It’s our aim to be as helpful as possible, whether you already own a set of window blinds and shades, or you’re thinking of buying new custom made coverings. Either way, the tips below are worth a look.
Vertical and horizontal blinds are suitable for different needs
Larger windows panels, or glass doors, will benefit more from vertical blinds that can cover larger surface areas more easily. In terms of blocking light, horizontal blind, which are the classic ones, tend to be a little better. The same goes for securing privacy and creating blackout conditions. Of course, by ensuring these coverings are custom made to the dimensions of the windows in question will help to ensure their efficiency.
Avoid DIY when it comes to motorized window blinds
It’s tempting, we know. But there are plenty of other parts of your home that you can hone your DIY skills on. Seeing as the electric blinds shouldn’t just fit perfectly, they must also work flawlessly, you’ll probably want to leave the blind installation process to professionals. Setting up the window treatment system can be difficult, especially when they’re going to be hardwired. Even battery or solar powered shades will require a professional installation, to prevent all sorts of future problems.
Remember that cordless shades are always a viable option
Regardless of which type of covering you’re interested in, if your intention is to install them in a nursery or a young child’s bedroom, consider opting for the cordless variety. Even if the new blinds or shades are meant for your living room or some other part of your home, if you have small children, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Get in touch with Thousand Oaks Blinds & Shades to learn about the various cordless window covering options available today.