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Find the Perfect Blinds for Gable-End Windows

Hip-to-Gable extensions are a popular way of increasing the square footage of a property and creating more space. Unlike standard loft conversions, hip-to-gable extensions offer both increased height and floor space.

In a bid to enhance the aesthetic and create a more functional environment, an increasing number of homeowners are choosing to have gable-end windows installed. Instead of brickwork, clear panes of glass can be placed floor to ceiling. This maximises the amount of natural light in the room and ensures unobstructed views from your new storey.

Of course, it isn’t just modified properties that benefit from gable-end windows. They’re now such a popular feature that many new homes are designed to incorporate them. While gable-end windows do offer numerous advantages, they can be tricky to dress.

At Smart Blinds, we understand the importance of choosing the right blinds for your home. With the potential to complement your décor, frame the room and provide increased privacy, our blinds are the perfect accompaniment to shaped or gable-end windows.

Shutters for Gable-End Windows

Made to measure shutters are a stunning addition to any window but they’re particularly spectacular when they’re installed on gable-end windows. Shutters don’t overshadow the architectural feature, which ensures you’ll get the full benefit of your gable-end windows, both from inside and outside.

At the same time, shutters give you maximum control over lighting and privacy. The horizontal louvres can be adjusted according to the position of the sun, which means you can use your shutters as a form of temperature control too. By adjusting the louvres, you can maintain your privacy and prevent anyone from seeing into your space but still allow natural light to flow through and illuminate the area.

Shutters for gable-end windows can be manually controlled or motorised, so you can choose whichever option is easier for you. A manual control wand enables you to open, close or adjust your shutters when you’re in close proximity, while motorised shutters give you more freedom and flexibility. If you want to adjust your shutters with a remote control, your smartphone or even just your voice, an automated system is the perfect option.

Blinds for Gable-End Windows

Gable-end windows are, by design, large and unusually shaped. Typically floor-to-ceiling with a triangular shaped top, most homeowners assume it will be tricky to get blinds that fit. Fortunately, our made-to-measure cellular blinds make it easy to choose blinds that are a perfect fit for any gable-end window.

When your home features eye-catching styles, like gable-end windows, you’ll want to make the most of them. With a cellular blind system that’s been designed for unusually shaped windows, you can enhance the existing features while adding functionality to the space.

Most gable-end windows are too large for just a single pane of glass. Instead, numerous panes are used, and window frames comprised from timber or aluminium are used to strengthen the window and secure the glass.

Cellular blinds can be fitted to each pane, so that you can adjust blinds individually and create the perfect indoor environment. Rather than having to open or close the blinds across the entire window, you can simply adjust individual blinds to suit your needs.

Window dressings are essential if you want to maintain your privacy, but homeowners obviously don’t want to detract from the beauty of a gable-end window. Our cellular blinds are neatly installed so that they’re practically invisible when retracted. With no cords or wires on show, you can enjoy the view from your gable-end window when the blinds are open without noticing your window dressings at all.

Another advantage of choosing cellular blinds for your gable-end window is the temperature control they offer. Any large window has the potential to increase the indoor temperature when the sun is shining, which means rooms can become overheated in the summer. The honeycomb construction of cellular blinds means they’re a fantastic form of insulation. As well as preventing heat from entering the room in the summer, cellular blinds will help to keep the area warm in the winter and prevent heat from escaping.

How to Dress Shaped Windows

If your home features shaped windows, it’s essential to choose made-to-measure window dressings. Although there are some pre-made options available for shaped windows, these rarely offer the perfect fit you’re looking for.

With made-to-measure blinds or shutters, the exact design of your windows is accommodated. Furthermore, the type of installation is taken into account when your window dressings are created. If you have recessed windows, for example, you may prefer blinds that hang within the recess. Alternatively, you may be looking for perfect fit blinds that are installed within the frame itself.

Made-to-Measure Shutters and Blinds

The measurements of your blinds and shutters have a major impact on how they look and how they function, so it’s well worth using a professional measuring service. At Smart Blinds, we provide a free measuring service, so you can access our made-to-measure services at no extra cost.

In addition to this, we offer free professional installation, so you won’t have to worry about fitting or installing window dressings yourself. Although it can be difficult to install window dressings in any location, fitting shutters or blinds on gable-end or shaped windows can be particularly tricky. With experienced installers on hand, you can ensure that your window dressings are perfectly fitted and fully operational.

Remember – automated blinds will need to be connected to the mains or installed alongside discreet battery packs. If you don’t have experience with electrics, you’ll certainly want to take advantage of our free installation service!

To learn more about our range of shutters and blinds for shaped and gable-end windows, talk to our team today. Contact Smart Blinds on 01635 866 600 or 0118 950 9449. Alternatively, email us at and we’ll be happy to help.

published on July 28, 2020

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