Why Every Self Build Should Consider Blinds to Create a Stunning Home

26 September 2023

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Benefits of Blinds in a Self Build Home

A Self Build is often a dream for many homeowners as you can build the home you have always wanted, perfectly meeting your style and needs. It can also be a stressful process, with so many things to organise it is easy to forget important parts of your home.

One thing people forget is to consider what Blinds or Shutters they may wish to have on the windows of the various rooms of their home. There are many reasons why it is important to have Blinds or Shutters;

Modern self build blinds in a grey kitchen in Northern Ireland

Light Control

Quite possibly the first benefit of blinds you will think of is control over light. In the evening you want a dark peaceful sanctuary closed off from the world so that you can sleep. Most of the day you will likely want lots of natural light entering your home. Sometimes during the day you will want a break from the light, you may be feeling unwell, or the glare could be getting in your way.

Blinds and Shutters give you full control over the light entering your home. Some blind types such as Venetian or Aura even give you options to allow some light, or allow light and block glare. When you are designing your self build home you have the chance to control everything, including the light.

self build grey cellular blinds in a modern living room in Northern Ireland

Temperature Control

Many people do not actually realise that blinds and shutters can help control the temperature inside your home. This is because they can block out sunlight, preventing your home from heating up too much in warm weather. They can also act as insulation over your windows during cold weather, helping to trap heat in.

So rather than spending lots of money on high-tech heating or cooling systems in your self build, you can use a much simpler method that will also save you plenty on heating or electric bills trying to maintain a comfortable temperature.

self build modern aura blinds in a contemporary living room with fireplace in Northern Ireland


When you have finished your self build you will have a space that is yours to relax in comfort. The last thing you want is to feel exposed to nosey people from outside. Whether it is neighbours, dog walkers, or perhaps even unwanted guests, keep them out with blinds and shutters.

With options such as Café Style Shutters you can ensure privacy even when you may still wish to allow some light into the room.

self build cafe style shutters in cozy living room creating privacy from the busy street in Northern Ireland


One of the best things about a self build is that you are creating a blank canvas that you can use to create your style of home from scratch. Blinds and shutters are a great way to implement your style on your home. With so many different types that can use different materials, fabrics, patterns, shapes, and colours, you have so much choice.

Whether you want to make your windows stand out or pick something that will complement the rest of your décor, there are many options to choose from including options such as motorisation. Our Design Consultants will also support you through making this decision, providing samples and advice so that you can pick the perfect blinds or shutters for your new home.

When You Should Order Blinds for Your Self Build Home

It’s never too early to start thinking about blinds for your self build. With so many options available the sooner you start looking the better!

You can book your appointment for any time after your windows have been out into your house. It does not need to be fully completed as our Design Consultant simply needs the measurements for your windows.  This means you can have your blinds ordered to be ready for as soon as they can be installed so you are not waiting.

Self build blinds using blindspace with logo in Northern Ireland


For regular blinds or shutters, you don’t have to rush if you would rather focus on getting your self build completed before moving on to the interior design. The one exception is if you are wanting to use Blindspace!

Blindspace is where your blinds are built into the head of the recess. This means that you do not actually see the headrail of the blind and it is completely hidden when opened. This is perfect if you want to be able to see the entire window and allow as much natural light through as possible, whilst still being able to have the benefits of blinds.

If you want Blindspace then you would need to order your blinds before your walls are plastered so that the blinds can be worked into the design. If you are in the planning stages and considering this, feel free to contact us and we can discuss Blindspace today.

self build shutters in modern white room with view out to see in North coast of Northern Ireland

Appointment for Self Build Blinds

When you book an appointment for your self build we offer a specific new build appointment for any new build, self build, or home requiring more than ten individual blinds. This will allow for up to a full hour with our Design Consultant so that they can measure for every blind or shutter you are considering, and help you decide on the type or style.

We take care of everything throughout the process of having blinds installed. From measuring, to manufacturing, and then your complimentary fitting. Let us take care of it and bring all of the benefits of blinds to your self build project without any stress or hassle by booking your free home appointment with Village Blinds and Shutters.

Blinds For Self Build FAQ

  1. When Can I Order Blinds for a Self Build?

    You can discuss blinds with us at any stage however, we can only measure after you have you windows installed. If you would like to use Blindspace you will need to discuss this with us before your walls are plastered.

  2. What Appointment Do You Offer for Self Build Homes?

    We offer a free New Build Appointment which lasts for approximately an hour allowing our Design Consultant to measure all of your windows and discuss your requirements.

  3. What is Blindspace?

    Blindspace allows our blinds to be built into the head of the recess so that it can be completely hidden when open. To incorporate Blindspace you will need to contact us before your walls are plastered.

  4. What are the benefits of motorised blinds for selfbuild homes?

    Motorised blinds offer convenience and automation. They can be programmed to open and close at specific times, enhancing security and energy efficiency. Motorised blinds are an excellent choice for modern self-build projects. Village Blinds and Shutters are your local Certified Somfy Expert. Providing you with the very best functionality available.

  5. Can I get blinds customised to fit unique window shapes in my self-build home?

    Yes, many blind options can be customised to fit any window shape or size. This flexibility ensures that your blinds seamlessly integrate into your self-build home’s architecture.

  6. Do blinds provide privacy without sacrificing natural light?

    Yes, blinds offer a balance between privacy and natural light. You can adjust them to control the level of light entering your home while maintaining privacy.

  7. Are blinds a cost-effective window covering solution for self build homes?

    Blinds are often a cost-effective choice compared to other window covering options. They offer excellent value for money while enhancing the overall look and functionality of your self-build space.

  8. How can I choose the right blinds for my self build home’s interior design?

    Consider the style, colour scheme, and functionality you desire for your space. Our design experts can provide guidance and samples to help you select blinds that complement your self-build home’s interior.

  9. Can I schedule a home visit for blind measurements and consultation during my self-build project?

    Yes, Village Blinds and Shutters offers personalised service, including home visits for precise measurements and consultations. We are committed to ensuring your blinds are a perfect fit for your self-build home.

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Your new blinds and shutters all start with a convenient home appointment with one of our friendly design consultants.

1-10 Blinds Appointment

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Morning – 8:30am-11am
Midday – 11am-3pm
Afternoon – 3pm-5:30pm

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Village Blinds and Shutters Home Appointments FAQ

Our design consultant will arrive at the agreed time slot and ask you questions about your requirements and style preferences to help understand your project. They will measure your windows and discuss fabric/material options and provide you with a quotation based on your choices.

Depending on your requirements, a home appointment can take from 30 minutes for 1-10 blinds, to 60 minutes for 10+ blinds or window shutters. Our design consultant will work at your pace and we’re happy to stay longer to talk through your options and provide advice if you’d like.

We would ask ahead of the home appointment that you have arranged clear access to the window areas being measured and that any obstructing furniture or breakables near the windows are removed.

Once the windows are in, plastering has been completed and any tiling or skirting or architrave that might be close to the blinds has been installed. This will allow our design consultant to take accurate measurements.

Usually, our design consultant will be able to provide you with your quotation during your appointment.  Sometimes for some very bespoke projects pricing can take a little longer. If you haven’t heard back within 24 hours, give them a call or email and they will keep you updated.

Our production team work tirelessly to craft every single blind and shutter for our customers individually. Lead in times can vary depending on factors such as material availability and our production schedule. That being said we will always work to get your order as quickly as possible. Ask your design consultant for an up-to-date lead time estimate.

Village Blinds and Shutters offers free home appointment s across Northern Ireland. From Armagh to Whiterocks, Bangor to Strabane and everywhere in between. Why not book your free home appointment today?

Our design consultants strive to arrive for your home appointment within the scheduled timeslot, but unforeseen circumstances may occasionally cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience. If you have any questions about your booking please call out booking hotline on: 080 0059 0747

Our home appointment time slot is designed to enable you to get the most out of your time with our design consultant. It’s your opportunity to get free help and advice about your project from our experts. 

You can choose a convenient time slot from our morning slot, 8:30am-11am),  midday slot, (11am-3pm),  or afternoon slot, (3pm-5:30pm) (3pm-4pm on Fridays).