The Best Fabrics & Materials For Your Outdoor Blinds & Awnings

The look, feel, and longevity of your outdoor blinds and awnings is only ever as good as the materials used. That may sound obvious, yet still too many people choose cheap and lower-quality options, not realising that initial costs saved may be negated down the line when they have to replace their prematurely weathered outdoor […]

How To Clean Awnings & Outdoor Blinds

  Whether you’re in the urban heart of Brisbane or beach side on the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, your outdoor blinds and awnings will face the common denominators of dust and dirt, and require some simple, basic maintenance to keep them in top shape. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that maintenance has to be […]

What To Look For When Buying PVC Shutters? Our Expert Advice

A cheap price may be tempting for bargain hunters, but it’s important to know what the true cost of saving a few dollars is – especially when it comes to buying PVC shutters. Sure, you know the spiel about low-grade products not having the same look or feel as their quality counterparts, and certainly not […]

The Essential Guide to Buying Shutters

  To the untrained (and inexperienced) eye, there might not be an easily noticeable difference between two different shutters of varying quality – at least initially, anyway. But give it a little time, and you’ll quickly learn that low-grade knock-offs simply don’t have the mileage that shutters made from high quality materials and craftsmanship do. […]

Outdoor Lighting Ideas For Your Patio or Deck

You’ve got your new awnings in place, now it’s time to make your outdoor space look even more beautiful with the right lighting to enhance it. Whether you’re entertaining guests, sharing a meal, or simply relaxing, there are a number of ways people make the most of their outdoor areas and the way you illuminate […]

Buying Outdoor Blinds & Awnings – 5 Tips From The Experts

Outdoor blinds & awnings can make a huge impact on the functionality and visual appeal of your home, but with a myriad of styles and fabrics to choose from, the process of picking the right one for your home or building can be daunting. Whether you’ve just begun considering your options or you’re already knee-deep […]

Basswood: The Best Choice For Timber & Wood Plantation Shutters

With so many materials to choose from, selecting the best shutters for your home can start to become a bit of an overwhelming task. Faux timber, the real thing, soft woods, hard woods; the options seem to be endless. What you should really be focusing on is finding something that has longevity and a great […]

Best Potted Plants Inspiration To Transform Your Patio or Deck

Factory Direct Shutters’ outdoor blinds and awnings go a long way in creating a brand new patio, deck, terrace or outdoor living space for you to enjoy, but that’s not the end of it. If you truly want to create something special in your backyard and maximize this new space, consider investing in some potted […]

How To Clean Your Shutters & Blinds In The Most Effective Way

To keep your shutters and blinds looking as fresh and clean as the day you first installed them takes a bit of light maintenance. Unfortunately, many people struggle finding the best and most efficient way of cleaning their shutters and blinds, i.e. the method that will give them the best return without having to apply […]

How To Save Money By Installing Shutters & Blinds

  There’s a weak link in your home that’s making you feel hotter in summer and colder in winter than need be, and no, it’s not your overworked air conditioner. It’s your windows. Yes, these glass portals into the outside world can make all the difference to your household’s year-round climate; they’re estimated to be […]