Carolyn Miller wrote:I have a mudroom which I use as a place to winter over my plants until my greenhouse is built. It is unheated except for electric space heater and leaving door from house open a crack. I have the space heater plugged into a thermocube plug so it doesn't come on above 40.
The mudroom has lots of windows so I want to make insulated blinds for them. I'm wondering about the insulating material for these-I'm planning on bubble wrap as I have it, but I may also be able to find some cheap bedspreads at the thrift store that I could use for insulation material. Has anyone here made any insulated blinds with either material? If so how did they work for you? As I said I'm leaning towards the bubble wrap as I have it, but will look for quilts if they will prove superior over the long run.
I plan on a nice outer fabric on room side (purchased at yard sale), insulation material and then waterproof curtain backing. I'm also intending on either magnetic tape on bottom or hooks to secure the blinds close to the wall so heat doesn't come up behind them.
Thoughts before I take the plunge?
Heather Hemphill wrote:I wasn't always home to open the blinds on a sunny day. We were away when my window cracked. But when we are home I would open them during the day.