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Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

October 02, 2018

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 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 Antonio. Let’s learn more.

Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in San Antonio

Some are easier to spot than others, but each of these signs are how you know it’s time to say goodbye to your old blinds.

Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot

If your thermostat is running most of the time but your room is still too hot or cold, it may be the windows. Most heat loss happens through your windows, and blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for top of the line heat blocking and a more comfortable room.

Your Home Style Remains in the Past

Do your windows look like your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be hard to keep up with the latest interior design trends, but if your home is behind by a decade, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So consider two basic options: either update to the newest trends as they happen each year, or use a window treatment that’s a little more timeless in design. Plantation shutters in San Antonio homes go with any style, as do more minimal and neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or full draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last

Most mini blinds show signs of heavy use within a year or two. Bent slats, frayed cords, grimy blinds, they reflect poorly on your windows. Switching to a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best.

The Top Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in San Antonio

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen you’re ready to say goodbye to cheap blinds, consider one of these window treatments, while recognizing your home’s style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are a popular choice when San Antonio homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they are more durable than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built can prevent a lot of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also make wonderful blind upgrades. They’re built to block more heat than normal shades, are a snap to use, and have a ton of options including colors, textures, materials and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re wanting to replace vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) are a good option. They suspend from a rail like traditional vertical blinds, but move much more easily and look much classier since they have large fabric panels instead of thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the choice to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters San Antonio at 210-876-0377 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment professionals, or use the form below!