Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?

Collins 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 still isn’t a comfortable temperature, 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.

Open shutter window in living 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.

Living room with fireplace and open Polywood shutters 

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

Polywood Shutters in Narrow Window

Shutters are one of the most common products when Dallas homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they are usually sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on the material can reduce a huge amount of energy loss.

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another good blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. 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!