Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?10/02/2018Tyler Jorgensen 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 department store blinds? There are a number of signs that 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 every one of these signs are how you know it’s time to say goodbye to your cheap 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 are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for superior heat blocking and a more comfortable room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Home Style Remains in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be hard to keep up with the latest interior design trends, but if you’re lagging 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 timeless. Plantation shutters in San Antonio homes stand the test of time, as do more minimal and neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last Most mini blinds show signs of heavy use within a year or two. Bent slats, tangled cords, grimy blinds, they make your windows look less than stellar. Switching to a sturdier, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best. The Top Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in San Antonio When you’re ready to say goodbye to mini blinds, think about one of these window treatments, while recognizing your home’s style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are a popular choice when San Antonio homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they tend to be 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 great blind upgrades. They’re made to block more heat than regular 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 upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They hang down from a rail like traditional vertical blinds, but move a lot more smoothly and look more stylish due to their 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!