Venetian, Vertical, Roman or Roller? Decision Time…

vertical-blindsWhy Choose A Blind?

Blinds are a type of window covering which can be made from many different materials.  Some of these materials can include things such as wood, bamboo, metal, fabric, aluminum, and vinyl.  Blinds normally are made up of lots of blades which can be rotated to open or close the blinds.  They can be vertical blinds or horizontal blinds.

There are lots of different types and styles of blinds or shutters as they can be known.  These include thinks like slat, Venetian, vertical, cellular, mini, roman and roller blinds.

People choose to use blinds over other types of window coverings because it has a few added benefits.  These include things like extra security, extra insulation, limiting of noise and greater control over how much light you want to let in.

Blinds look great in all types of homes and can improve the look of a room if you choose the right blind.  In choosing blinds you need to decide what the main reason for getting the blinds is.  For some people, it will be because they live in a storm-prone area and need the extra protection on the outside of the windows.  For others, it could be that they are a shift worker and want to be able to keep the noise and light out during the day when they need to sleep.  And for others, it could just be because they like the look of them.  Working out the reason will help you to work out what type of blind to go for.

Next, you need to work out how much you can or are willing to spend.  No point going for the more expensive type of blinds and then going for a cheaper type of them as they may not be good quality.  In saying that, there is no point in buying a blind because it is cheap if it is not going to do what you need, you don’t like it or it’s going to fall apart after not long

Make sure you take the time to make a well-informed decision if you get blinds.

vertical blindSome More Info About Blinds…

Blinds can serve many purposes including protection against weather, fire, temperature, and theft.  They can come as hand operated or machine operated.

Window blinds can be vertical or horizontal.  Horizontal blinds have slats that are suspended in a ladder system and can be closed via a rotating drum and can be lifted by a lift cord that stacks the slats at the top of the window.  Vertical blinds run on a rail at the top of the window.  They can be pulled to the side or the middle of a window by a cord.  The can also be twisted open and closed.

So some people may be thinking why use window blinds when I can use curtains.  Well, blinds have many advantages.  They help to insulate the house against the outside temperature.  This means in the winter they keep out the cold and keep in the warm and in the summer they keep out the heat and keep the air inside cool.

Another advantage is the added protection against theft it offers.  It helps to deter and keep out unwanted intruders.  Blinds or shutters can also be a benefit if you live in a high storm risk area.  If the blinds are placed on the outside of the window they can protect the window from any storm damage.

Cheap Blinds

To get cheap blinds for your house you do not need to go for something with less quality.  If you do your research you will be able to find inexpensive blinds without losing quality.  Inexpensive blinds are an excellent way to decorate your home without spending your life savings.  You can find blinds on the internet and in a number of stores for a good price.  You can find all types of blinds for cheap prices.

As with anything you need to do the proper measurement of your windows to make sure you get blinds that will fit.  There is no point buy some blinds that are cheap if when you get home you find that they don’t fit properly.

 If you are going for cheap blinds, it doesn’t mean you need to go for boring colors and boring design blinds.  Cheap blinds come in many different colors and designs.

The internet is a great place to look for bargain window blinds.  You can browse for the right style of blinds for your room in your own house and you will be able to look at a huge selection of blinds which means you will be able to find what you want for the price you want.  You can look through all the colors that are available and you don’t need to make a quick decision.  You could have a look at different blinds then think about it and make your decision later that week.

So if you are looking to bag yourself some bargain blinds then I suggest that you check out the internet.  Don’t rush your decision and make sure you get something because it suits your taste and style rather than because it’s a good bargain.

venitian blindsVenetian Blinds

One of the most common types of window blinds are Venetian blinds.  These blinds have horizontal slats, usually made from vinyl or metal, which are connected with string in a way that allows them to be rotated so they can let in the light or to stop the light.  This type of blind is very good for controlling the amount of light that can pass through the window into a room.

There are 3 main types of Venetian blinds.  They are bamboo, aluminum and wooden.  Sometimes Venetian blinds that have wooden slats can be known as wood blinds or bamboo blinds.  Let’s have a bit of a closer look at these three types:

  • Bamboo blinds are the most unique and different of the three types.  They are thought to be the better blind in terms of appearance.  They are also more durable than the other two.
  • Aluminum blinds will provide you with the most privacy at night time out of all of these three blinds
  • Wooden blinds are the most common of the three.  These ones are also very durable and are a very simple design which makes them very user-friendly for most people.  While they don’t quite look as elegant as the other two they are cheaper and easy to clean.

On a whole, Venetian blinds are said to be more durable, stronger and easier for people to maintain than the normal common blind.

If you are looking for a cheap and inexpensive window covering but something that doesn’t look cheap then these may be the blinds for you.  They look good, will last for a long time, are easy to clean and won’t break the bank

Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are used more as a window covering to keep the light out and either the cold air out or the hot air out. Because most vertical blinds are indoors they aren’t likely to be damaged in storms but they also don’t offer any protection in storms. These types of blinds require less muscle strength and are faster to operate.

Stationery vertical blinds are used in the doorways of homes and some businesses.  These are normally made with thick plastic.  These sorts of blinds can be used to keep out flies and other unwanted pests.  They also can keep the cool air in cold storage rooms.

These days, these types of blinds can be made from some very beautiful fabrics.  These can range from being striped to flowers to a solid color.  It all depends on your personal taste, what room you are decorating and your reasons for wanting verticals.

Vertical blinds and shutters can also be made out of vinyl PVC, vinyl embossed PVC or wood.  It all depends what you want.

One advantage with fabric blinds is that they keep the noise out.  You will be amazed by the difference if you live in a busy part of town.  You will also notice that fabric blinds are great for insulated a room. Another advantage with vertical blinds is that they are a whole lot easier to clean than horizontal window blinds.  They are a very versatile blind.

These blinds great for keeping light out and for individual privacy.  There are so many good points about this type of blind that it is hard to think of any better for your house.  They offer so much and add so much to your room and house.  They are even easy to install and don’t cost that much too.  I’m not sure they have a bad point about them

An interesting fact to finish on about window blinds:  The ancient Egyptian pharaohs had blinds made out of reeds!

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