Different Types of Blinds

Window Blinds

Window blinds are a type of window treatment that seems to be overtaking the traditional curtain panels that we have used in the past. Window blinds are typically made of wood, faux wood, metal, plastic or fabric and they can have either horizontal or vertical slats (also known as vanes and these are separate layers of material). Another variation is the roller blind which does not have slats; it is basically a single piece of material that is either rolled up or down so as to open or close the blinds.

Window blinds are normally operated either manually or electronically, depending on the users’ preference. The latter tends to be much more beneficial particularly where small children, the elderly, disabled persons and those who are confined to bed are concerned. There is no need to walk over to the window to open or close the blinds and there aren’t any cords that can pose as a potential hazard to small children and pets.


Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are a type of window treatment that hang in a vertical position from the top of the head rail and are normally available in fabric, vinyl, wood and faux wood. They are great at controlling the specified amount of daylight that you want to allow into the room and they are available in a wide range of styles and designs.

It doesn’t matter what size the window is because it is possible to have vertical blinds custom made to fit any window in your home. When it comes to choosing how you want the blinds to open, you can choose between them opening to the left, right or center. Vertical blinds can be either motorized or operated manual.

Faux Wood Blinds

Contrary to what the name implies, faux wood blinds are actually streets ahead of real wood blinds because of their durability, easy maintenance, low cost and great functionality. Faux wood blinds are perfect for any room in the home, even those where high levels of condensation occur such as the bathroom. This is because they do not warp or distort, whereas real wood does after too much exposure to high moisture areas.

Faux wood blinds are easy to clean and they look as good as real wood. You might be surprised that many people cannot even tell the difference. You will notice the difference though – mostly in your pocket, as faux wood is much cheaper than real wood.

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