Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?10/02/2018David White You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from vinyl flooring to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when should you upgrade from your department store 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 giving you the hint to upgrade from your old blinds. Your Room Is Frequently Too Hot or Cold If your thermostat is frequently on but your room still isn’t a comfortable temperature, look to the windows. Most heat transfer is through your 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 top of the line heat blocking and a cozier room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Home Style Is Still in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of the house in a 90’s sitcom? Keeping up with the latest interior trends can be tricky, but if your style is stuck in the past by a decade, it’s hard for guests to not notice. So you have two options: you can switch to the newest trends as they change each year, or pick a window treatment that’s a little more timeless in design. Plantation shutters in Miami homes go with any style, as do classic options like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Can Easily Break Most mini blinds don’t look new within just a year or two. Bent slats, shortened cords, faded colors, they detract from your windows. Investing in a more durable, warranty-backed window treatment can keep your windows looking great. The Top Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Miami When it’s time to say adios to cheap blinds, consider one of these window treatments, while recognizing your style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation ShuttersShutters 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 Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also make great blind upgrades. They’re made to block more heat than regular shades, are simple to use, and provide a large variety of options in the way of 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 suspend 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 get a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment professionals, or use the form below!