How To Buy Blinds
Whether you want privacy, style or the two,. selecting window treatments can be a task. Do you go to your local home center, maybe a specialty store or should you shop online? How sheer or formal will you go? And why do your stylish friends always seem to get it right so easily?
Consider the following before buying blinds:
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Will it be buttoned up cozy or airy and bright?
Do you want the sunlight to shine on your kitchen sink or block it out in your bedroom? Are the windows you plan to cover located near the front door or are they facing your home’s sunny side? Your choice of fabrics and styles will be influenced by these factors.
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Size of Your Budget
Are you outfitting one or two windows or all the windows in your house? Consider a bigger and smaller budget on certain windows, depending on which you think are more and less important. As window treatments are priced based on their size, larger treatments are going to be pricier. When ordering custom sizes and specialty patterns, fabrics or features, be prepared for a higher price.
The amount of time and effort you can spend for maintaining the blinds is also a factor. Cleaning standard blinds can be easily done at home, but because they tend to be dust magnets, they will require attention every now and then. Also, shades in textured fabrics and weaves are naturally inclined to hide dirt, so you have to vacuum them or hire professional cleaners.
Check your own decorating style – casual or formal? Classic or edgy? Bold colors can are fun and energizing, while muted hues are more relaxing. Do you want blinds with cords or sleek and cordless?
If your household includes young children, it’s probably safer to choose cordless blinds.
If you want slats that can be tilted to control the amount of sunlight that gets in, blinds are a great option.. They give you a nice, clean custom-fit and are also perfect for privacy. Aside from size, the material used in making the blinds also affects price.
Below are some types you’ll want to know:
> Wood blinds are made in light and dark colors and are either polished or painted. They’re not recommended for kitchens or baths or any area where there is moisture, not for bedrooms or living rooms if you want a softer atmosphere.
> Insulating blinds are energy savers and can block or screen light, making them a good investment.
Finally, before you purchase window blinds and shades, make it a point to choose a good supplier so you can get quality products. Not just aesthetics but also durability is very important.