Shades, Blinds, and Shutters: Choosing the Right Window Treatment
Although many Santa Clarita homeowners tend to mostly ignore them when redecorating or designing, the truth is that nothing can tie a room together like choosing the right window treatments. The problem is that with so many different colors, styles, and types to choose from, shopping for new window treatments can quickly become a huge ordeal.
Blinds, shades, and shutters are all excellent choices in certain situations. However, deciding which the best is generally comes down to your specific tastes, needs, and budget. Therefore, it’s important to look at each type of window treatment in more detail to determine which one is right for your home.
One of the reasons that shopping for new window coverings can be so confusing is that many people don’t actually know the difference between the various types. This is especially true of window shades and blinds as many people tend to use the two words interchangeably. However, there is one big difference between the two in that shades are made of fabric whereas blinds feature slats and are made of harder materials like plastic, metal, or wood.
Although all shades are made of a continuous length of fabric, they still come in a huge number of styles such as cellular, honeycomb, and Roman. You can also find a number of motorized shades that can be moved up and down automatically. As well, there are cordless shades that make a great option for those with children and pets.
Shades are great for the fact that they provide privacy and can help with light control. However, the majority of shades tend to soften or filter out light instead of fully blocking it out. Nonetheless, you can now find a number of UV-filtering shades that can help prevent sun light from damaging your carpet and furnishings.
One of the major benefits of shades is that they’re available in a huge number of style and fabric options including linen, cotton, polyester, and more. For this reason, shades can range dramatically in terms of overall price and quality. In this sense, they can be one of the most inexpensive options, while you can also find high-dollar shades that wouldn’t look out of place in the finest homes.
Like shades, window blinds come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and materials. Depending on the look you desire and budget, you can choose from composite materials, wood, aluminum, vinyl, or even leather. You also have a huge choice in terms of the width and length of the individual slats as well as whether you’d prefer the slats to hang vertically or horizontally.
Wood blinds are always a popular choice due to the fact that they are strong and durable while also allowing you to stain or paint them to match your existing décor and color scheme. Unfortunately, they tend to be one of the more expensive types of window treatments, which is why many people choose to go with less-expensive faux wood shades made out of vinyl or composite materials.
Although they may not be the first option to consider when looking for new window coverings, shutters can still be a fantastic option. There is no doubt that interior window shutters offer a truly elegant and eye-catching traditional look, while at the same time providing you total privacy whenever you wish. Furthermore, if you choose to go with plantation or café-style shutters, you also gain the added benefit of partial or total light control just as you would with blinds.
Shutters also happen to be far sturdier than blinds and especially shades. However, they also tend to be the most expensive type of window treatment. On the other hand, they are far better at insulating than other window treatments, which means that they could help you save money on your utility bills. In fact, this could easily end up offsetting the added costs over the life time of the shutters.
Modern shutters are made from wood, vinyl, or composite. Wood shutters are generally the strongest, best looking and most expensive, but the other two options can be just as good depending on the particular type you choose. When deciding on shutters, you’ll still have the option to choose from a huge range of finish styles and colors to virtually guarantee you’ll find a fit for your décor.
Buying new window treatments is never an easy decision, which is why we take the time to ensure all of our Santa Clarita customers are fully aware of all the possible options. With a huge range of shades, blinds, and shutters available, Blinds & Shutters of All Kinds can help make it easier for you to find exactly the window treatments you’ve been searching for including custom made products to fit windows of any size and shape. Combined with our dedication to customer service, this makes Blinds & Shutters of All Kinds your go-to source for all your Santa Clarita window covering needs.
Blinds & Shutters of All Kinds
23756 Lyons Ave.
Newhall, CA 91321