Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Jacob Hayes You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from linoleum to hardwood, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when should you upgrade from your blinds? There are a number of signs that now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and a number of options for replacement window treatments in Kingsport. Let’s learn more. Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Kingsport Some are easier to see than others, but each of these signs are how you know it’s time to upgrade from your cheap blinds. Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot If your HVAC unit is running most of the time but your room is still drafty or hot, it may be your windows. The majority of heat transfer occurs through your windows, and miniature blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a sturdier window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a comfier room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Room Style Is Stuck in the Past Do your windows look like your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be tricky to know the latest style trends, but if you’re lagging behind by ten years or more, your visitors will notice. So there are two options: you can keep up with the newest trends as they change each year, or use a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in Kingsport homes go with any style, as do classic options like natural wood blinds or full draperies. Your Blinds Can Easily Break Most off-the-shelf blinds show signs of heavy use within the first year or two. Broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they make your windows look less than stellar. Switching to a stronger, warranty-backed window treatment can help your windows look their best. The Top Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Kingsport When it’s time to say adios to flimsy blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, while recognizing your home’s style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most popular choices when Kingsport homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they are more durable than other window treatments, and depending on the material can prevent a large amount of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Another good 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 in the way of colors, patterns, materials and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re looking to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) are a good option. They hang down from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but move very easily and look much classier because of 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 Kingsport at 276-378-7422 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!