Choosing the Right Custom Blinds for Homes

Once you have determined whether you need horizontal blindsor vertical blinds, you then have to decide what material of blinds you are wanting for your home. This is very important, as each material has its own pros and cons. Whether you are purchasing horizontal or vertical blinds, you have quite a few material options to choose from.

These options can include:

  • Aluminum Blinds
  • Faux Wood Blinds
  • Hardwood Blinds
  • Vinyl Blinds
  • Fabric Blinds

Aluminum is a very popular and traditional material for custom blinds. They are known for being versatile and durable, as well as quite economical. They are an opaque material, so when they are completely closed, they offer quite a bit of light control and privacy. You also have the option of opening them completely or you can turn the slats so that they redirect and still limit the amount of light that is allowed in.

Faux wood blinds are also a great option. They are affordable, durable, and beautiful. You never have to worry about these blinds chipping, fading, splitting, or warping like some real wood blinds sometimes can. They are a great alternative to real wood that still keep the similar style and beauty. Keep in mind, though, that faux wood is often heavier than real wood, so that can put strain on your windows and make them harder to operate.

Real wood is a very elegant option for custom blinds. They come in a wide variety of paints, stains, and varnishes in order to complement any type of décor. These blinds give you lots of control over the amount of light in your home. Wood blinds also offer extra insulation to your home because of wood’s natural insulating properties.

Vinyl blinds are a very practical option. They are incredibly cost-effective and still look great. However, they aren’t always completely opaque, so they don’t offer as much light control as the previously mentioned materials do. However, one perk is that they are super easy to maintain and clean. All you have to do is wipe them down with a rag and they are good as new. You also never have to worry about the sun damaging them.

Fabric blinds are very common for vertical blinds, especially. They create a very sleek and modern look that is common in offices and homes. They are great for blocking out light and creating simple elegance in any space.

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