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Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from linoleum to bamboo flooring, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when is the best time upgrade from your department store 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 take a look.

Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in Atlanta

Some signs are more apparent than others, but all of these signs are probably telling you 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 still isn’t a comfortable temperature, see if it’s the windows. The majority of heat transfer happens at the windows, and flimsy blinds are some of the least 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.

Your Home Style Is Stuck in the Past

Do your windows look like 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: you can update to the newest trends as they occur each season, or choose 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.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last

Most mini blinds don’t look new within just a year or two. Bent slats, tangled cords, yellowed slats, they make your windows look less than stellar. Switching to a more durable, warranty-backed window treatment can keep your windows looking great.

The Top Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Atlanta

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it’s time to say goodbye to flimsy blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, taking into account your style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most common products when Atlanta homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they are more durable than other window treatments, and depending on the material can help block a huge amount of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another great blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re designed to block more heat than regular 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 treatment professionals, or use the form below!