Is It Time To Upgrade Your Blinds?10/02/2018Eric Ramsey You upgrade your home from laminate counters to granite, from old tile to hardwood, from bare walls to wainscoting. So when is the right time to upgrade from your blinds? There are a few ways to know that now is the time to upgrade your blinds, and a number of options for replacement window treatments in Destin. Let’s learn more. 3 Signs You Should Upgrade your Blinds in Destin Some signs are more apparent than others, but each of these signs are giving you the hint to say goodbye to your old blinds. Your Room Is Frequently Too Cold or Hot If your thermostat is running most of the time but your room is still drafty or hot, see if it’s your windows. The majority of heat transfer occurs at the windows, and flimsy blinds are some of the least energy-efficient window treatments. Switch to a more energy efficient window treatment like Polywood plantation shutters or Honeycomb shades for heat blocking and a cozier room. Photo Courtesy of Finishing Touch Decor by Jenny Your Interior Style Remains in the Past Do your windows sometimes remind you of your house as it was 20 years ago? Staying on top of the latest home design trends can be hard, but if your home is behind by a decade, your guests will notice. So consider two basic options: you can switch to the newest trends as they change each season, or use a window treatment that’s a little more timeless in design. Plantation shutters in Destin homes go with any style, as do more minimal and 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 a year or two. Broken slats, shortened cords, grimy blinds, they make your windows look less than stellar. Switching to a stronger, longer-lasting window treatment can help prevent this in the future. The Best Picks for Upgrading From Blinds in Destin When it’s time to say adios to flimsy blinds, choose from one of these window treatments, depending on your home’s needs. Replacing Blinds with Plantation Shutters Shutters are one of the most common products when Destin homeowners decide to upgrade from blinds. Their style is timeless, they are usually sturdier than other window treatments, and if they’re built out of the right material can help block a huge amount of energy loss. Replacing Blinds with Cellular Shades Cellular (or honeycomb) shades also are good blind upgrades. They’re designed to block more heat than regular shades, are a snap to use, and provide a ton of options in the way of colors, textures, materials and more. Replacing Blinds with Panel Tracks If you’re trying to switch your vertical blinds, then panel tracks (or panel track blinds) might be right for you. They suspend from a rail like regular vertical blinds, but move very easily and look much classier due to their wide fabric panels instead of thin blind slats. Give Your Blinds an Upgrade Today Make the decision to upgrade your home from cheap blinds today. Call Sunburst Shutters Destin at 850-203-0419 to get a free in-home estimate from one of our window design associates, or use the form below!