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Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from linoleum to bamboo flooring, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when should you upgrade from your run of the mill blinds?

There are a few ways to know that right now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and lots of options for replacement window treatments in Miami. Let’s get started.

Signs You Need to Upgrade your Blinds in Miami

Some are easier to spot than others, but all of these signs are probably telling you to upgrade from your cheap blinds.

Your Room Is Frequently Too Hot or Cold

If your heater or air conditioner are frequently on but your room is still drafty or hot, look to the windows. Most heat transfer is through your windows, and miniature blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a more sustainable window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for top of the line heat blocking and a cozier room.

Your Home Style Is Stuck in the Past

Do your windows look like the house in a 90’s sitcom? It can be tricky to keep up with the latest interior design trends, but if your style is stuck in the past by a decade, it’s hard for guests to not notice. So there are two options: either switch to the newest trends as they change each year, or pick a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Miami homes stand the test of time, as do classic options like natural wood blinds or full draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Can Easily Break

Most mini blinds don’t look new within the first year or two. Bent slats, shortened cords, faded colors, they make your windows look bad. Upgrading to a more durable, warranty-backed window treatment can help prevent this in the future.

The Top Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Miami

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it’s time to say adios to mini blinds, think about one of these window treatments, while recognizing your home’s needs.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most common products when Miami homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they tend to be sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built 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 made to block more heat than normal shades, are easy to use, and offer a large variety of options for colors, textures, fabrics and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re trying to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They hang down from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but move a lot more smoothly and look more stylish with their wide fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats.

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the choice to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Miami at 305-520-7515 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment professionals, or use the form below!