Make the Right Choice of Window Blinds

06/20/2015 11:52
Mini-blinds are an excellent choice to add a modern touch to home or office décor. These window treatments are easily maintained and come in a variety of colors, brands and materials. Choosing eco-friendly wooden blinds are attractive for many decors and very durable. These may be more expensive, but have proven to stand the test of time. You can choose from various wood types including bamboo. The room darkening quality of these blinds would keep the room cooler in the summer while allowing the sun to warm the room in the winter and are therefore energy efficient while adding beauty to any décor.
Vertical blinds are another beautiful choice in window treatments, especially for larger windows and sliding doors. These blinds are also easily maintained. These window treatments are also an excellent choice for French doors because they are easily moved to the side while twisting a rod at the side opens these blinds to the degree of light one would like to allow in. These blinds come in an assortment of colors as well as an assortment of materials such as fabric, plastic, vinyl, or wood. They give a modern look and are attractive for any décor. They are very energy efficient as they keep the sun out during the hot summer months and let the sun shine in during the winter months at the consumer's discretion.
Whether choosing horizontal or vertical blinds, these window treatments are trendy and economical. They come in colors and materials to match any décor and offer easy maintenance and functionality. Standard vertical blinds and mini-blinds are available at most discount stores are relatively easy to install and made to fit your windows. For larger or irregularly shaped windows, custom-made blinds are a consideration and can be purchased from specialty stores or home supply stores. Many of these stores offer free estimates. Custom made blinds are generally more expensive than standard blinds, but the clean, modern look they offer as well as the energy efficiency of these blinds, they are still economical.

Blind Windows and Hurricane Protection

06/20/2015 11:49
Are you looking for blinds for bay windows? It used to be a real challenge finding sets of blinds that fit these types of windows and look attractive as well. Fortunately, more and more window blinds makers and sellers are realizing that there is popular demand among home owners and decorators for such a product. Nowadays you can find many styles, materials and colors of blinds for bay windows, especially if you shop online. Why are bay windows becoming so popular to begin with? Well, they add architectural interest to what would be ann otherwise flat house wall

Blind Windows Novel

Because they protrude outward, they also contribute a bit of extra space to the room in which they are located. Yet another reason that many people are having bay windows added to their homes–or included in the original construction plans — is that they create the perfect space for a window seat. Who doesn’t love the idea of curling up on a cushy bay window seat to read a book, perhaps while rain drizzles down the panes? Shopping for blinds for bay windows can present special challenges, though. You will need to buy blinds for three different window panes — the two side sections, and the larger main one. You will have to use the right mounting hardware for each of the three window sections, and make sure that one section’s blind installation doesn’t interfere with that of its neighbor. 

Blind Windows Definition

Taking accurate measurements of all of your bay window’s sections is crucial! If your particular window was added to your house following standardized measurements, you should be able to find ready-made blinds that will meet your needs. On the other hand, if your bay window is has odd or “one off” dimensions,you may need to have your blinds custom made. In any case, you will be delighted at the variety of window blinds available to you. You can go for the traditional horizontal blinds — also called jalousies — or the very popular vertical ones. You might choose blinds made of durable vinyl or plastic, or the even sturdier aluminum. 
Or, you might opt for the warmth of genuine wood window blinds. And then there are the colors! Of course, you can choose traditional white blinds, but an off-white might be preferred by many. There are also blinds in light pastel shades, from blue to green to pink. And for the “wild” decorators out there, you can now find blinds in bold primary colors as well. Although it wasn’t always the case, shopping for blinds for bay windows has been greatly simplified in recent years. If you are just beginning your search, you will be delighted at the selection that awaits you.