Are You Ready To Upgrade From Blinds?10/02/2018Steve Hill You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from vinyl flooring to hardwood, from paneled walls to painted walls. So when is the right time to upgrade from your department store blinds? There are many ways to tell that now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and a number of options for replacement window treatments in Detroit. Let’s learn more. Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Detroit Some signs are easier to see than others, but each of these signs are how you know it’s time to upgrade from your cheap blinds. Your Room Is Usually Too Cold or Hot If your thermostat is frequently on but your room is still drafty or hot, look to your windows. Most heat transfer is through your windows, and miniature blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a sturdier window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for superior heat blocking and a comfier room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Home Style Is Still in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of your house as it was 20 years ago? Keeping up with the latest home fashion trends can be tricky, but if you’re lagging behind by ten years or more, your guests will notice. So consider two options: either update to the latest trends as they occur each season, or use a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Detroit homes stand the test of time, as do more minimal and neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or stately draperies. Your Blinds Are Prone to Wear and Tear Most mini blinds show signs of heavy use within just a year or two. Bent slats, tangled cords, grimy blinds, they make your windows look less than stellar. Upgrading to a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best. The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Detroit When it does come time to say adios to flimsy blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, taking into account your style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most common choices when Detroit homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they are usually sturdier 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 are good blind upgrades. They’re built to block more heat than regular shades, are easy to use, and have a huge variety of options in the way of colors, patterns, materials and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re wanting to replace vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They hang down from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but open and close much more easily and look more stylish due to their wide fabric panels instead of thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Detroit at 248-429-9294 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window style associates, or use the form below!