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Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?

October 02, 2018

You upgrade your home from white appliances to stainless steel, from vinyl flooring to hardwood, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when is the right time to upgrade from your run of the mill blinds?

There are many ways to tell that today is the time to upgrade your blinds, and a number of options for replacement window treatments in New York. Let’s take a look.

Signs You Should Upgrade your Blinds in New York

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

Your Room Is Often Too Hot or Cold

If your HVAC unit is frequently on but your room is still drafty or hot, see if it’s your windows. Most heat transfer occurs through your windows, and miniature blinds aren’t 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.

Your Interior Style Is Stuck in the Past

Do your windows sometimes remind you of your house as it was 20 years ago? It can be tricky to incorporate the latest home fashion trends, but if you’re lagging behind by several years, your guests will easily notice. So consider two options: either update to the newest trends as they happen each year, or pick a window treatment that’s a little more timeless in design. Plantation shutters in New York homes stand the test of time, as do neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or streamlined draperies.

Living room with plantation shutters

Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last

Most miniature blinds see signs of aging within the first year or two. Bent or broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they detract from your windows. Upgrading to a sturdier, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best.

The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in New York

Polywood Shutters in Narrow WindowWhen it does come time to say goodbye to flimsy blinds, think about one of these window treatments, taking into account your home’s needs.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters are one of the most common products when New York homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their looks are timeless, they tend to be sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built can reduce a large amount of energy loss. 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also are good blind upgrades. They’re made to trap more heat than normal shades, are easy to use, and have a large variety of options in the way of colors, textures, fabrics and more. 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks


If you’re trying to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They are attached to a top rail like regular vertical blinds, but move very easily and are 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 New York at 631-246-3930 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!