtains can enhance your interior design plus they are also functional. Curtains can block out light, noise and gives you instant privacy! When installing curtains, there are several things you need to be aware of.

The proper way to hang curtains

Choosing the right curtain is fun but it doesn’t stop there – it continues when you hang your curtains. Hanging curtains can give you the chance to create the perfect look for your room. However, there are some common mistakes you should be aware of before you hang your curtains.

5 mistakes for hanging curtains

  1. Measuring incorrectly
  2. Hanging curtains too low
  3. Buying short curtains
  4. Not thinking about the width and fullness of your curtains
  5. Avoiding ironing

Lounge Room Curtains and great floors call For lovely flooring call Rian’s Window TreatmentsIn order to get the most from your curtains, some common mistakes you should avoid are:

1. Measuring incorrectly

Make sure you measure your windows and make necessary adjustments for how you want them to hang.  It will save time and money if you get it right the first time.

2. Hanging curtains too low

If you would like to make your room appear larger and taller, hang your curtains and rods closer to the ceiling to get that feeling of extra space. This is very important for small rooms.

3. Buying short curtains

Make sure your curtains touch the floor. Even if you have to buy the next size up, it is better to have longer curtains than short curtains. Besides, it is easy to have them hemmed.

4. Not thinking about the width and fullness of your curtains

Measure the width of your windows. Usually, you have at least 2 to 2 ½ times your window’s width. For a standard 1800mm window, your panels should cover at least 3.6 metres or more.

Bedroom Curtains5. Avoiding ironing

Wrinkled curtains are not nice to look at and wrinkles do not always fall out. Before hanging your curtains, iron or steam them so they look fabulous.

5 mistakes that you could make when hanging curtains

Are you making any of these mistakes?  Perhaps it’s time for a change to avoid them and achieve the look you want for your home.

Don’t know what curtains will best fit your home?
Contact us, Rian’s Window Treatments, to discuss your ideas and requirements. We are curtain experts and can provide advice on styles, fabric and design so you find the perfect window treatments for your home. Ring us now for a free quote.

 

Will Roller Shutters Keep The Cold Air Out Of My Home?

Roller Shutters Security and ProtectionWant to keep cold air from blowing inside your home? Install roller shutters now and enjoy snuggly winter in a lovely warm home.

Weather resistant

Roller shutters as mounted on the outside of your door or window and will block out any weather conditions.  Just lower down your shutters and you can enjoy a warm home this winter. Plus the roller shutter will prevent all your warm air escaping through your windows and doors so you won’t have to spend as much on heating costs.

In summer you can enjoy cool air by rolling down your shutters preventing heat from entering your house. Then roll them up to let cool afternoon sea breeze to blow into your home. Roll your shutters down or up; getting comfy it is that easy.

Other benefits of Roller Shutters

  1. Noise prevention
  2. Privacy
  3. Security

Noise prevention

Roller shutters can hush the noises from outside your house keeping a lovely quiet place for sleeping. Just roll down your shutters then you can have sound sleep all night. Or if you’re a shift worker and need to sleep in the morning, enjoy your noise proof house with roller shutters.

Privacy

Roller Shutters Available at Rian’s Window TreatmentsNeed privacy? Having privacy is easy with roller shutters. Leave the world outside in your private home covered with shutters. If you don’t want visitors disturbing you then just lower your shutters and enjoy privacy you ever dreamed of.

Security

Want to leave your house for extended periods of time? Let your roller shutters secure your house for long time and you can enjoy your long holiday or time away at work knowing your home will be safe and sound.Secure your house with roller shutters preventing thieves from getting inside your house.

Will roller shutters keep the cold air out of my home?

Yes, roller shutters can keep your home warm and keep the cold air out but there is so much more to roller shutters. Install roller shutters now and be carefree anytime you want.

Need help installing roller shutters?

Call Rian’s Window Treatments on 9581 5005 to discuss your needs. We offer roller shutters, blinds, curtains and internal shutter