Choosing window treatments is one of the most significant decisions you’ll make when you’re remodeling your home or looking for a simple DIY project. The windows in a home naturally attract attention, and how you choose to cover your windows will play a big part in the overall design and aesthetic of your home.
Blinds, curtains, and shutter window treatments are most popular options out there, so we thought we would be super helpful and tell you just how they compare. If you can’t decide on just one, sometimes you can even combine different types of window treatments with plantation shutters by, for example, using curtains above an installation of café style shutters.
Blinds: Here’s What You Need to Know
Blinds are essentially a less durable, less sturdy, and more rudimentary looking version of slatted plantation shutters. Blinds are often made from plastic, aluminum, vinyl, or various other coatings. On the other hand, our shutters are made from high-quality woods and other materials. Blinds can last ten or maybe fifteen years if they’re well-cared for, whereas wooden shutters can last a lot longer.
Blinds don’t do the greatest job when it comes to blocking light from entering a home when you’re trying to make things dark, and they aren’t effective at insulating the home when it’s colder outside.
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The Basics About Curtains
Curtains are fairly versatile and can be easily installed throughout the home. Simple curtain panels can be purchased relatively inexpensively, but high-quality curtains can become quite costly. If you have small children or pets, curtains (as well as longer blinds) prove to be a hazard, whereas shutters - being firmly installed within the frame of the window – will be no issue at all.
Curtains will usually do a better job of insulating the room when it’s colder outside compared to blinds. If you want to block out most of the light from entering the room, then black out curtains are a good option. However, they won’t be totally effective since there is a gap between the curtain rod and the wall/window. With shutters, it’s easier to achieve a blackout in your room because they reside within the window frame, without gaps for light to enter through.
Curtains can help muffle the noise from outside, but again, it will depend on the thickness of fabric and how the curtains are installed.
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Here’s Why Homeowners Love Shutters
Shutters take a little bit more work to install than blinds or curtains, but it’s still a quick DIY project for a homeowner or a very routine job for a professional installer. This little bit of extra effort is well worth it when you end up with the ideal treatment for your windows, custom-made to your exact specifications.
Getting Your Own Shutters
Would you love to see how great shutters look in your home, and how convenient and useful they are in terms of their functionality? We’ll send you a free sample based on which styles you’re most interested in, or you can jump right in and place your order.
We’ll even help you take measurements of your windows to ensure that your new shutters fit perfectly. We provide clear and simple measuring guides, and our friend staff are always on hand should you need an extra hand. As with measuring, we provide guides for that too. We really have made it as easy as possible.
DIY window shutters
can be a very rewarding project, and a fantastic to upgrade the look and feel of your home. Get in touch
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