Is It Time To Upgrade From Blinds?

Curtis Orton

You upgrade your home from white appliances to stainless steel, from old tile to hardwood, from paneled walls to painted walls. So when should you upgrade from your run of the mill blinds?

There are a number of signs that right now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and a number of options for replacement window treatments in San Jose. Let’s get started.

Signs You Should Upgrade from Blinds in San Jose

Some are more noticeable than others, but each of these signs are giving you the hint to say goodbye to your blinds.

Your Room Is Often Too Cold or Hot

If your HVAC unit is frequently on but your room is still drafty or hot, it may be your windows. Most heat loss is at the windows, and miniature blinds aren’t energy-efficient window treatments. Upgrade to a sturdier window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for superior heat blocking and a cozier room.

Open shutter window in living room

Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny

Your Interior Style Is Still in the Past

Do your windows resemble the house in a 90’s sitcom? Keeping up with the latest home fashion trends can be hard, but if you’re lagging behind by several years, your guests will easily notice. So you have two basic options: either switch to the newest trends as they happen each season, or use a window treatment that’s timeless. Plantation shutters in San Jose homes go with any style, as do classic options like natural wood blinds or streamlined draperies.

Living room with fireplace and open Polywood shutters 

Your Blinds Can Easily Break

Most mini blinds show signs of heavy use within just a year or two. Bent or broken slats, tangled cords, faded colors, they all serve to make your windows look less than stellar. Investing in a more durable, warranty-backed window treatment can keep your windows looking great.

The Best Choices for Upgrading From Blinds in San Jose

When it’s time to say so long to cheap blinds, consider one of these window treatments, depending on your home’s needs.

Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters

Polywood Shutters in Narrow Window

Shutters are one of the most popular products when San Jose homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they are sturdier than other window treatments, and depending on how they’re built can prevent a large amount of energy loss.
 

Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades

Another good blind upgrade are cellular (or honeycomb) shades. They’re made to trap more heat than normal shades, are a snap to use, and provide a large variety of options in the way of colors, textures, fabrics and more.
 

Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks

 

If you’re looking to upgrade vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) make the cut. They are attached to a top rail like traditional vertical blinds, but open and close much more easily and look more stylish due to their wide fabric panels as opposed to thin blind slats.
 

Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today

Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters San Jose at 408-831-3373 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window style professionals, or use the form below!