Blinds vs Curtains: What’s Best?

It’s an age-old argument - are blinds better than curtains? You probably know our position on this discussion given what we sell! We specialise in blockout blinds in NZ as well as every other type of blind, such as Verticals, Venetians, Timber and roller blinds. We believe blinds have many advantages over curtains, but that doesn’t mean that the latter has no place in your home. If you are currently weighing up whether you should have blinds or curtains in your windows, we’ll give you our side of the argument. We hope you find it useful.  

Our custom-made blinds will exactly fit any size window so they offer great energy efficiency. As an example, even when open and letting in natural light, our Venetian blinds still provide a protective barrier against the cold or heat, giving you great energy savings throughout the day. In this regard, they are much more flexible than curtains. Our aluminium blinds are also hard wearing, durable, and able to withstand moisture in kitchens and bathrooms. They’re just a few of the benefits that blinds will bring you. Here is a more comprehensive list to help you decide whether they’re right for you.

  • Lots of colours and designs are now available in modern blinds making them more of a feature than ever before 
  • Can offer superior insulation qualities and good energy savings when exactly fitted to a window.
  • A cleaner and more minimal interior design feel is a better fit for modern building designs. 
  • More durable and stronger than curtains particularly when made from aluminium.
  • Can be used anywhere in the home including rooms where there is a lot of moisture i.e. bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Can filter in light without having to be fully closed or open. 
  • Can reduce glare and UV rays while still allowing natural light into the home or office. 
  • Easier to clean and maintain - it’s a breeze to clean modern blinds thanks to new cleaning tools. On the other hand, it’s a little more difficult to remove curtains, put them through the wash, and re-hang. 

That’s our side of the great debate! Modern blinds are good looking and long-lasting and the perfect choice for any home or office. We’re happy for you to get in touch with us to tell us about your home and office and we’ll help you decide on the best options for you. And, of course, we’ll be just as delighted to give you a free measure and quote.  

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Total Look Blinds has the best and most experienced people in the industry with a combined experience of greater than 180 years within the industry. If we can’t help you nobody can. We offer free help and advice when you ask us to meet with you.
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Professional installers Highly recommendMarley Brady ★★★★★ We had stunning shutters installed throughout the house. The staff were great and we love the final look! 5 starsCelia Louis ★★★★★ Love all of our new roller blinds, definitely a much more modern look. We were given great advice during consultation and everything has gone smoothly installers were very efficient too. Thank you!Sarahlou Clark ★★★★★ AAA+++ service professional recommended to all. I thought I could imagine what it was going to look like but I am absolutely rapt looks so fresh, clean and high end it’s mind blowing and great price Thank you so much.Paul Weeks ★★★★★ Carolyn and the team were brilliant to deal with. Friendly efficient service and incredibly knowledgeable. Also provide a fantastic product. Highly recommend Total Look blindsGaye Heywood ★★★★★ Total -Look BlindsWould recommend them they are organised, friendly, great communication, quick installation. Nothing is a problem. Very happy with their service from start to finish.Gary Patterson ★★★★★ Great advice, service, installation and price. Terry listened to the challenges we were trying resolve and provided a couple of different solutions and steered us accordingly. We have installed black, blackouts in a bathroom with black tiles (with mounting into tiles, with the installation done expertly!), the rest were a combination of 2% & 5% shade in white. They have come up great. The installation by Joe and another Terry was fantastic, both lovely guys! Highly recommend.Mary McDonald ★★★★★ Having worked with Total Look Blinds previously, they were our number 1 choice when we decided to install Shutters in our new home - we are absolutely thrilled with the result. Adds a 'wow' factor ! Thank you so much TLB - everyone we have dealt with has been fantastic. 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From 3 years ago when Roger installed the Blinds to the fantastic after sale service today, absolutely brilliant. Jo and Roger are just such nice people. Thank you!Paula Reason ★★★★★ Total Look Blinds are amazing ! Fantastic fast service , top quality product, friendly, and best of all , installed early !Leila El-yassir ★★★★★ I cannot recommend Total Look Blinds enough. From start to finish, their professionalism, expertise, and attention to detail were truly commendable. The quality of their blinds is exceptional.The customer service provided was second to none. Brent and David were knowledgeable, friendly, and always ready to assist. They patiently answered all my questions and helped me make informed decisions that perfectly matched my style and requirements.They went above and beyond to ensure that I was completely happy with my blinds. Any concerns or issues I had were promptly addressed and resolved to my utmost satisfaction.I highly recommend Total Look Blinds to anyone in need of high-quality blinds and outstanding service. I am extremely pleased with my blinds and the overall experience. Five stars all the way!Royden Motu ★★★★★ Hi. Love our new blinds. Great service from start to finish. Highly recommend Carolyn and the TLB team.Gemma Vavasour ★★★★★ Fast. Efficient. Fabulous blinds we paid the extra for fabric for block out roller blinds. Highly recommend.D Smith ★★★★★ I've used Total Look Blinds on a number of occasions and have always have excellent quality and service, Lauren is fantastic to deal with. I highly recommend them!Christine Chang ★★★★★ Absolutely a great company. The sales consultant, Terry is so passionate with his job & Richard the installer was great.Would totally recommend to anyone. The pricing is very competitive. 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I had intended to go for a different set of blinds but after consulting, the one I ended up choosing turned out way better as it matches the house.Installation was a breeze, Carl was apparently quite new but it sure didn't seem like it! Blinds look amazing. There was one I pointed out that appeared a bit slanted and Carl took it back with him to have it fixed. The team worked on it with no fuss and now I have perfect blinds to enjoy (:Highly recommended, will be requesting again for my other windows! Thanks team.Jackson Whitham ★★★★★ Outstanding service from everyone at Total Look Blinds. Jo was incredibly helpful in quoting a sun screen blind over the phone including looking up previous work done at home to match measurements, ordered over the phone and installed in less than 2 weeks - well ahead of schedule - high quality, friendly installer. 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From the sales visit to the installation, so easy to work with the great people of Total Look Blinds! Love that they are made here in NZ too! Thanks!Pete Jay ★★★★★ The process with TLB has been exceptional. From initial measure, color selection and quoting to the final fitout has been amazing. The attention to detail the installer took to make sure all the little things were taken care of was great. Would recommend to anyone in the market for blinds and shutters - it has really made our new home even better! Thanks again.Darc Swan ★★★★★ Excellent people to deal with and products that look great/good quality/well priced. Would highly recommend.john millanta ★★★★★ Roger was wonderful put them in nicely great service total look 👀 blindsjs_loader
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