Window blinds are a great way for Contra Costa County homeowners to maintain privacy in a home while still allowing in light. While Contra Costa County homeowners may know that they want blinds on their windows, it can be hard to choose which blinds to buy. There are many different options and each one has benefits and drawbacks.
What are Blinds
In general, blinds are made from a solid material that are slats and are adjusted by pulling a cord, using a wand, or even by remote control. They can be opened at varying degrees to allow different amounts of light in a room. They can also be fully closed or opened to allow for a view outside or an obstructed view into the home.
There are multiple sizes of blinds. The typical are a ½ inch, 1 inch, and 2 inches. The more common side of blinds is the ½ inch. The 2 inch is the widest blinds and some people prefer the amount of privacy that they provide. The 1 inch is usually the cheaper option because they are easier to manufacture.
Blinds are made to be horizontal and vertical. Each of these designs have their own use. The horizontal blinds are more commonly found in a typical window. They are easy to use and will allow the owner a lot of freedom with how they are set.
Vertical blinds are made for wider windows or doorways. They are made to go from above the window or doorway to the ground so they are much longer. Since they cover a wider area they are a good choice for Contra Costa County homeowners who have walkout doors to a porch or a large window that takes up most of the wall.
Design and Color
Blinds come in many different materials and color. Many blinds are made from vinyl, wood, or aluminum. The main difference between these materials is the cost and how they will match the décor of the house. Depending on the Contra Costa County homeowners, each kind of blind can be more beneficial than another.
The color of the blinds can seem like a hard choice. There are colored blinds that will bring a pop of color into a room. If the Contra Costa County homeowners are set on their color scheme and expects to keep it long term, colored blinds can make a great addition.
For Contra Costa County homeowners who like to change the way a house looks, a more neutral tone is better. Matching the window frame or using a cream or white blind works well with most décor.
Beyond Simple Blinds
There are blinds that are able to be pushed down or pulled up. That gives Contra Costa County homeowners more freedom to let in light while still maintaining their privacy. Their blinds can be changed to fit any windows needs. Since they can move either way they are more innovative than the typically pull string blinds.
For a more sophisticated look, there are wood blinds. Depending on the area of the house faux wood blinds may be a better choice. Faux wood blinds will not retain as much moisture as actual wood blinds. That makes them great for areas like the kitchen or bathroom that will see a lot of moisture.
These faux wood blinds can be painted and no one will be able to know if they are fake wood or not. Once the paint is finished they all look the same.
Contra Costa County homeowners have many options when purchasing blinds. Many people think of the simple ½ inch slat blinds that have a pull string on the side. While these are an option, there are many more choices. There are different materials, colors, and styles of blinds to choose from. No matter a Contra Costa County homeowner’s needs, there is a blind that will help them decorate their house.