From motorized Cellular shades to hand drawn Venetian blinds, the range of available choices is very extensive and diverse. Check out the tips below and see if they help you decide which type of window treatment is right for your home or business.
Don’t use blinds made from natural materials in kitchens or bathrooms
These rooms are usually more humid than the rest of your home, and therefore it's best not to use natural materials in them. The excess humidity makes them prone to rotting and becoming moldy. You should choose durable blinds such as aluminum or faux wood Venetians which are better-suited materials, as they are mildew and strong mold-resistant.
How to know when it’s time to replace your blinds
Blinds have a lot of wear and tear and most people replace them about every eight years. If you notice any of the following on your blinds, it is probably time to opt for a new pair: broken parts, difficulty opening/closing them, discoloration, or worn out cords. You may also want to replace them if you wish to add a modern update to your home, according to the new trends and improvements in the field, such as motorized blinds for instance.
Window treatments that give you privacy but also let light shine in
For some rooms like bedrooms or sitting rooms with large windows, you may want to get blinds that will both keep your room well-lit and ensure full privacy at the same time. You can keep the slots open in a position that will let enough light in but won’t let people see into your room from the outside.