Homeowners have several varieties to pick from when it comes to choosing window coverings. The options range from curtains, blinds, shutters to shades. In this article, we’ll focus more on blinds. There are different types of blinds including vertical blinds, Venetian blinds, micro blinds, mini blinds, smart blinds, combi blinds, and panel blinds.
Blinds are quite the popular option for most people. One needs to put a lot of thought before they can pick what kind of blinds to use for their windows.
A Guide …
Let us look at the various elements that you should put in consideration when selecting blinds:
There is a pretty broad range of prices for the different types of blinds. Factors affecting the price are how it operates, amount of work that goes into construction, its features, and the material that it’s made out of. Generally, vinyl blinds are more affordable than those made of aluminum or wood.
- Construction material
The material is a really important factor to consider depending on your personal taste. Blinds can be constructed from a wide range of materials including:
- Faux wood
- Natural and Synthetic fabrics
Technology has brought with it so many advancements. These days you can get blinds in both manual and automatic configurations as well.
These blinds are adjusted by hand. They have a cord on one side that is pulled causing the blinds to be raised and lowered.
These blinds are a little bit more sophisticated and more expensive than the manual blinds. They include a motor that is controlled by a remote.
There is a wide variety of blinds to suit whatever interior style you would like to accomplish. Different types of blinds add different moods to your home.
The vertical and Venetian blinds normally accumulate more dust compared to the roller blinds. This makes the latter so much easier to clean. With the former, you have to clean each slat separately.
- Light Control
The main point of a blind is blocking out light as well as controlling the amount of light. Blinds are a great way to control the amount of light since you can adjust them as you please.
- Sound Control
Blinds allow sound to pass through them. Also, on windy days, the blinds can make a racket. The solution here is to find blinds that are made out of heavy material.
Depending on the amount of time you have and the amount of money you are willing to spend, you have the option of choosing between:
- Ready Made
These are made in the common window sizes. They are cheaper and can be delivered on the same day you make an order.
- Made to measure
These types of blinds are custom made by the manufacturer for the customer. Every aspect of the blind is customized so they’re perfect for houses that have odd shaped windows. It might take a week or more for the delivery to be made, depending on the level of customization desired.
Some of the additional features you may find on blinds include:
- Sheer shades
- Thermal Insulating pockets
- Blackout fabric