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Cheap Blackout Blinds

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by LFCRules, May 23, 2005.

  1. LFCRules

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    Hi,

    Having purchased my projector a couple of months ago, I have been hitting it hard watching my collection of DVD's. However, it is getting more difficult to enjoy as the year has gone along as I can't control the light due to the rubbish blinds I have in my flat. What I need are either some suitable blinds or curtains that could be used as a blackout.

    The problem is the flat is rented, so not major alterations are allowed. I have curtain rails up already, so they could be used. However, I was thinking of some sort of quick and easy solution, a type of blackout blinds to put over the windows rather than expensive curtains. I found these guys at easyblinds here that seem to fit the bill.

    Anyone else use them or know of another cheap and chearful option :lease:

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  2. Plamff

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    You can get blackout blinds in B+Q,

    I got some from ebay - just search for 'blackout blinds'

    Pretty cheap and v. effective
    :thumbsup:
    Good luck
     
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    I got mine from ikea the guy behind my house decided it would be a good idea to install massive flood lites which shone into my bedroom which used to be annoying late at night thanks to Ikea problem solved :clap:
     
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    Don't know whether they have 'Dunelm' around your way but they're definately worth a look. How about £12 to £23 for a blackout roller blind (depending on size) teamed up with some £8 blackout curtain liners (light seeps around the sides of roller blinds). You won't get much darker than that.
     
  5. LFCRules

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    Cheers guys, much appreciated
     
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    Ikea do a 2m wide one for £20
     
  7. Ciqala

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    one place i would say steer clear of is the ones from debenhams. mine pulls out of the holders a lot and the pull cord snapped on the first day. currently looking for a replacement myself :(
     
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    sorry to jump on this thread, but i have a loft window (similar to a velux but not a velux) , i have seen the blackout blinds for velux, do you knwo if you can various othersizes or similar to fit other windows?
     

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