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07 Mar 2017
If you are not interested in curtains for covering windows the only choice left for you is to choose between shutters or blinds. These window coverings are available in a host of styles and designs.  Here are some suggestions to help you make an informed choice between shutters and blinds.
 
Window blinds or shutters are a type of window covering that is crafted from metal, wood or plastic. They are available in an array of styles. Here are some tips to help you to decide whether to buy shutters and blinds for your window.
 
1. Window Type:
The type of window covering you choose depends on the size and type of window. For instance, for the sliding bi-fold doors and the French doors, the chic vertical blinds are certainly the best choice.
 
If a window is unusually-shaped, round or arch-shaped, the bespoke shutters are the best as they complement the architectural beauty. The beauty of standard windows is enhanced with shutters or blinds.
 
2. The Type of Room:
The type of room and the purpose of using a certain window covering can help you to decide which window covering is ideal. For instance, if a window is facing the neighbour’s house or a busy street, a window dressing that offers light as well as privacy is required and to fulfill this requirement the louvered shutters are the ideal ones.
 
In the bathroom or kitchen, a window covering resistant to moisture is required. The vinyl shutter is ideal in such a case as it offers greater longevity and is waterproof.
 
For the bedroom a window covering with black out property is ideal. Blinds are best in such a case but a good alternative in such a case would be the hybrid Venetian shutter blinds.
 
3.Cost:
Cost plays a vital role in deciding what type of window treatment to buy. It is wise to decide on a budget before paying for a window dressing. Generally the shutters are more expensive than the blinds due to the material, they are made up of.
 
4. Durability:
 
When it comes to durability, shutters are preferred over the blinds. Shutters whether constructed from vinyl or wood, are hardwearing and long lasting.
 
A blind can be long lasting too if they are crafted from superior quality materials.  Therefore always choose quality blinds or shutters with a long term guarantee.
 
5. Preference:
 
Finally whether to choose blinds or shutter comes down to personal choice. Blinds are a good option if you want your window to be unfettered and clear and if you are fond of plain, shutters are the best, but on the other hand the streamlined shutter look goes well with both contemporary and traditional interiors.
 
Thus weighing the pros and cons, you can either go for cheap shutter blinds or quality blinds depending on your budget. Ultimately nothing is a wrong or right decision. Go for a window treatment that is cost-effective, durable and blends well with your window.


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