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Considerations for Buying Window Blinds Blinds are the simple yet effective solution to window treatments that are extensively available in both brick-and-mortar and web-based stores. However, before shopping, you must know the various kinds of blinds, vital considerations, and particular features. Type Venetian Blinds Venetian blinds are probably the most common type of blinds today. They are made up of thin slats of plastic or vinyl attached together using strings. A cord is pulled to lower or raise the blinds, and a stick is twisted them to control the amount of light.
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Roman blinds, which are made of a sheet of plastic, cloth or any natural materials, may be raised and lowered to any preferred height. A cord also raises and lowers the blinds, but there is no other way you can adjust the light. Vertical Blinds Vertical blinds are made of wide slats usually hanging on a track. A cord pulls the blinds to either side, and a stick twists the slats to control the light. Honeycomb Blinds Honeycomb or cellular shades come with two layers of fabric that fold as the blinds are raised. The cross-section of this kind of blinds is a procession of hexagons, thus producing the name “honeycomb blinds. Honeycomb blinds lessen but do not actually eliminate sunlight. Stack Height The stack height is the amount of space taken up by the blinds while folded completely. Blinds having a short stack height are preferable if your window has a beautiful view outside. Sunlight Blinds block obstruct varied amounts of sunlight, depending on the materials used to make them. Obviously, aluminum and wooden Venetian blinds can darken a room (even totally) more than honeycomb blinds can. Size Blinds that are affixed to the inside of the window let more light enter through the sides but look cleaner. Blinds that are mounted above the window must be larger than the window. These block the most light, but either way, measurements have to be correct. Design Constancy To create and maintain unity in design, installing the same type of blinds for all the windows of a room is preferable. Honeycomb blinds are the only kind of blinds that holds a layer of air between inside and outside. This works as an insulator, letting light enter while preventing heat and cold. As well, honeycomb blinds are the type that most frequently has a Bottom Up Top Down (BUTD) option. Special Blinds Finally, some special blinds are worth having, especially in homes with young kids and/or seniors. Examples of these include motorized, remote and cordless blinds, as well as BUTD blinds, which creatively allow you to open the blinds on top instead of just at the bottom.