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Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from white appliances to stainless steel, from old tile to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. So when is the right time to upgrade from your run of the mill 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 cheap blinds.

Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot

If your HVAC unit is running constantly but your room still isn’t a cozy temperature, look to the windows. The majority of heat transfer happens through your windows, and flimsy 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 cozier room.

Your Room Style Is Still in the Past

Do your windows sometimes remind you of your parent’s house? Staying on top of the latest home design trends can be tricky, but if your style is stuck in the past by several years, it’s hard for visitors to not notice. So there are two options: either 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 streamlined draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Can Easily Break

Most off-the-shelf blinds don’t look new within just a year or two. Broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they all serve to make your windows look less than stellar. Investing in a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can help prevent this in the future.

The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Dallas

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it does come time to say so long to flimsy blinds, consider one of these window treatments, depending on your home’s style.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most common choices when Dallas homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they are usually sturdier than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can help block a large amount of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another good blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re built to trap more heat than normal shades, are easy to use, and provide a ton of options for colors, textures, fabrics and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re looking to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. 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 get a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!