Important Things You Should Know About Blinds

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Home and business owners should understand their window dressing options to make their space as beautiful, comfortable, and private as they like. One of the most popular options for window dressings is blinds. If you’re interested in blinds in Oakville, or the surrounding area, here is our guide to the basic things you should know about them.

 

What are Blinds?

 

Blinds are window coverings made of several slats hung either horizontally or vertically. Blinds are usually made of hard materials, such as wood, plastic, and metal. Cords hold the slats together and allow the user to turn the slats back and forth to open or close them. The slats can also be drawn together (either up or to the side) so that they are completely out of the way of the windows. Some blinds have fabric over the hard slats, which makes them a bit less flexible, but also very beautiful, even luxurious.

 

The Types of Blinds

 

There are several types of blinds that you might be interested in:

 

  • Roman blinds: Roman blinds have hard slats, but they are covered with a fabric that folds up as the blinds are drawn up. Roman blinds in Oakville are popular, and with Milton Blinds, you can explore a wealth of options.
  • Roller blinds: Roller blinds are an unusual blind. They don’t have hard slats. Instead, they are a sheet of fabric that drapes down the window. When you pull the chain, the fabric rolls up. If you’re unsure about how these would work in your space, we’re always happy to do an in-home consultation.
  • Vertical blinds: These are like typical blinds, but they hang vertically instead of horizontally. In Oakville, they are popular for back patio doors or particularly long windows.

 

The Benefits of Blinds

 

There are many benefits to installing blinds in your home or at your business:

  • Control the light in your space
  • Get more control over the temperature of your space
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Get more privacy without blocking the view
  • Add beauty to your space
  • Get a consistent, complete style in your space
  • Potentially impress homebuyers

 

Commercial Blinds

 

Blinds are a great option for commercial spaces. If you are looking at blinds for a large space, like an office building, store, or restaurant, you may want motorized blinds. These are more convenient for your staff or customers to control. On top of that, it’s hard to beat the “wow factor” of this fun, modern, convenient blinds option. Regardless of what you choose, it’s best to have some kind of blinds for your commercial space so you can better control light and temperature and help keep your clients’ privacy.

 

Get Your Blinds in Oakville from Us

 

Are you interested in roman blinds in Oakville or any other kind of blind? Reach out to us at Milton Blinds to discuss which blinds and styles are right for your home and personal tastes. We have a large selection and are happy to help. Contact us today, and we can get started on your next project!

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