We’ve recently redone our backyard and put in a large entertaining area. Down the left-hand side of the house, we built a big timber deck around a built-in brick BBQ, and come summertime it’ll be perfect for having guests over for dinner. We put a pergola over the decking to make sure that we can still spend time outside despite the rain, but we didn’t factor in the wind. It can get pretty brutal, so a mate of mine suggested café blinds. He installed them out the front of the café he owns, and hasn’t stopped raving about them ever since. They still let in all the natural light and you can barely tell they’re there, but they work wonders when it comes to stopping the wind and rain from coming in. We called Blockout Blinds to get a quote as we were told they do café blinds Melbourne wide, and they were able to come out to our house straight away to measure up the pergola. They presented us with a few options that we really liked, and their pricing was very competitive which was also a bonus. They did a really professional job and the entertaining area is now looking 100%. Give Blockout Blinds a call, trust us.