A GRIEVING family has teamed up with the Echo to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of blind cords. Toddler Sophie Allen died six days after her mother found her tangled in the looped blind cord in the bedroom of her Sunderland home. At the two-year-old’s inquest last week, the city’s […]
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Sophie Allen, 2, was found hanging from a cord in her bedroom Inquest hears cord wrapped around her neck while she looked out of bedroom window Coroner Derek Winter demands more to be done to prevent future deaths Says millions of families could have deadly blind cords in their homes A coroner has demanded the […]
Q: Will solar blinds really keep my home cooler in summer? We have two large bay windows and I was looking at installing some Krumpers solar blinds or perhaps some awnings. I’m skeptical about the blinds since they still let heat inside the glass. A: Your plan is a great way to reduce heat […]
Q: My girlfriend and I recently bought a condo. It’s a two bedroom in an older building, with fairly large rooms and windows. We don’t consider it our forever address, but we will be here for at least five years. That said, we need advice on our window coverings. Neither of us are really drapery […]
Posted in Smart home | by Lynn Roller blinds are an excellent way to add style to your windows without having to do any lengthy or expensive alterations. They are relatively easy to fit, come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, designs and sizes and are suitable for any room in your home. A […]
If you’ve stayed away from vertical blinds when decorating your home for fear of it looking like a dentist office, there’s a new product out there that might change your mind. Architecture student Tyler Short has come up with a new design that modernizes the old school home accent once and for all. Known as […]
One of the most definitive and exciting signs of spring is when we are popping freshly cut daffodils into our favourite vase and positioning right in the centre of our table. An instant pop of colour giving a fresh and renewed look after a long dark winter. If we were to define the “spring […]
As Huey Lewis once sang… It’s Hip to Be Square! Since the time of ancient Greece, geometry has been at the foundation of design. The order and logic of geometry has allowed it to replicated and understood by everyone. The use of geometry has created some iconic architectural masterpieces like The Pantheon in Rome. Taking […]
Deva blinds are very pleased to announce that we have a UK supplier for shutters. Paul Pollard-Fraser, owner of Deva blinds said “I am really pleased that Luxaflex are able to manufacture shutters in their factory in Birmingham. Before we had to wait 12 weeks for the slow boat from China. Lot’s of my customers […]
Once they hear that a baby’s on the way, moms- and dads-to-be read all the babyproofing guidelines and buy every product they need to create a safe environment for their future child. Despite all the precautions, however, some families still find themselves facing a tragic situation. That was the case for Erica Barnes Thomas, […]