In association with Luxaflex.
Are there areas of your property that aren’t as useable as you’d like? As the season heats up, consider how you can maximise your home’s potential by identifying the spots where the sun (or the wind, or prying eyes) calls the shots, then getting them covered. At any hour of the day, here, there or everywhere, it’s relatively easily done.
No matter how good a house looks, your happiness at home rests on its functionality and comfort, inside and out. Luxaflex has been backing Kiwis on this front since the 1950s, and we admire how well they know what we need. Their premium designs expertly regulate light and heat while acting as sophisticated décor accents, all of which can be automated. Now we’re talkin’ — so which solution will make your summer?
With five different models in the range and more than 280 marine-grade fabric colours, we like Luxaflex Te Rā Awnings for their customised outdoor coverage. Their folding arms can span up to 7m and project up to 4m without the need for posts or other structures for support. Plus, unlike traditional plastic cables and metal chains, the material that holds them up is 15 times stronger than steel and resistant to UV, chemicals and moisture.
Create an outdoor room with Luxaflex Evo External Screens, a contemporary, minimalist choice for shade and weather protection, which also come in five styles. In straight-drop or pivot-arm form, each is as tailored as the next and vigorously tested to guarantee longevity on every functional and aesthetic level. Motorisation is a no-brainer, but if you opt for manual operation, the crank is user-friendly, even for kids.
Interior privacy and light control are all yours with Luxaflex Roller Blinds, for which you can select from hundreds of UV- and fade-resistant, filtering or sunscreen, sheer or blockout fabrics to suit your scheme throughout the house. Extra-handy is the automation tech that means you can operate or schedule them to raise and lower when you’re away from home for improved security.
If you prefer the classic profile of Luxaflex Venetian Blinds, you’ll be happy to hear they’re now manufactured in up to 97% recycled aluminium that forms flexible slats that won’t peel, scratch or discolour. Or go for plantation-grown Luxaflex Timber Venetian Blinds, which you can easily brush or vacuum any dust right off. Woodmates, their faux-timber counterparts, are even hardier, and brilliant in kitchens and bathrooms as they don’t fall prey to high humidity.
If you ask us, Luxaflex Duette Shades are the most beautiful of the bunch, and ideal when you or the weather can’t make up your mind. Their unique honeycomb structure traps and blocks heat and helps to absorb sound, while their anti-static fabrics repel dust. But the best bit is their bottom-up, top-down or combination configurations that offer a change of scene whenever you want it. Summer’s coming — how about that free measure and quote?