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What to Consider When Shopping for Window Blinds Blinds are the simple yet effective solution to window treatments that are extensively available in both brick-and-mortar and web-based stores. However, before shopping, you must know the various kinds of blinds, vital considerations, and particular features. Type Venetian Blinds Venetian blinds are probably the most common type of blinds today. They are made up of thin slats of plastic or vinyl attached together using strings. A cord is used to raise or lower the blinds, while a stick is rotated to adjust the amount of light.
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Roman blinds are constructed using a piece of cloth, plastic, or any natural material, and can be lowered or raised to your height. A cord also raises and lowers the blinds, but there is no other way you can adjust the light. Vertical Blinds Vertical blinds are made of wide slats usually hanging on a track. A cord may be pulled to have all the blinds on one side, and a stick turns the slats to control the light that enters the room. Honeycomb Blinds Honeycomb or cellular shades have two layers of fabric folding when the blinds are raised. The cross-section of this type of blinds is a procession of hexagons, leading to the name “honeycomb blinds. Honeycomb blinds ease but do not fully block sunlight. Stack Height The stack height refers to how much space the blinds take up when they are completely folded. Blinds having a short stack height are preferable if your window has a beautiful view outside. Sunlight Blinds obstruct different amounts of sunlight based on the materials they are made of. Wooden and aluminum Venetian blinds obviously darken a room (even fully) more than do honeycomb blinds. Size Blinds that are affixed to the inside of the window let more light enter through the sides but look cleaner. Should the blinds be mounted above the window, they should be larger than the window. These block the most light, but either way, measurements have to be correct. Design Constancy Installing the same type of blinds for each windows in a room is preferable for a sense of design unity. Honeycomb blinds are the only type of blinds that have the ability to lock in a layer of air between the outdoor and the indoor. This works for insulation, permitting light to enter while controlling heat and cold. Honeycomb blinds are as well the kind that commonly offers a Bottom Up Top Down (BUTD) feature. Special Blinds Lastly, certain special blinds are worth getting, especially in a household with small children and/or seniors. A few examples are remote control, motorized and cordless blinds, along with BUTD blinds, which cleverly allow you to open the blinds from above instead of just from below.