Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Darren Wong You upgrade from laminate counters to granite, from vinyl flooring to bamboo flooring, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when should you upgrade from your run of the mill blinds? There are many ways to tell that today is the time to upgrade your blinds, and numerous options for replacement window treatments in Honolulu. Let’s learn more. Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Honolulu Some signs are easier to see than others, but every one of these signs are giving you the hint to say goodbye to your old blinds. Your Room Is Usually Too Hot or Cold If your heater or air conditioner are frequently on but your room still isn’t the right temperature, look to the windows. Most heat transfer is through your windows, and blinds aren’t very energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a more sustainable 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 Interior Style Remains in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of the house in a 90’s sitcom? It can be tricky to keep up with the latest home fashion trends, but if you’re lagging behind by a decade, it’s hard for guests to not notice. So there are two basic options: you can update to the newest trends as they change each season, or use a window treatment that won’t go out of style. Plantation shutters in Honolulu homes stand the test of time, as do neutral options like natural wood blinds or stately draperies. Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last Most mini blinds see signs of aging within the first year or two. Bent or broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they reflect poorly on your windows. Investing in a sturdier, warranty-backed window treatment can help prevent this in the future. The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Honolulu When it does come time to say adios to mini blinds, think about one of these window treatments, while recognizing your home’s needs. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are a popular choice when Honolulu homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they tend to be more durable than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can reduce a huge amount of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Another great blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re made to trap more heat than normal shades, are easy to use, and offer a huge variety of options for colors, patterns, materials and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re trying to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They are attached to a top rail like regular vertical blinds, but open and close much more easily and look more stylish since they have 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 Honolulu at 808-797-2004 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window treatment professionals, or use the form below!