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Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from old tile to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when is the best time upgrade from your run of the mill blinds?

There are many ways to tell that right now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and even more options for replacement window treatments in San Diego. Let’s take a look.

3 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 cheap blinds.

Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot

If your heater or air conditioner are frequently on but your room still isn’t a cozy temperature, see if it’s your windows. The majority of heat loss occurs through your windows, and blinds aren’t 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.

Your Interior Style Is Still in the Past

Do your windows look like your parent’s house? It can be hard to keep up with the latest interior design trends, but if you’re lagging behind by several years, your visitors will easily notice. So consider two options: either switch to the newest trends as they change each year, or choose a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in San Diego homes go with any style, as do more minimal and neutral options like natural wood blinds or stately draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Are Prone to Wear and Tear

Most off-the-shelf blinds see signs of aging 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 keep your windows looking great.

The Top Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in San Diego

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it does come time to say so long to flimsy blinds, think about one of these window treatments, depending on your style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most common products when San Diego homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. They’re 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 great blind upgrades. They’re made to trap more heat than normal shades, are easy to use, and offer 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) might be right for you. They are attached to a top rail like regular vertical blinds, but maneuver much more easily and look more stylish 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 get a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!