There are an increasing amount of demands made of home enhancements these days, as people want additions to their homes in Epping to be multifunctional. Things like window dressings are required to not only look spectacular, but to benefit the home in other ways, such as thermal efficiency. Curtains and blinds go some way towards retaining heat within your home as well as preventing draughts. Fully lined curtains can cut heat loss by 14%, and properly fitted blinds by 28%, which is why hand made expertly fitted products are essential to maximise the comfort of the home.
One thermally efficient home addition which is swiftly rising in popularity in Epping, is the Lambrequin. These ornate constructions will not only beautify your home, complimenting your curtains or blinds, but will effectively protect it from heat loss resulting in expensive fuel bills. Their rigid structure, blocks air flow around poorly sealed or ill fitting windows to insulate from heat and cold, they can also enable heightened privacy and light control. Bespoke Lambrequins from Applewood Interiors, are becoming a must have, providing a delightful focal point in any room and can be fashioned to co-ordinate with your existing décor.
A window can be transformed from an uninteresting and even perhaps asymmetrical part of the room, to a unique designer statement as well as a practical, energy efficient solution.
Bespoke Button Pelmets, Lower Fuel Bills, Tailored Pelmets, Theydon Bois & Upminster
Another excellent way to keep your home in Theydon Bois warm, lower your fuel bills and give it its own chic character, is by installing tailored pelmets. These clever and often under estimated window fittings, while bringing an individual flare to your surroundings, will keep your room warm and toasty by circulating the warm air back into the room. Alternately it creates a barrier in the hot weather, preventing the suns rays to penetrate into the room so allowing the home to stay cool. So both heating and cooling fuel costs are kept to a minimum and the carbon footprint of the home is reduced.
Stunning button pelmets in a range of styles are available in Upminster, from Applewood Interiors, created specifically to accentuate your windows. Buttons in contrasting colours add interest and facilitate a number of effects from quaint and playful to lavish and sophisticated. The button detail is now a prominent feature of some of the most striking home makeovers we have completed, drawing the eye and adding that final touch.
Vast Choice of Curtains & Blinds
Window dressings serve to make a huge visual impact as well as providing a practical and functional solution. They can create a gorgeous focal point for every room, but it can be tough choosing. There are so many products, styles, fabrics and colours, potentially leaving you totally confused. Should you go with curtains or blinds, do you want sumptuous, rich materials and colours or cool products that are sleek and chic? Do you want sheer products that gently filter the light, or those which can completely cut out all light. Window dressings are an investment, as it’s often a mistake to buy the cheapest you can find. They can make or break your interior décor, so it pays to take your time when choosing.
The first sensible decision to make, and the most important one, is the type of window dressing you require. Would you prefer floor length curtains for a touch of luxury, classy, fully lined varieties or quirky unique patterns. Perhaps you lean towards blinds for their clean cut, versatile and customisable nature. Each application in the home has to be considered also, so for instance items that could be damaged by moisture aren’t installed in the bathroom or kitchen.
Professionally Measured & Installed Window Treatments
Blinds are a popular option these days, and can look spectacular when made and fitted by specialists. If you want a fresh, minimalistic feel, and like to be able to control light and privacy, Roller Blinds are a good choice. Unobtrusive when open, and providing a beautiful patterned or plain feature when rolled down, they are extremely functional. Roman blinds are great for bringing the softness of drapery to your windows, and framing your windows beautifully.
To avoid wasting time and money, it’s advisable to use professionals like Applewood Interiors. Our team of dedicated designers will visit you in your own home, where you can browse our vast range of samples all free of charge. We can also talk over your ideas and the best way to achieve the look you desire. You won’t have to worry about measurements or installation, and we can answer any questions you may have, either then or at a later date. Your window treatments are going to be with you for a long time, so it’s important to get it right. There are so many ways to transform your home with curtains and blinds, and with our expert help you can’t go wrong!
Mysteries & Wildlife in Epping Forest, Essex, Conservation Area, Trees & Fungi
When two City of London forest keepers saw what they thought was a big cat sprawled on a tree branch one misty morning in Epping Forest, Essex, they could not believe their eyes. The incredible sighting of a black panther, turned out however to be the result of a stuffed toy placed on the tree by some jokster. The event jogged local memories of a day in 2012, when a major police hunt was launched, after reports of a possible ‘runaway lion’ in the Epping Forest area. The ‘lion’ was later identified as probably being Teddy bear, an extremely large local cat. Another time, a police helicopter loaded with firearms officers was discharged after the sighting of a ‘very large animal…possibly a lion’, the search found nothing.
These events are humorous, although it is not difficult to be taken in in this way, as Epping Forest is the largest open space in London, at 600 acres, two thirds of which is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Epping Forest is also known as a Special Area of Conservation, and is internationally renowned due to its ancient pollarded trees, including oak, hornbeam and beech. These exceptionally old trees support a network of insect species and many types of rare and vulnerable fungi. Wildlife is abundant here and you can spot muntjac deer, fallow deer, squirrels, rabbits, grass snakes, newts, toads, various colourful butterfly’s, swans, herons, skylarks, treecreepers and woodpeckers to name just a few.
Theydon Bois Rural Preservation Society & Friends of Upminster Windmill, Essex
The inhabitants of Theydon Bois are proud of their village which is why the Theydon Bois Rural Preservation Society was formed and has an active website full of news, history, photographs and information. The village of Theydon Bois dates back to Anglo Saxon times and the nearest two towns are Loughton and Epping. The local amenities coupled with the ease of access afforded by the rail network, mean that Theydon Bois is an attraction for people who seek a day in the countryside.
The group, Friends of Upminster Windmill, work to preserve and maintain this lovely old building, so that it can delight visitors for many years to come. Fascinating and detailed accounts of the intensive restoration work which has been ongoing over the years can be found on their website. The mill has been brought up to speed and is fully functional after various setbacks such as being hit by lightening more than once. The Millers House is undergoing excavation and numerous artefacts such as doorhandles, metalwork and porcelain are continually being unearthed.
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