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  • Posted on August 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Tips for Buying Window Blinds Blinds are the simple yet effective solution to window treatments that are extensively available in both brick-and-mortar and web-based stores. However, before buying blinds, you need to know the multiple kinds of blinds, significant considerations, and unique features. Type Venetian Blinds Venetian blinds appear to be the most common type of blinds. They are made of thin plastic slats of plastic or vinyl connected by strings. A cord is pulled to lower or raise the blinds, and a stick is twisted them to control the amount of light.
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Roman blinds are constructed using a piece of cloth, plastic, or any natural material, and can be lowered or raised to your height. A cord also raises and lowers the blinds, but there is no other way you can adjust the light. Vertical Blinds Vertical blinds come with wide slats that typically hang on a track. A cord is pulled to put the blinds on one side, and a stick rotates the slats to regulate the light. Honeycomb Blinds Honeycomb or cellular shades come with two layers of fabric that fold as the blinds are raised. The cross-section of this type of blinds is a sequence of hexagons, hence the name “honeycomb blinds. Honeycomb blinds relax but do not totally shut off sunlight. Stack Height The stack height refers to how much space the blinds take up when they are completely folded. Blinds having a short stack height are preferable if your window has a beautiful view outside. Sunlight Blinds block varied amounts of sunlight, depending on their materials. Wooden and aluminum Venetian blinds obviously darken a room (even fully) more than do honeycomb blinds. Size Blinds mounted on the inside of the window let more light enter through the sides but look more spick and span. Blinds that are mounted above the window must be larger than the window. These block the most light, but in any case, careful measurements are vital. Design Constancy Using the same kinds of blinds for all the windows in a room is preferable for the sake of unity in design. Honeycomb blinds are the only type of blinds that have the ability to lock in a layer of air between the outdoor and the indoor. This works for insulation, permitting light to enter while controlling heat and cold. As well, honeycomb blinds are the type that most frequently has a Bottom Up Top Down (BUTD) option. Special Blinds Lastly, certain special blinds are worth getting, especially in a household with small children and/or seniors. Examples of these include motorized, remote and cordless blinds, as well as BUTD blinds, which creatively allow you to open the blinds on top instead of just at the bottom.

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