Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Blake Jarman You upgrade your home from shag carpets to berber rugs, from vinyl flooring to hardwood, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when is the best time upgrade from your blinds? There are a few ways to know that today is the time to upgrade your blinds, and numerous options for replacement window treatments in Raleigh. Let’s get started. Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in Raleigh Some are easier to see than others, but each of these signs are how you know it’s time to say goodbye to your cheap blinds. Your Room Is Usually Too Cold or Hot If your heater or air conditioner are frequently on but your room still isn’t a comfortable temperature, see if it’s your windows. Most heat loss occurs at the windows, and miniature blinds aren’t very energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for superior heat blocking and a more comfortable room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Room Style Is Stuck in the Past Do your windows resemble your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be hard to know the latest style trends, but if you’re lagging behind by a decade, your guests will notice. So consider two options: either update to the newest trends as they happen each year, or pick a window treatment that’s a little more timeless in design. Plantation shutters in Raleigh homes stand the test of time, as do classic window treatments like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Can Easily Break Most miniature blinds show signs of heavy use within the first year or two. Bent slats, shortened cords, grimy blinds, they reflect poorly on your windows. Upgrading to a stronger, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best. The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Raleigh When it does come time to say so long to mini 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 products when Raleigh homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they are usually more durable than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can reduce a lot of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also are good blind upgrades. They’re made to trap more heat than other shades, are simple to use, and have a large variety of options for colors, patterns, materials and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re looking to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They suspend from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but maneuver much more easily and look much classier due to their large fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the choice to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Raleigh at 919-887-9198 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window style associates, or use the form below!