Are You Ready To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Dennis Rooney You upgrade your home from white appliances to stainless steel, from linoleum 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 City. Let’s learn more. Signs You Should Upgrade your Blinds in New York City Some 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 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 at the windows, and flimsy blinds are some of the least 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. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Interior Style Is Still 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 interior design trends, but if you’re lagging behind by a decade, your guests will easily notice. So consider two options: either update to the newest trends as they happen each year, or choose a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in New York City homes stand the test of time, as do neutral window treatments like natural wood blinds or streamlined draperies. Your Blinds Aren’t Built to Last Most mini blinds see signs of aging within just a year or two. Broken slats, frayed cords, faded colors, they detract from your windows. Upgrading to a more durable, longer-lasting window treatment can help your windows look their best. The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in New York City When you’re ready to say goodbye to flimsy blinds, consider one of these window treatments, taking into account your home’s needs. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most common choices when New York City homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. They’re timeless, they are sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built can help block 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 regular 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 replace 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 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 New York at 631-246-3930 to receive a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!