Customer Review: New Venetians perfect for letting in the light

April 14, 2014

Graham TurnerWhen Barbara and Graham Turner decided to revamp the window coverings in their kitchen, they had certain issues that they wanted to tackle.

Barbara said: “Originally, we had roller blinds and a short net on the window. It’s south-facing, and in the summer we had problems with the sun reflecting in, which gives me migraines.

“Pulling down the roller blind, though, made the room really dark, which is a shame on a nice sunny day.”

Visiting the Made to Measure Blinds website for ideas, Barbara and Graham found plenty of inspiration.

“I couldn’t believe how much choice there was, particularly in colours,” said Barbara. After deliberating, they settled on Venetian blinds because they can be tilted to allow in as much sunshine as you like.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with them,” said Barbara. “When it’s sunny, you just tilt the slats and you reduce the glare without cutting out the light. And even on gloomy days, just by tilting them the other way it seems to make the room brighter.

“We could have picked a number of the colours, but in the end we chose Antique Silver because we thought the metallic look is good in a kitchen. It was a big help being able to order samples, so we could look at them in place and see what worked best, and we’re very pleased with our choice.”

The Turners were unconcerned about measuring up and fitting the blinds after taking a good look at the website.

“The information on the site was really useful, and so were the videos,” said Barbara. “We had no trouble whatsoever fitting the blinds, and we think they look lovely.”

We thought so too – and the Turners won a £30 voucher in our Before and After competition.

“We’d certainly use Made to Measure Blinds in future if we decided on more blinds,” said Barbara. “We’re delighted with our kitchen windows now.”

Blind Intervention: The Before and After

October 19, 2012

In August we ran a promotional contest to find “Britain’s Ugliest Blind” with our local constituents.  It was our hope that we could highlight how many people hold on to unsightly or broken window coverings, and have some fun with our photograph contest.  We certainly did get some proof that there are some blinds in desperate need of replacement in Britain, and we enjoyed the participation of all our entries as well as the friends and family members that voted on the submissions.

The contest was the first promotion we ran through Facebook using the Wildfire application, and we think it was a lot of fun!  Feedback was certainly positive and the good natured approach was a great opportunity to suggest how easy and economical it is to replace unflattering blinds with new fashionable styles for the home, made to measure with our bespoke service.

When we announced the three winners we asked them to consider providing feedback on their purchase experience with Made to Measure Blinds UK.   Having provided gift vouchers in for £200  £100 and £50 respectively, we were eager to publish before and after pictures for our three winners to share in their excitement as they installed their brand new blinds.  We also hoped to demonstrate through our three winners how easy it is to order your blinds online, made to measure for your space and save through self-installation.

Our second prize winner Joanne Bean was incredibly excited to be our second prize winner and received a voucher for £100 of our window blinds.   She was a cheerful and wonderful woman who took the time to write us back in order to express her pleasure with her order.

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the blinds which I won in your recent “Britain’s Ugliest Blind” contest! We installed the blinds today and they are fab! They’ve totally transformed my office space, were very easy to fit, and look fantastic! I’m so pleased with them that we are going to be ordering more this week to complete the room.”

A few weeks later Joanne wrote back to us on Facebook that she was so pleased with her order and the look of her first room, that she had placed a second order to decorate a new room.    She then sent pictures of the second room she furbished with Made to Measure blinds and Joanne was equally pleased with her second order, a beautiful choice in venetian blinds.

On behalf of us all at Made to Measure Binds UK we would like to thank you Joanne for  your friendly disposition and your good spirited participation.  Thank you for providing us with the pictures and for all your kind words about our products and service.  We are not the largest blinds manufacturer out there but we like to think we just might be the most conscientious when it comes to caring about our customer satisfaction.   It matters to us, and so do you Joanne!  Enjoy your new blinds and thank you for choosing Made to Measure Blinds UK for your bespoke window covering service.