Saturday, 11 August 2012

Blinds for Caravans

What blinds can you fit in a caravan or mobile home?

blinds for caravans
Depending on the type of caravan that you have you are able to fit a wide range of blinds. Touring caravans tend to be more difficult as due to the shape and often the raked angle of the windows they require slimline cassette type blinds that are usually only available from the caravan manufacturer. Static  caravans and mobile homes however offer much more flexibility and can be fitted with most types of blinds.

Blinds for Static Caravans

You can fit many types of window blinds into static caravans and mobile homes. Any blind that you would fit into a home can be fitted to a caravan. 

Normally a caravan wont have a recess around the window, this isn't a problem as you can fit the blinds  using face fix brackets. 

Vertical Blinds for Caravans

Vertical blinds work great in mobile homes and static caravans especially in the lounge area as these tend to have french doors or large bay windows. There isn't a special requirement for the blinds other than you need to use face fix brackets. Choosing blackout blinds will help to control the temperature of the caravan during summer and will also provide extra privacy in the evening. 

Venetian Blinds for Caravans

Venetian blinds are ideal for the areas in the caravan where space may be at a premium such as in a bedroom or kitchen. Aluminium venetian blinds are particularly suitable for caravan bathrooms and shower rooms as they are resistant to mould. Venetian blinds can also be face fixed and are very slim so as to not take up precious space. 

Replacing your caravan blinds couldn't be easier. Follow the measuring guide for blind size (no recess) and order as normal. When fitting ensure that you use a screw no bigger than your wall thickness, check on your manufacturers website or forum.