3 Things to Consider When Purchasing Custom Window Blinds in Southern California
You know it’s time to make a change, but with so many options available, the selection can be somewhat mind boggling. When selecting custom blinds, Thousand Oaks homeowners can find a truly confusing array of terms. Let’s take a quick look at what you need to know to purchase custom window blinds for your home.
What Kind of Blinds?
Blinds are available in vertical and horizontal configurations. Vertical acts somewhat like a curtain and can be pushed to one side for a better view and fresh air. They’re also a better bet if you have pets that like to look out the window, as the animal can unintentionally cause damage to horizontal blinds. If privacy is your goal, horizontal blinds are an excellent option, as they are not easily displaced by a fan or air conditioning vent blowing on them. Other options including long-lived room-darkening but sometimes noisy metal blinds versus light-filtering vinyl blinds or natural wood products.
Ready Made or Custom Window Blinds?
Though there are a number of readymade options available, custom built blinds will fit your windows better. This is especially important in today’s more modern looks with blinds set into the window frame for a cleaner look. Though readymade can be less expensive, they’re also harder to fit to your exact window space, often leaving unsightly gaps at the edges or binding up as they are slightly too large for the space to be used effectively.
Quality or Value?
We’ve all heard the saying, “You get what you pay for.” It’s true of many things in life, including window treatments. Window blinds are a long-term investment in your home, and not one that you’ll want to replace more than necessary. By spending a little more to purchase a quality window blind system, you’ll be able to enjoy them for many more years to come, saving you time, money, energy and the frustration of having to replace them.
Now that you know what you want, it’s time to act. Dig out your tape measure, write down the measurements you need and check out a showroom to figure out exactly what you want for your home.