Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?10/02/2018Tyson Williams You upgrade from shag carpets to berber rugs, from old tile to bamboo flooring, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when is the best time upgrade from your department store blinds? There are a number of signs that right now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and even more options for replacement window treatments in San Diego. Let’s learn more. Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in San Diego Some are more noticeable than others, but all of these signs are probably telling you to move on from your old blinds. Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot If your thermostat is frequently on but your room is still too hot or cold, look to your windows. The majority of heat loss occurs through your windows, and blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Make the switch to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a more comfortable room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Interior Style Is Still in the Past Do your windows look like the house in a 90’s sitcom? It can be hard to keep up with the latest interior design trends, but if you’re lagging behind by several years, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So consider two options: either switch to the newest trends as they occur each year, or choose a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in San Diego homes stand the test of time, as do neutral options like natural wood blinds or streamlined draperies. Your Blinds Are Prone to Wear and Tear Most off-the-shelf blinds show signs of heavy use within a year or two. Bent slats, tangled cords, grimy blinds, they reflect poorly on your windows. Upgrading to a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can help prevent this in the future. The Top Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in San Diego When you’re ready to say so long to flimsy blinds, consider one of these window treatments, depending on your style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most common choices when San Diego 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 prevent a lot of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also make wonderful blind upgrades. They’re made to trap more heat than regular shades, are easy to use, and provide a ton of options including colors, textures, fabrics and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re wanting to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) are a good option. They are attached to a top 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 San Diego at 760-405-8887 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!