3 Things to Consider When Choosing New Blinds


For your home's windows, blinds may not be the first thing that you consider. However, blinds are more than just decorative additions to your home's windows. They are functional window treatments that are a necessity in many homes. When choosing new blinds, you have various styles and materials available. If you struggle to determine which blinds will work best for your windows, here are three things to keep in mind. 

Your Home's Style

The first thing to consider when shopping for new blinds is the style of your home. If you have a traditional style home, you may want to look into conventional style blinds and vice versa if you have a modern home. Before you start shopping, take pictures of your home and have them on hand when you are looking at your options. This will help you visualize how a specific type of blind will look in your home. Also, keep in mind the size and shape of your windows. If you have very large or unusually shaped windows, you may need to order custom blinds.

Your Available Materials and Shapes

If you add new blinds to your home, the material will likely play a significant role in your decision as will the shape. Some options that you may want to consider include wood, plastic, faux wood, metal, paper, and even fabric. Window blinds are also available in various shapes. Horizontal blinds are a favorite for standard size windows, but vertical blinds work well for large windows and glass sliding doors. You'll also have the option between blinds already made and ready to be installed and blinds custom made for your home.

Your Overall Budget

Installing blinds throughout your home can quickly become expensive. Before starting this project, setting a budget is essential. The cost of blinds is impacted by the material as well as whether or not they are custom. Basic blinds can cost as little as $7 to $25 each. Custom blinds, however, cost between $150 and $200 per window. Professional installation will also add to your costs. Before you look into blinds for your home, determine how much you can afford.

If you want new blinds for your home, you have a few things to consider. First, style is essential. When choosing blinds, you want an option that fits the style of your home. Also, many different materials, sizes, and shapes of blinds available. Thoroughly looking into your options will ensure that you find the best blinds for your home. You'll also want to set a budget before you start your search. Custom blinds and high-end options can quickly become expensive.


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Clear View: A Blog About Windows

Take a look out your windows. Do you like the view? Maybe the view is beautiful, but you wish you could see more of it. Or perhaps you just wish that the window itself was in better shape so it did not distract from the view! Replacing your windows may seem like a big step, but a window replacement company can make it easy. A good window replacement company can replace your smaller window with a big picture window, or simply give you windows that complement your home's style. We invite you to read the articles on this blog and learn more about windows.