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Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade from shag carpets to berber rugs, from vinyl flooring to bamboo flooring, from wallpaper to painted walls. 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 lots of options for replacement window treatments in Honolulu. Let’s learn more.

Signs You Need to Upgrade from Blinds in Honolulu

Some are easier to see than others, but each of these signs are probably telling you to say goodbye to your old blinds.

Your Room Is Usually Too Hot or Cold

If your heater or air conditioner are running constantly but your room is still too hot or cold, look to the windows. Most heat transfer is through your windows, and blinds aren’t very energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more sustainable window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a comfier room.

Your Interior Style Remains in the Past

Do your windows resemble your parent’s house? It can be tricky to keep up with the latest interior design trends, but if your home is behind by several years, it’s hard for guests to not notice. So you have two options: either keep up with 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 go with any style, as do more minimal and neutral options like natural wood blinds or stately draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last

Most mini blinds show signs of heavy use within the first year or two. Broken slats, tangled cords, yellowed slats, they reflect poorly on your windows. Upgrading to a sturdier, warranty-backed window treatment can help prevent this in the future.

The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in Honolulu

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it does come time to say adios to mini blinds, consider one of these window treatments, while recognizing your home’s needs.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are a popular choice when Honolulu homeowners upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they are more durable than other window treatments, and depending on the 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 simple to use, and provide a huge variety of options in the way of colors, patterns, materials 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 are attached to a top rail like regular vertical blinds, but open and close much more easily and look much classier due to their 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 design professionals, or use the form below!