Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?10/02/2018Cory Cryer You upgrade your home from shag carpets to berber rugs, from old tile to hardwood, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when is the right time to upgrade from your department store blinds? There are a number of signs that today is the time to upgrade your blinds, and lots of options for replacement window treatments in Houston. Let’s get started. Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Houston Some are more noticeable than others, but each of these signs are how you know it’s time to move on from your old blinds. Your Room Is Frequently Too Hot or Cold If your heater or air conditioner are running most of the time but your room still isn’t the right temperature, look to your windows. Most heat loss is at the windows, and flimsy blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a sturdier window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for superior heat blocking and a comfier room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Home Style Remains in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of your parent’s house? It can be hard to incorporate the latest interior design trends, but if your home is behind by a decade, it’s hard for guests to not notice. So consider two options: update to the newest trends as they happen each season, or pick a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Houston homes go with any style, as do more minimal and neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Can Easily Break Most miniature blinds see signs of aging within a year or two. Bent slats, shortened cords, faded colors, they detract from your windows. Switching to a sturdier, warranty-backed window treatment can help prevent this in the future. The Best Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Houston When it does come time to say so long to cheap blinds, think about one of these window treatments, taking into account your style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most popular choices when Houston homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they are usually sturdier than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can prevent a lot of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also are great blind upgrades. They’re built to block more heat than regular shades, are simple to use, and provide a large variety of options for colors, textures, fabrics and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re wanting to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They suspend from a rail like traditional vertical blinds, but maneuver much more easily and look more stylish since they have wide fabric panels instead of thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the choice to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Houston at 713-853-9629 to have a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!