(PRWEB) October 15, 2010
The London Fire Brigade recently began a kitchen fire safety campaign entitled COOKSAFE, which seeks to highlight the great danger posed by kitchen fires. Their statistics state that around 60 per cent of all home fires begin in the kitchen, compared with only 7 per cent in the living room and 6 per cent in bedrooms. Approximately 70 per cent of kitchen fires are cooking related and over the last five years there have been 17510 kitchen fires in which a total of 2644 people were injured.
Fire retardant vertical blinds are a great choice for homeowners wishing to have a kitchen window covering which combines utility and style. The huge range of designs, materials, colours and accessories offered by Vertical Blinds Direct enable homeowners to completely customise their fire retardant vertical blinds to perfectly match the existing interior decor of their home.
The kitchen can be a busy area creating a great deal of mess and wear and tear which can affect the surrounding decor. Fire retardant vertical blinds are therefore ideal for kitchen use as the material they are fashioned from offers optimum safety and protection against the outbreak of a fire when cooking. Furthermore, any damage occurring over a period of time can easily and cost effectively be repaired due to the panelled structure of the blinds which enable simple and inexpensive replacements.
A homeowner looking over the huge range available from Vertical Blinds Direct may find making their final choice far from easy. Fire retardant vertical blinds are available readymade or made to measure and are available in a range of materials, opacity and colours. A final flourish can be added through a range of available accessories which include turrets, bottom shapes, poles, braids and pull toggles.
Alongside the aesthetic benefits of fire retardant vertical blinds are the practical safety they provide in the kitchen. The fire retardant material meets all British standards and is extremely effective in reducing the likelihood of a kitchen fire.
Following established kitchen safety tips will significantly reduce the possibility of a fire starting in the kitchen and having fire retardant vertical blinds installed to cover windows, which draw heat and cooking flames toward them, is a sure way to improve kitchen safety.
Vertical Blinds Direct cares about the safety of their customers and they are proud to deliver fire retardant vertical blinds which combine the finest design with the utmost protection against kitchen fires.
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