Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Mike Horn You upgrade your home from shag carpets to berber rugs, from vinyl flooring to hardwood, from paneled walls to painted walls. So when is the right time to upgrade from your run of the mill blinds? There are a number of signs that now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and numerous options for replacement window treatments in New Brunswick. Let’s take a look. Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in New Brunswick Some are more easy to spot than others, but every one of these signs are how you know it’s time to upgrade from your old blinds. Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot If your thermostat is running most of the time but your room still isn’t the right temperature, look to your windows. The majority of heat transfer is through your windows, and miniature blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Make the switch to a sturdier window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for top of the line heat blocking and a comfier room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Room Style Remains in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of the house in a 90’s sitcom? Staying on top of the latest home design trends can be tricky, but if you’re lagging behind by ten years or more, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So there are two basic options: you can keep up with the newest trends as they change each season, or use a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in New Brunswick homes work with the latest trends, as do more minimal and neutral options like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Are Prone to Wear and Tear Most off-the-shelf blinds show signs of heavy use within the first year or two. Broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they reflect poorly on your windows. Investing in a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can keep your windows looking great. The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in New Brunswick When it’s time to say so long to mini blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, depending on your needs. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are a popular choice when New Brunswick homeowners upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they tend to be more durable than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built can help block a lot of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also are wonderful blind upgrades. They’re made to block more heat than regular shades, are simple to use, and have a ton of options including colors, patterns, fabrics and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re wanting to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They suspend from a rail like traditional vertical blinds, but maneuver very easily and are 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 New Brunswick at 732-301-6168 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!