Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Nate Gromen You upgrade your home from laminate counters to granite, from linoleum to bamboo flooring, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when should you upgrade from your blinds? There are many ways to tell that today is the time to upgrade your blinds, and lots of options for replacement window treatments in Cleveland. Let’s take a look. Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Cleveland Some signs are more apparent than others, but all of these signs are how you know it’s time to upgrade from your old blinds. Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot If your thermostat is running most of the time but your room is still drafty or hot, see if it’s your windows. The majority of heat loss is through your windows, and flimsy blinds aren’t very energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more sustainable window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for top of the line heat blocking and a more comfortable room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Interior Style Remains in the Past Do your windows resemble your parent’s house? It can be tricky to know the latest interior design trends, but if you’re lagging behind by ten years or more, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So there are two options: you can update to the latest trends as they change each year, or choose a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Cleveland homes go with any style, as do classic window treatments like natural wood blinds or streamlined draperies. Your Blinds Can Easily Break Most miniature blinds show signs of heavy use within a year or two. Broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they reflect poorly on your windows. Investing in a more durable, warranty-backed window treatment can keep your windows looking great. The Top Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Cleveland When it does come time to say adios to mini blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, depending on your home’s needs. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most popular choices when Cleveland homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they tend to be sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on the material can reduce a large amount of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Another wonderful blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re built to trap more heat than regular shades, are easy to use, and provide a ton of options for colors, patterns, fabrics and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re wanting to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They hang down from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but move very easily and look more stylish since they have large fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Cleveland at 440-561-6787 to have a free in-home estimate from one of our window design professionals, or use the form below!