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Blinds and Shutters: The Ultimate Showdown

Blinds or shutters? The age-old question of window coverings. In this blog post, we break down the key differences in benefits, costs, and impact on home value and help you make the best decision for your home.

From energy efficiency to durability, we’ve got you covered

Blinds and shutters are a popular window covering option for many homeowners. They offer a range of benefits, including privacy, light control, and energy efficiency, and come in a variety of styles and materials to suit different tastes and budgets.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of blinds and shutters available on the market today, as well as compare the benefits, costs, ease of installation, and how they can add value to your home.


Horizontal blind

One of the most common types of window coverings is the horizontal blind, which can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, aluminum, and vinyl.

These blinds have slats that can be tilted or raised to control light and privacy.

Vertical blind

Another popular type of blind is the vertical blind, which has long, vertical slats that can be turned to control light and privacy.

These blinds are often used in large windows or sliding glass doors.

Honeycomb blind

Another option is the cellular or honeycomb shades, also known as thermal blinds. They are made from a series of interconnected honeycomb-shaped cells that trap air to provide insulation. These shades are available in a wide range of colors and styles and can be cordless for child safety. They are known to be energy-efficient, and they can keep the room warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They are however more expensive than other blinds

Solar reflective blinds

A smart feature of the solar reflective blind is a pearlescent backing on the fabric which reflects both heat and light out of the room keeping it glare free and cool in the summer.

This means you can see your tv, protect your furniture and carpet from fading and enjoy a light and bright room!

They  reduce the heat gain and can therefore save you money on air conditioning and electric fans during the summer if you have a very hot room.