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Add An Asian Flair To Your Home With Outdoor Bamboo Blinds

Oct 28, 2007
Outdoor bamboo blinds provide relief from the sun and rain, and they add a beautiful Asian feel to your home. Outdoor blinds made of materials like bamboo, wood, or other natural element are known in Japan as sudare or misu. The bamboo or wood is held together by yarn, string, or another decorative material.

Many people have outdoor areas on their homes, but use them less than they'd like because the area gets too hot or they get rained on when the weather is bad. In warm climate, outdoor areas can be used year round, particularly if there is some sort of weather protection. Outdoor blinds make your outdoor spaces more usable.

You can attach outdoor blinds to porches, verandas, or other outdoor areas with some sort of overhead structure. They are great for outdoor rooms in any climate because they block the sun, keep out the rain, and deter insects from getting in. Traditionally, bamboo blinds would be put up in the spring and then taken down in the fall. In warmer climates where outdoor areas can be utilized all year long, you can leave them up.

In Japan's past, sudare were tied together with expensive silk and gold embroidery. Some outdoor blinds had paintings on them, usually on the inside of the blind, and they sometimes have symbols painted on the outside. They were also used for imperial audiences.

Outdoor bamboo blinds can be rolled or folded up when you want to allow more light into the outdoor area. Perhaps your porch faces the south and is comfortable in the morning, but too hot with the sun in the afternoon. In this case, you can roll up the blinds during the morning hours, allowing the sun's rays in, and then unroll the blinds to block out the sun in the afternoon and early evening.

You can easily install the bamboo blinds on your porch or veranda. You'll need a few basic tools and the manufacturer's instructions. Just follow what the instructions direct and you'll have the blinds up in no time at all. Once you have them up, they are easy to adjust and roll up or down.

Outdoor bamboo blinds will give your home an exotic feel and look. You'll love how they look and how they help block the hot sun so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces more often. Outdoor blinds block the sun, but they also let in cooling breezes and allow for air circulation. This will help keep the outdoor area comfortable for you anytime you want to enjoy it.
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