Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Collins Jones You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from old tile 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 a number of options for replacement window treatments in Dallas. Let’s take a look. 3 Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Dallas Some signs are more apparent than others, but every one of these signs are how you know it’s time to say goodbye to your old blinds. Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot If your HVAC unit is frequently on but your room is still too hot or cold, look to the windows. The majority of heat transfer occurs through your windows, and miniature blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a more energy efficient 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 Home Style Is Still in the Past Do your windows look like the house in a 90’s sitcom? Staying on top of the latest home design trends can be tricky, but if your style is stuck in the past by a decade, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So you have two options: you can switch to the newest trends as they happen each season, or choose a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Dallas homes stand the test of time, as do classic window treatments like natural wood blinds or stately draperies. Your Blinds Are Prone to Wear and Tear Most off-the-shelf blinds don’t look new within the first year or two. Broken slats, tangled cords, faded colors, they all serve to make your windows look less than stellar. Investing in a sturdier, longer-lasting window treatment can keep your windows looking great. The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Dallas When you’re ready to say goodbye to flimsy blinds, consider one of these window treatments, taking into account your home’s style. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are a common choice when Dallas homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they tend to be sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on the material can reduce a huge amount of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also are wonderful blind upgrades. They’re made to trap more heat than normal shades, are simple to use, and provide a huge 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) are a good option. They suspend from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but open and close a lot more smoothly and look more stylish due to their large fabric panels instead of thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the choice to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Dallas at 214-301-5066 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!