Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Dan Taylor You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from vinyl flooring to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when is the best time upgrade from your run of the mill blinds? There are many ways to tell that today is the time to upgrade your blinds, and even more options for replacement window treatments in Atlanta. Let’s learn more. Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in Atlanta Some signs are more apparent than others, but all of these signs are giving you the hint to say goodbye to your old blinds. Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot If your HVAC unit is running most of the time but your room is still drafty or hot, look to the windows. The majority of heat transfer occurs at the windows, and flimsy blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more sustainable window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a more comfortable room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Home Style Is Stuck in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of the house in a 90’s sitcom? Keeping up with the latest home design trends can be hard, but if your style is stuck in the past by several years, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So you have two options: either keep up with the newest trends as they occur each season, or pick a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Atlanta homes work with the latest trends, as do classic window treatments like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last Most miniature blinds don’t look new within the first year or two. Bent slats, tangled cords, faded colors, they make your windows look less than stellar. Switching to a sturdier, warranty-backed window treatment can help prevent this in the future. The Top Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Atlanta When it does come time to say goodbye to flimsy blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, depending on your style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are a popular choice when Atlanta homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they tend to be more durable than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can help block a huge amount of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also make great blind upgrades. They’re designed to block more heat than normal shades, are a snap to use, and provide a huge variety of options including colors, textures, fabrics and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re wanting to replace vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They are attached to a top rail like other vertical blinds, but open and close very easily and look more stylish with their wide fabric panels instead of thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Atlanta at 404-962-8517 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window design professionals, or use the form below!