We're very happy with our blinds. But there is one tiny little detail that slipped past us. The French doors in the ensuite.
We have clear glass in all our windows, including bathrooms and toilet. I was happy with that, and never considered an upgrade to anything else. I love the look, and privacy shouldn't be an issue with venetians. Except for this....
Good light control, and the blinds match the timber doors pretty closely.
Closed. We have total privacy....or do we?
Um. The toilet is to one side of the doors, the shower to the other. And because the blinds can't be even partially recessed, there's a gap.
A pretty BIG gap....I could wave to the brickies working next door, while sitting on the loo.
We decided that we'd replace the blinds at some point with plantation shutters, custom-made to fit, but that in the meantime we'd get a privacy film applied to the glass, so we can live with what we have. We did some research and discovered that to get a company to come out and apply privacy film to the existing glass was about $250. Whaaat? It would only cost $200 to have the clear glass replaced with translucent.
I really didn't want a permanent change - I still like to be able to see out when I want to.
Then I came across this website. A translucent film that you can buy on a roll and apply yourself. For around $16. I emailed the company (they're in Thomastown) and they told me that Bunnings stock the product, or I can buy it direct from them. Today I found it in the flywire aisle at Bunnings. Problem solved!
We can't apply it just yet, as one of the doors is being replaced due to warping. But I'll post up some photos when we do.
Thought it might be a useful product for others to know about. :o)