At first4blinds we are passionate about windows – dressing them up and making them look spectacular.

Blinds, curtains or shutters – the choice is huge and the only thing that will limit you is your own imagination (although with our help, there’s no need to stop there?)

As a family-run and friendly business, we provide an all-round customer-focused service to help you put together a scheme, from the first visit to the showroom through to fitting and co-ordinating the accessories. With more than 40 years’ experience in the retail window blinds trade, we know what we are talking about, and working with some of the best manufacturers in the country means that if we don’t know the answer then we almost certainly know someone that does.

Working closely with customers and understanding their needs means that each and every blind from first4blinds is designed in a unique way that will truly enhance your home.

Meet The Team!

First 4 blinds is a team made up of spouses, friends and neighbours :) a  recipe for disaster for most but not at Kingsley park terrace.

Beverley and Allen Houghton have owned the company since 1999 when Beverley gave her nursery nursing job up to open a market stall selling lamps and shades. It has gone from strength to strength to the present day when they are now one of Northamptonshire’s premier blind, curtain and shutter company.

Beverley Houghton

(The Boss :) )

Beverley is mad about interiors and passionate about the business. The most important thing is that the customer must be happy and will go to any length to make it happen. After opening the market stall in januAry 1999, kipper season, everyone thought she was mad with her boundless enthusiasm and ambition. This is the same today and is never happier than when she is helping customers choose the perfect solution for their home.

Allen Houghton

(The boss when Beverley says so :) )

Allen joined Beverly in the business shortly after she opened the stall as he could see it’s potential. Giving up his own engine tuning business.  With his experience over the years in business was able to rein Beverley’s enthusiasm in and target their strengths. With Allen’s customer focus and practical skills they were soon able to open their first shop in May 2000 and add made to measure blinds to their repertoire. The rest is history.

Barry Edmunds

(fitter – Coffee, milk and 3 sugars please!)

As Beverley and Allen’s friend and neighbour it was an easy choice to take Barry to be the companies full time fitter.  Barry has been with the company since 2007 and in this time he has established himself as an extremely precise and conscientious key member of the team.

Natalie Edmunds

(Barry’s better half and Office Manager)

Natalie has an essential role within first4blinds, she’s the one that makes sure you will get your order on time. Natalie is the oil in our engine, the one that keeps us all in order!

Paige Kemp

(Design Assistant and makes great coffee!!)

Paige joined us in July 2013, straight from Birmingham University where she graduated with a degree in Interior Design. Paige is bursting with ideas and is probably the first person you see when you come and visit us!

Annabelle Edmunds


Annabelle is our Saturday greeter and is also one of Barry and Natalie’s five daughters! Keeping first4blinds with a steady stream of staff for years to come!

Fully Checked and Accredited…

All members of our team visiting homes are CRB checked so you are safe in our hands.