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Window shopping: How to buy blinds and shutters

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Blinds and shutters have been quite famously dubbed as the furniture for windows, they offer various degrees of ventilations, privacy and natural heat depending on your usage. With modern materials offering greater options in this area of furnishings, here is how you can give your windows the very best. Here’s how to buy blinds and shutters.

#1 Level of protection from the heat and the cold outside

The first and most important aspect of picking shutters and blinds is to ensure that the degree of protection is just as much as we need/wish. In other words, take a look at how much control you actually have when it comes to keeping out the sun and the snow. The main purpose for the shutter is to offer the complete freedom of choosing the extent to which we want the elements to play a part in out interiors.

#2 Range and style of ventilation provided

Create such lovely and dazzling patterns in the backdrop of natural sunlight, blinds and shutters could further add to the exquisiteness of the room. Try to see how the various degrees of ventilation and style affect your own room before actually getting them installed. They might work very well for the guys at the store, but not so much in your own home.

#3 Check for the material and versatility

There are various modern materials that are available— like fabric that reduces glare or wooden venetian blinds that are great for the ergonomic style of the room. With technology producing so many varieties of materials, you have plenty of options to take a pick from. They are trendy, efficient, durable and add to the elegant ambiance.

#4 Brighter shades and bubbly colors are the fashionable trends

Gone are the days when only the white and the black were used as blinds and shutters. The modern trends is to use bright and chic colors such as the cool blues, vivacious yellows and dazzling oranges to add life to your home both from the outside and from the inside. Try them out once and see the difference they can really make.

#5 Understand the privacy options before you have them installed

While white blinds may give off plenty of glare during day, they are great for privacy at night. On the contrary the black blinds are cool on a sunny day, but tend to reveal a bit too much after sun-downer. Install the shutters and blinds after understanding your own privacy needs and how you can control them.

#6 Check for the budget and opt for the fancy tech add-ons if interested

You will most surely have a budget in mind, therefore find something that fits both your needs wont’ break your bank account. There are several add-ons that are available in the market adding solar panels that will power up a light or two at night, or you could stay away from the mob with some artistic additions …

Happy shopping!

6 comments

  • José March 25, 2009 at 21:42 PM Login to Reply →

    Hi,

    I live in a building where we don’t have front neighbours and so one can be pretty at ease.
    Sometimes I wonder how people who have front neighbours deal with that.
    Of course that in any case, one should not have to worry, for one must have to right to be as one wants at home, but we know that it’s not like that since many people worry more with other’s lives than with their own.
    I hope that I didn’t type too many mistakes since your comment window acts funny and I can’t see everything I type :-)

    Take care,

    José

  • José March 25, 2009 at 21:45 PM Login to Reply →

    Hi,

    I live in a building without front neighbours, so I can be pretty at ease.
    Sometimes I wonder about people who have them.
    Of course that one should not have to worry, but many people worry more about others’ lives than about their own.

    Take care,

    José

  • Dana March 26, 2009 at 05:24 AM Login to Reply →

    Great post thanks for sharing your view on window treatment style colors and trend that are IN these days.

  • Chris Smith March 27, 2009 at 12:29 PM Login to Reply →

    Thanks for your tips on how to buy good quality and
    beautiful window blinds for our home use.

  • Rose March 30, 2009 at 13:40 PM Login to Reply →

    thanks for great tips

  • Eileen Tinkler December 10, 2009 at 13:06 PM Login to Reply →

    Great piece of writing which I found really interesting. In my view however and unfortunatley so, the best technique to clean window blinds is to take them down and give them a sponge bath in the shower with pinesol or lysol or something along those lines. any sort of cleaner will be okay.